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Food Services opens CEI location through intersession

The Food Services outlet in the Centre for Engineering Innovation has re-opened to provide patrons with beverages, sandwiches and pastries from the Second Cup and Bozii through intersession.

“We are very happy to be able to offer this service to our campus clientele,” says department head Dave McEwen. “At the end of the semester, we will evaluate whether the level of business warrants staying open through summer session as well.”

The location, called “the Hub,” will operate Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tim Horton’s outlet to beef up menu for summer

Starting next week and running through the summer, the Tim Horton’s kiosk in the CAW Student Centre will add sandwiches, salads and other grab-and-go items to its usual offerings of beverages and pastries, says Food Services department head Dave McEwen.

The kiosk will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. as the only campus food outlet.

Love of gardening can bring campus closer to community

The University’s campus community garden project is a way to close a gap between the campus community and the surrounding neighbourhoods, says its founder.

Rita Haase, a sessional instructor in women’s studies, helped to get the garden—located on California Avenue behind the education building— running in the spring of 2010. She said its 200 volunteers encompass UWindsor students and employees as well as about 30 members of the broader community.

“If we share the food and love of gardening, it can bring people together,” she says.

Lancers step up to the plate to encourage healthy eating

What’s blue and gold and encourages UWindsor students to eat healthy during exams? Lancer varsity athletes!

When nutritionist Chris Wellington wanted to promote healthy diet choices on video screens at Food Services outlets across campus, she knew just where to turn.

“What sends a better message about eating right than images of our Lancers?” she asked. “They are the embodiment of the healthy balance we hope all our students will strive for.”

Food Services announces extended hours for exam period

Food Services will extend its hours of service at many of its campus outlets during the exam crunch, says department head Dave McEwen.

“At this important time of year, we recognize the need to be as flexible as we can,” he says. “We are proud to be able to provide more service to the students—maybe it can help to reduce the end-of-semester stress.”

The changes include:

Changes in Marketplace aimed at serving residence students

The Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre has expanded its services to better meet the needs of residence students, says Dave McEwen, head of Food Services.

“We have introduced a number of changes, expanding our hours, our menus, and even our seating capacity,” McEwen says. “It’s all aimed at providing the best experience for our patrons.”

The cafeteria boasts an additional 90 seats and has extended its hours Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Second Cup station ready to serve

The Marketplace food court’s latest addition opened Tuesday. The Second Cup offers self-serve coffees and other hot beverages.

Dave McEwen, Food Services department head, says he had been working to bring the company to campus since early 2010.

“They have a great line of premium coffee products, all certified by the Rainforest Alliance,” he says. “Second Cup really takes into consideration sustainable business practices.”