University of Windsor Students’ Alliance

Charity fashion show to reflect diversity of taste—and models

Organizers of a charity fashion show on campus this week are making an effort to capture the glitz of a high-end presentation, without reflecting stereotypical preconceptions of what makes a good model.

The show, labelled “Fearless,” is presented by Students for Charitable Enterprise in partnership with the Womyn’s Centre as a fundraiser for Hiatus House, a social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing domestic violence.

Week of activities to promote education against bullying

In an effort to educate students about the serious implications of bullying, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance has partnered with Windsor Pride to host a series of events next week— International Bullying Awareness Week.

“Bullying doesn’t end when students leave high school, it can continue into University or the workplace,” says Kim Orr, president of the alliance. “That’s why it is so important that we bring attention to the serious mental and physical effects that bullying can have on people.”

Techno superstar Richie Hawtin to host music workshop

Electronic music innovator and DJ Richie Hawtin will present a workshop called “CNTRL: Beyond EDM - Electronic & Techno(logy) Based Music” at the University of Windsor’s Ambassador Auditorium on November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will combine educational daytime lectures on music technology for fans of electronic dance music (EDM), showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and the future of music technology and performance.

Health Fair full of giveaways and takeaways for students and staff

UWindsor students and staff were educated on wellness issues and treated to giveaways at the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday.

“Students need to know about our programs so that they can easily access the help they need right here on campus,” says Sophie Kargl, who staffed a booth for Campus Recreation.

Kargl promoted physical activity and fitness classes at the Forge Fitness Centre, encouraging students to spin the Info Wheel, which had questions testing their knowledge of health issues affecting young people.

Lecture to discuss body’s defence against cancer

Tumors are like new organs, says Mina J. Bissell, and are made of multiple cell types and components. Before they can grow, they must compete with the microenvironment to overcome anti-tumorigenic pressures.