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International Student Centre

Shared Thanksgiving an “awesome experience” for local host

Therese Papineau may be getting a little old for the childhood game of show-and-tell, but she said it made her Thanksgiving a richer celebration.

She expanded her guest list by three international students through the Host for the Holidays program. Anvesh Sai Polari, Gurdeep Singh Boparai and Mandeep Singh Sidhu enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings at her home on Sunday, October.

Film examines American culture of gun violence

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Bowling for Columbine, noon Wednesday, October 3, in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.~

Director Michael Moore examines American gun culture in this 2002 feature, which won an Oscar and a host of awards around the world. Alternating between humourous and horrifying, Bowling for Columbine sets out to answer the question: is the US a nation of gun nuts or just plain nuts?

Host program a chance to extend Thanksgiving celebration

Michelle Fitzgerald, administrator of exchange student services, values the experience of sharing her Thanksgiving with visitors from overseas, and encourages her campus colleagues to consider registering for the Host for the Holidays program.

“If your family dinner is like mine, there is usually so much food that a few more people won't make a difference,” Fitzgerald says. “You are introducing the students to this bit of Canadian culture and at the same time you get to see the Thanksgiving celebration through the eyes of someone else.”

Supermarket tour to introduce international students to Canadian food shopping

Walking through a Canadian grocery store, there are healthy choices in every aisle—if you know how to find them, says Chris Wellington.

A registered dietitian at the Windsor Family Health Team and a sessional instructor in nursing, she has started a one-year contract as a nutritionist with Food Services, Student Health Services and Residence Services. She will conduct a tour of the Metro supermarket this Sunday, September 16. It is aimed at international students but everyone is welcome.

International students enjoy a welcome from Windsor

More than 350 new students coming to UWindsor this fall from overseas—including almost 90 exchange students—help to define the campus as an international destination, says Enrique Chacon.

The international student advisor helped to organize orientation sessions especially for this group, with sessions Sunday and Monday on topics ranging from adjusting to Canada’s culture and climate, understanding expectations for academic integrity, and dealing with visa and immigration issues.

Paschal Dim said that he already made some new friends during a welcoming barbecue on Sunday.

International Student Centre to host screening of Euro Cup final

Soccer fans hoping to join a crowd to watch the championship match in the 2012 Euro Cup tournament are in luck—the International Student Society is hosting a screening of the game Sunday, July 1, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the International Student Centre, on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

“We will welcome everyone that wants to watch,” says Enkel Doci,, the society’s vice-president administration. “In addition, we will provide soft drinks and snacks for those that show up.”

International students celebrate opening of new centre

The new location of the International Student Centre is “amazing,” says Paran Ahluwalia.

The fourth-year electrical engineering major, a native of India, is president of the International Student Society. She was on hand Thursday for a reception celebrating the grand opening of the centre, on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

“The staff here are so nice,” she says. “I hope the beautiful new space means more international students will come here.”