Miah-Marie Langlois

Event promises to consider the Qur’an in the light of science

A free public event on Thursday, February 16, will feature two speakers addressing the topic “The Qur’an in the Light of Science”

  • Robert Dufour, God and Atheism
  • Imam Mohamed Mahmoud, Qur’an the Living Miracle

at 5:30 p.m. in room G133, Chrysler Hall North.

The lectures are the centrepiece of Islamic Awareness Week, sponsored by the Muslim Students Association. Booths offer information about Islam, February 13 to 17 in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Cartier Hall to lose telephone service Wednesday

A re-splice of the telecommunications cable to Cartier Hall will leave that building without landline phone service for part of Wednesday, February 15, reports Facility Services.

The work is in preparation for the demolition of the former Drama Building, says project administrator Mark Rudkin: “All the telephones are fed from the old drama building to Cartier, but we’re rewiring around it.”

He has also scheduled a fire watch for Wednesday, since the work involves a fire alarm outage.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Rudkin at 519-253-3000, ext 2168.

Summer Experience Program offers funding for youth work experience

Campus employers hoping to create summer positions under the province’s Summer Experience Program must submit their proposals no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, to Donna Menna, acting career development coordinator at the Center for Career Education.

The goal of the program is to provide entry-level work experience for Ontario youth to develop transferable career related skills. Positions must focus on activities such as customer service, regulatory or legislative requirements, policy and program delivery, information technology, and service contract management.

Student government to announce transit initiative

The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance will make a major announcement regarding its relationship with Transit Windsor on Monday, February 13.

“Just look for the bus in front of Leddy Library at 11 a.m.,” says alliance president André Capaldi. “We invite the entire campus community to join us for this event.”

Presentation to cast light on Special Investigations Unit

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit remains in the vanguard of civilian oversight of police in Canada, says outreach coordinator Jasbir Brar.

When police officers are involved in incidents where someone has been seriously injured, dies or alleges sexual assault, the SIU has the statutory mandate to conduct independent investigations to determine whether a criminal offence took place.

Reminder: Call for nominations for special appointments

There is one week left for nominations and applications for the titles of Professor Emerita/Emeritus, University Professor and Honorary Professor. The Special Appointments Committee is accepting nominations or applications for an eligible candidate to the Office of the University Secretariat by February 15.

Drama professor Tedfred Myers remembered for impact on students’ lives

Drama professor Tedfred Myers, who died Friday, Feburary 3, at the age of 56, is remembered for the difference he made in the lives of his students, says Lionel Walsh, director of the School of Dramatic Art.

“What characterized Ted was in every case, the students came first with him,” Walsh said. “He cared so deeply about the young people he taught — that was the centre of his approach.”

Tuition rebate to ensure access to education, says minister

It is tough being a student today, but his government hopes the new 30 per cent tuition rebate will help, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Glen Murray said during a trip to campus Thursday.

“No one should ever be turned away from a university or college education because they can’t afford it,” he told a gathering of students and officials from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College in the CAW Student Centre.