Miah-Marie Langlois

Retirees’ banquet falling later this year

If you have been waiting for word about this year’s retirees banquet and reunion, your wait is over. But if you have been waiting for the event itself, your wait is just beginning.

The dinner, formerly held in the spring each year, has been moved to the fall, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

“Under the previous schedule, we missed recognizing many employees who would retire late in the calendar year,” she says. “This way, we hope to be able to congratulate almost all the faculty and staff in the year of their retirement.”

Panel to discuss NGO intervention in developing world

A video calling for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony ignited unprecedented backlash and counter-backlash and in the process generated a reported 100 million views on the Web site of the sponsoring organization, Invisible Children.

A panel will discuss intervention by non-governmental organizations in third world countries, with a focus on the issues raised by the Kony 2012 video, Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

The panellists include:

Campus colleagues collect $7,600 in support of cancer patient

In just over a week, friends and co-workers gathered $7,600 to help a UWindsor carpenter offset costs related to his treatment for cancer.

“The response was just phenomenal,” said Sandy Power, one of the organizers of a campaign in support of Bernie Mulligan. “We are so pleased with the support. People all across campus wanted to help Bernie; even retirees came forward.”

Café Chez Vanier to close this September

Café Chez Vanier will close this September to save approximately $300,000 in direct costs and balance Food Services’ budget. To accommodate residence students who visit this restaurant, the hours of the Crocodile Grill located one floor below will be extended to include lunch, and the Market Place in the CAW Student Centre will also offer longer hours. Specific operating hours will be finalized in the weeks to come.

Universities welcome federal investment in research

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada welcomed strategic investments in research and innovation in Thursday’s federal budget.

“The budget provides new opportunities for talented graduate students to gain research experiences in companies across Canada,” association president Paul Davidson said in a statement. “We’re also pleased the budget recognizes the importance of deepening international education and research linkages.”

UWindsor student reclaims world ice dance crown

UWindsor psychology student Tessa Virtue and her ice dancing partner Scott Moir reclaimed their top ranking at the world figure skating championships in Nice, France.

The pair won the 2010 world title as well as the gold medal at the Vancouver Olympic Games, but had to settle for second place at the 2011 world championship. This week, they won both the short program and free skate, finishing with a total of 182.65 points – more than four points ahead of the defending titlists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

Barbecue night a highlight for Vanier diners

Café Chez Vanier’s “Best of the Best” promotion continues today — Wednesday, March 28 — with a barbecue dinner on the outdoor terrace from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring grilled strip loin steak, burgers, or a quarter chicken, as well as penne primavera, vegetarian hot dogs and burgers.

The Best of the Best offers the most popular dishes of the year. Today’s lunch menu boasts chicken fingers, a philly steak sandwich, a black bean and quinoa quesadilla, and a spinach and Swiss omelette.

Check out all this week’s menus at www.uwindsor.ca/food.