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Conference promises student leadership skills

The Lancer Leadership Conference, March 8 to 13 on Blackboard and MS Teams, will offer attendees presentations and workshops on the skills necessary to make a difference.

“We’re hoping to register as many participants as possible,” says organizer Simon du Toit, co-ordinator of leadership development in the Student Success and Leadership Centre. “It will be a great conference with lots of engagement activities to build community.”

Evening coffee meet-ups will allow informal exchange, and afternoon sessions will feature some 16 presentations by students.

The six morning workshops include:

  • Equitable Leadership Development and Racialized Groups
  • Resiliency in Difficult Times
  • Leadership and the Bystander Initiative
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • EQ (emotional intelligence) at Work

All the events will be recorded to allow conferees to take in the presentations on their own time.

Admission is free and open to anyone over the age of 16. Register here to attend.

Kavaughn BoismierKavaughn Boismier shared her perspective as a racialized woman in the executive leadership space, last week at the Odette School of Business.

Business leader describes quest for more

Kavaughn Boismier, chief financial officer of WaveDirect Telecommunications and founder of the Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative, shared her perspective as a racialized woman in the executive leadership space with faculty, staff, and students of the Odette School of Business last week.

In a presentation titled “Quest for More,” Boismier discussed how her background helped shape who the woman she is today — a finalist for Young Professional of the Year in the 2021 Business Excellence Awards of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The daughter of a biracial couple, she didn’t think anything of the fact that her skin colour didn’t match her classmates; it didn’t match her mother’s, either, noted Boismier. She recalled that meals came from food banks and Christmas gifts from Sparky’s Toy Drive, but she always found opportunity to “do what I could with what I had.”

Women of Windsor is a not-for-profit specializing in helping women realize their career and professional development ambitions, through mentorship, advocacy, and advice. In collaboration with the Womxn’s Centre of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, it will host a webinar on Friday, March 12, showcasing a panel of women who have worked their way up to positions of success.

Register for the Womxn Empowering Womxn seminar.

Face off in NHL 21Lancer Recreation is partnering with the Windsor Spitfires to host an NHL 21 tournament on March 20.

Esports hockey tournament summons students off the bench

Lancer Recreation is partnering with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League to host a tournament of the video game NHL 21.

Play will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, on the PlayStation console.

Entry is free with a $50 gift card first-place prize and a $25 gift card for second place, sponsored by the Spitfires.

Register at imleagues.com/windsor before March 19. Find more info in the full article, “Lancer Rec partners with Spitfires for eSports Tournament.”

person looking puzzled, perhaps by triviaA fourth round in the University’s faculty and staff virtual trivia competition is set for March 12.

Trivia to gather colleagues in competition

Faculty and staff fans of trivia knowledge will gather online for a fourth entry in the University’s virtual trivia competition on Friday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Quiz questions are in the works by the previous winners, the Fact Monkeys: Beth Daly, Cheryl Collier, Lori Buchanan, John Rossi, and Tim Brunet.

“It’s an opportunity to team up with friends and have fun,” says Brunet.

There is no cost to participate.

Contestants may form teams of up to five, or individuals can ask to be assigned to a team. Register online prior to March 11; direct questions about the event to tbrunet@uwindsor.ca.