Superior Court in TorontoNine Windsor Law students have secured clerkships in Canada’s court system this year.

Faculty of Law celebrating success in securing clerkships

For most law students, the prospect of securing a clerkship in Canada’s court system is something to strive for. During a clerkship, selected law students are placed with one or more supervising judges for the unique opportunity to experience the trial process first-hand, to work closely with judicial officials, and to substantively engage in a myriad of legal issues.

This year, Windsor Law’s Career Services Office reports that nine law students have obtained clerkships, including:

  • Samuel Mazzuca – Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Ramisha Farooq – Federal Court of Canada
  • Natasha Daley – Superior Court of Justice, Central West Region
  • Andrea Bracaglia – Superior Court of Justice, Southwest Region
  • Roxana Jahani Aval – Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region
  • Ashley Ash – Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
  • Leslie Schumacher – Superior Court of Justice, Northeast Region
  • Robin Goldberg – Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region
  • Hannah Thackeray – Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court

“Windsor Law has always been strong at the clerkship level, but this year I think is especially impressive considering everything was processed remotely,” says director of career services Anna Maria Decia-Gualtieri. “I’m grateful to be working with such a great clerkship committee.”

Besides Decia-Gualtieri, current members of the clerkship committee include dean Christopher Waters and professors David Tanovich, Kristen Thomasen, and Richard Moon.

graphic reading National Volunteer WeekThe Alumni Association is celebrating National Volunteer Week by reflecting on their impact on campus and in the community this past year.

Alumni Association reflects on impact made by volunteers

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2021, April 18 through 24, the UWindsor Alumni Association is reflecting — virtually — on the impact of volunteers on campus and in the community this past year.

After the pandemic halted in-person activities for the Alumni Association, the focus shifted to providing support and engaging volunteers in a virtual setting.

“This change brought on a unique level of engagement for our volunteers and alumni,” says Rob Janisse, alumni co-ordinator of special projects. “Whether it was our Board of Directors or committees working to support and fund various community initiatives in the battle against COVID-19, volunteers donating their blood as part of the Alumni Cares Blood Drive, or alumni across the globe joining UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees to mentor students and alumni facing new challenges, our volunteers stepped up when it mattered most.”

The Alumni Cares Volunteer Program was launched in January and provides opportunities for alumni and friends of the University of Windsor to give back to their communities in a meaningful and engaging way. Through volunteerism, local and global community outreach, and acts of good will, the program seeks to build campus and community partnerships by collaborating to help those in need and supporting the mission of enriching the lives of students and alumni.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Alumni Association will be profiling volunteers and their impacts on social media and encouraging the Lancer community to share and celebrate their volunteer experiences.

To get involved with the Alumni Association or to learn more, visit

Joe ComartinCanadian consul general to Detroit, Joe Comartin, will address a meeting hosted by the Organization of Part-time University Students, Wednesday, April 21.

Consul to address final part-time student webinar of semester

Joe Comartin, Canada’s consul general to Detroit and a former UWindsor instructor, is the special guest speaker at a webinar hosted by the Organization of Part-time University Students, Wednesday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. The event is the last planned by OPUS this semester and is open to all faculty and staff as well as students.

Comartin represented the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh in the federal parliament from 2000 to 2015, where he served as opposition house leader and deputy speaker.

Upon leaving elected office, he taught courses in constitutional law and Parliamentary ethics and reform at the University of Windsor.

To attend Wednesday’s meeting, email to receive the link.

Taylor Leitch, Maggie MitaniTaylor Leitch and Maggie Mitani have signed on to play with the Lancer women’s hockey team in 2022-23.

Westerners commit to Lancer women’s hockey

The addition of two blueliners for the 2022-23 season builds the Lancer women’s hockey team for the future, says head coach Deanna Iwanicka.

Both players hail from U18 AAA hockey leagues in western provinces: Taylor Leitch of the Prince Albert Northern Bears will study science with the goal of becoming an optometrist, and Maggie Mitani of the Winnipeg Avros is as yet undecided on her future career path.

“We want to have players from across Canada,” says Iwanicka. “I feel this diversity adds to the student-athlete experience and graduate success. It creates a network for each person that spans the country, playing with new people and creating opportunities throughout Canada.”

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logos of Assumption University and the Windsor Jewish Federation and Community CentreAssumption University and the Windsor Jewish Federation and Community Centre present research into contemporary anti-Semitism May 26.

Presentation to probe contemporary experiences of anti-Semitism

John Cappucci, Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict at Assumption University, will conduct a live-streamed presentation entitled “The Persistent Prejudice: Contemporary Anti-Semitism in a Canadian Region” on May 26.

Dr. Cappucci will discuss the results of surveys conducted with members of the Windsor-Essex Jewish community to examine the state of anti-Semitism and manifestations of this prejudice experienced by the local community.

The event is presented by Assumption University in partnership with the Windsor Jewish Federation and Community Centre. Find the link at

Notebook headed "thought catalgoue"A newsletter from Human Resources offers suggestions for spring cleaning your mind to reach your greatest potential.

Spring cleaning subject of wellness newsletter

Clutter and mess can contribute to tension, irritability, and even depression, according to the April 2021 edition of Workplace Wellness E-Digest, published by the Department of Human Resources’ Office of Employee Engagement and Development.

“When some people are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, they might try yoga or mindfulness but for others giving the shelves a quick dust, wiping down the kitchen counter, or even organizing the closet is just as beneficial for their mental health,” the newsletter points out.

It offers information on several aspects of spring cleaning, including the mental health benefits of decluttering, tips to declutter your mind, and ways to combat the spring blues.

Read the entire issue of the Workplace Wellness E-Digest.