Penny Linton

UWindsor employees invited to share the joy of graduation as convocation volunteers

Volunteering at the University’s Convocation ceremonies is one of the perks of his job, says Richard Lanspeary of the Advising Centre.

“It provides me an opportunity to see students after all their academic studies are finished,” he says. “We see them at Head Start, we get them through the admissions process, help them make course selections, nurture their study skills, and provide emotional bolstering when necessary.

“It is wonderful to see them at the end of the day, crossing the stage with a smile on their faces and holding that degree in their hands.”

Journalist asks: what would the world look like if Don Cherry were a woman?

Journalist Laura Robinson knows first-hand the challenges of being a woman in sport.

A three-time Ontario cycling champion, 1979 Ontario and Canadian rowing champion, active Nordic skier and runner, Robinson recalls an active childhood in which she was encouraged by her family to pursue her love for athletics. She was surprised and angered to find, even at a young age, that sports were not welcoming to girls and women.

Growing up in what is now Mississauga, Ontario, Robinson discovered her interest in cycling when a group of local boys biked to her house.