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Residence Services

Student volunteers celebrating food drive’s success

Our campus is full of heroes, says Jacqueline Mellish.

Residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa halls, she says a food drive launched by the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project on Saturday, April 6, collected 7,200 lbs. of goods—almost double last year’s amount.

“This year’s Day of Action was crazy successful,” says Mellish. “In total, we had 120 volunteers representing all six residence halls, plus staff helping out.”

Heroes seeking support for food drive

Everyone can be a hero, says Jacqueline Mellish, residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa Halls. She is calling on the University community to join in an effort to help replenish the dwindling supplies in local food banks.

Student volunteers with the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project will fan out across the city on Saturday, April 6, for a Day of Action to collect non-perishable foods, but the donations can start early, says Mellish, if faculty, staff and students drop off contributions to the Residence Services office.

Reception honours residence student achievements

It has been a challenge to maintain an A average in the first year of her nursing studies while representing Alumni Hall on the Windsor Inter-Residence Council, says Angela Li, but it has been worth it.

“Some of my most rewarding experiences thus far have resulted,” she said, as one of the students whose accomplishments were celebrated during a reception held last week by the residence services department.

Public welcome at residence blood clinic Wednesday

A blood donor clinic scheduled for Vanier Hall on Wednesday is aimed at students living in residence but open to all, says Canadian Blood Services.

The clinic runs 5 to 8 p.m. on January 30 in the Oak Room; as always, walk-in donors are welcome. The entire experience, including health assessment and recovery, takes about an hour.

“Just an hour to help save a life,” says Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “We hope students will attend and bring a friend as well!”

Information nights to offer details on residence life jobs

Residence Life is currently hiring for the 2013/14 academic year. Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:

  • Resident Assistant
  • Resident Assistant – Academic
  • Student Conduct Board Coordinator

Residence Life Staff members are upper year students who live in the residence buildings and act as leaders, role models and mentors while they manage their assigned community of students.

Information nights regarding the RA position are:

End of exams will bring more than relief to residence students

Whether it crept on without a warning or it couldn’t have come any faster, it’s inevitable—December is in full swing. For many of the students living in UWindsor's six residence halls, the end of final exams will bring more than just a sigh of relief.

Danielle Gunsch, a first-year biology student living in residence, hasn’t been to her home in Kitchener for more than a weekend in over six months.

“One thing I really miss are long daily talks with my mom,” she says. “Right now we only talk every two weeks.”

Haunted residence to resurrect ghosts of Electa past

A Hallowe’en tour through the basement of Electa Hall will draw on the building’s haunted history, says organizer Michael Dasilva, a resident assistant.

“We are trying to make it more traditional,” says the second-year law student. “We are basing it a lot on its former use as a nunnery and all the legends of Electa Hall.”

The event runs 7 to 11 p.m. on Monday, October 29, and will feature student volunteers enacting scenes of terror—although the presentation can be tamed for younger patrons.