Pengchong Mao

Memorial ceremony draws mourners for engineering student

More than 200 mourners—students, faculty, staff and members of Windsor’s Chinese community—gathered Friday for a memorial ceremony in honour of Shaowen Zhang, the engineering student who died August 21.

“We want to commemorate him,” said Penchong Mao, a fellow engineering student who befriended Zhang during their time in the English Language Improvement Program. “We hope he can stay in peace. We want to be his family.”

It was a theme echoed by international student advisor Enrique Chacon, who said he was amazed by the turnout.

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.”