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Sam GirardQuarterback Sam Girard will lead the Lancer football team in its final home game of the 2019 campaign, Saturday on Alumni Field.

Final home game to draw Lancer football fans to Alumni Field

Saturday’s Lancer football game, the team’s final home contest of 2019, promises action off the field as well as on it.

As part of Alumni Week festivities, the University of Windsor Alumni Association is hosting a barbecue, starting at 11:45 a.m. in the stadium. This year’s inductees in the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame will be introduced to the crowd.

For Seniors’ Day, fans will have a chance to show appreciation before kick-off for all Windsor football players graduating this year.

It’s Minor Football Day, allowing free admission to all Windsor minor football players wearing their team jerseys.

Athletics staff promise loads of promotions and giveaways over the course of the day, and there’s even a game — the Lancers will take to Alumni Field to line up against the Laurier Golden Hawks at 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

Visit the Lancers webpage for additional information or to purchase game tickets.

Professor Michael Darroch of the School of Creative Arts promotes its programs to a visitor at the UWindsor booth during the Ontario Universities Fair.Professor Michael Darroch of the School of Creative Arts promotes its programs to a visitor at the UWindsor booth during the Ontario Universities Fair.

Team takes Windsor Proud message to Universities Fair

Faculty, students, and staff representing the University of Windsor shared what it means to be “Windsor Proud” with more than 7,000 prospective students and their parents at the Ontario Universities Fair, Sept. 27 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, says Chris Busch, acting associate vice president, enrolment management.

He notes that number of visitors to the UWindsor booth is an increase of nearly 30 per cent over 2018.

“A tremendous amount of effort goes into organizing this event and we cannot do it without the dedicated students, faculty, and staff who give up their weekend to travel to Toronto,” Busch says. “For that, I am greatly appreciative.”

All 21 Ontario universities participate in the annual fair, which draws students, families, and educators. Busch calls it an important milestone on the recruitment calendar.

“It provides a valuable opportunity for us to share information on our academic programs and the student experience with individuals who are interested in post-secondary studies in their future,” he says.

The next significant date for his team is Fall Open House, which will bring thousands of high schoolers and their families to campus on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Watch a video of the UWindsor outreach team participating in a cheer led by student ambassador Hassan Shaban:

Ergonomics on call to prevent back pain

Diane GregoryEmploying ergonomics knowledge to prevent back injury and pain is the subject of a free public lecture Friday, Oct. 4, on the UWindsor campus.

Diane Gregory, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, will present “Bad Backs: What Can We Learn from Basic Science to Help Foster a Healthier Workplace?” at noon in room 144, Human Kinetics Building.

Dr. Gregory’s research is in the area of spine biomechanics with an emphasis on the intervertebral disc and spine injuries, but she holds a cross-appointment in health sciences and is highly involved in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics — and in particular, low back pain.

Friday’s lecture is presented by the Faculty of Human Kinetics as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series.

farmers market signThe third campus farmers market of the fall is set for the student centre Thursday, Oct. 3.

Farmers to market wares in student centre

A forecast of rain has relocated the campus farmers market to the CAW Student Centre Commons today — Thursday, Oct. 3.

Participating vendors include:

  • fresh produce from Bouchard Farms and maple syrup from Ruscom Farms;
  • personal care products from My Choice Natural;
  • apparel from Sweetlegs;
  • baked goods from Christine’s Bake Shop and Fehr’s Heritage Bakery;
  • teas and coffees from Organo;
  • specialty cuisine from Little Foot Foods and My Choice Pancakes; and
  • sweet treats from Kettle Popcorn and Walkerville Candies.

The market will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.