Miah-Marie Langlois

Automotive giveaway to fuel drive to quit smoking

Quitting smoking or tobacco use for the month of March could win a member of the UWindsor community a new Ford Fusion hybrid or Ford Edge, one of two $5,000 dream vacation getaways or one of seven $2,000 cash prizes, reports the campus Leave The Pack Behind team.

The students, working out of the health promotion office, are registering participants in the Driven to Quit Challenge.

To enter:

Drummond report underscores importance of higher education to economy, says Council of Ontario Universities

Ontario universities appreciate the focus on postsecondary education issues provided by the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, welcoming particularly its support for sufficient tuition revenue so that universities can continue to maintain the quality of the student experience, the Council of Ontario Universities announced in a news release yesterday.

Holiday an opportunity to consider importance of families

The Family Day holiday helps to focus attention on the importance of family in Canadian society, says a UWindsor social work professor.

“The idea that we have decided this is important highlights that as a nation, we are dedicated to family,” Jim Coyle said in an interview Wednesday. “Whether we are First Nations, have long roots in Canada, or are recent immigrants to this country, one of the things we all have in common is that family is a basic building block in our lives.”

Piping repairs to shut down campus hot water Tuesday

Repairs to pipes will deny hot water service to most buildings on campus, from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

The shutdown will apply to all campus buildings with the exception of:

OPUS to honour faculty, staff and students at March 15 awards banquet

The Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) invites the campus community to attend the 20th Annual OPUS Awards Banquet, Thursday, March 15, at the Caboto Club.

All faculty, staff, alumni and part-time undergraduate students are welcome to attend and support their peers at this free event, but seating is limited and filling quickly.

To reserve a place, please contact OPUS staff at 519-971-3603 or e-mail opus@uwindsor.ca before Monday, February 20.

This year’s OPUS award recipients are:

Students seeking applicants to score job with Toronto soccer team

A group of UWindsor graduate students is hoping to help find the new face of the Toronto Football Club.

Toronto FC, the professional soccer franchise owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has launched a nationwide campaign soliciting applicants for a one-year contract with the organization.

The club promises a high-profile position that includes:

International Student Centre to celebrate grand opening Thursday

The International Student Centre invites the campus community to celebrate its new location during an official opening ceremony on Thursday, February 16.

An grand opening reception runs 2 to 4 p.m. with the ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The centre, located on the second floor of Laurier Hall, is accessed through a dedicated entrance toward the north end of the building’s west wall. To arrange for access to an elevator, please phone 519-253-3000, ext. 3938.

Film records a road trip on a river

Summer 2008, a year before Hydro-Québec starts building an 8-billion dollar hydroelectric project, Alexis de Gheldere and Nicolas Boisclair decide to canoe down the Romaine River with two environmentalists… a “river trip” of 500 kilometres which will take them from the source in Labrador to the mouth in the Gulf of St-Lawrence.

Renovations to raise hoarding around Erie Hall and Lambton Tower

Renovations to the outside of Erie Hall and Lambton Tower will require hoarding on the pedestrian deck surrounding the buildings, advises Facility Services.

Project administrator Randy Frabotta says the change will not obstruct access to the buildings. He invites questions or concerns at 519-253-3000, ext. 2160.