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Student asks questions of social work grad advisorsThe graduate studies showcase, Thursday in the CAW Student Centre, promises representatives from every UWindsor program on hand to answer questions.

Event to showcase graduate programs

If you have questions about graduate studies, you can find answers Thursday in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Representatives from every UWindsor graduate program will answer questions about:

  • admissions and program requirements,
  • research opportunities,
  • career possibilities,
  • scholarships and other funding opportunities

during the Graduate Studies Showcase. Hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the event will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.

Anneke Smit, Patrícia Galvão FerreiraProfessors Anneke Smit and Patrícia Galvão Ferreira lead the new Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum.

Film screening to launch climate action forum

This Friday, professors Anneke Smit and Patrícia Galvão Ferreira and a team of students from Windsor Law will launch a new project to support meaningful municipal climate action across Canada and beyond.

The Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum launch will take place at the Capitol Theatre, in partnership with the Windsor International Film Festival.

“The Cities and Climate Action Forum is an interactive platform aimed at empowering youth, community builders, and municipal institutions across Canada to collaborate for meaningful climate change responses at the local level,” says Dr. Galvão Ferreira. “The forum also contributes to existing global initiatives to support local actors to address the climate challenge, under the Paris Climate Agreement. With cities responsible for 60 per cent or more of global carbon emissions, they have to be part of the solution to the climate crisis.”

The forum is based at Windsor Hall downtown and is part of the new Windsor Law Centre for Cities.

Students are at the core of its work. In addition to a grant from the Government of Canada, the forum has received financial support from the University of Windsor’s Research Innovation Fund, Windsor Law, and the School of Creative Arts. It aims to create new spaces for training, research, and public engagement via conferences, workshops, webinars, social media, and open access resources, with the ultimate goal of building institutional and community capacity to combat climate change at the local level.

“As a community-facing project, we are delighted to be partnering with WIFF for our official launch,” says Dr. Smit.

Friday’s launch event will begin at 4:25 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre with a screening of There’s Something in the Water, a film by actor and director Ellen Page and director and producer Ian Daniel. The film is based on Dalhousie University professor Ingrid Waldron’s incendiary study. It follows Page as she travels to primarily Indigenous and Black communities of Nova Scotia that are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development.

Following the film, 22 year-old indigenous water activist Makaśa Looking Horse and film co-director Daniel will participate in a short panel discussion on climate change, environmental racism, and the power of local action.

“Indigenous and other marginalized communities are often most affected by climate change and in many cases have been doing work to combat it for a long time with little recognition,” explains Smit. “They must be at the centre of climate action moving forward.”

Tickets for the film are available for purchase online or in person at the festival box office.

Additional upcoming events for the Cities and Climate Action Forum include co-organizing a national law student research-a-thon on Municipalities and Climate Change on Nov. 18 and conferences in February and March 2020 aimed at providing high school and university students and other community builders the tools to work effectively for local climate action. The forum can also be followed on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @CityClimateAct.

—Rachelle Prince

Cast of the current University Players production, “The Wolves.”DailyNews readers could win two tickets to see the current University Players production, “The Wolves.”

Dramatic contest puts theatre tickets on offer

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its current production, The Wolves. The play chronicles the evolution of a girls’ soccer team over the course of a season, promising audiences equal measures of laughter and tears.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following trivia questions about wolves. The winner, selected at random from all correct responses received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, will receive two tickets to a performance.

  1. What is lycanthropy?
    a) a bacterial infection affecting the skin and nerves
    b) a fear of silver bullets
    c) the mythical transformation of a person into a wolf
    d) the study of full moons
     
  2. This author’s novel White Fang followed his earlier publication of The Call of the Wild.
    a) Theodore Dreiser
    b) Ernest Hemingway
    c) Rudyard Kipling
    d) Jack London
     
  3. Which mythical twins were suckled by a wolf?
    a) Castor and Pollux
    b) Phobos and Deimos
    c) Romulus and Remus
    d) Scylla and Charybdis
     

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

The Wolves continues at Essex Hall Theatre through Nov. 10. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit www.UniversityPlayers.com.

Wes Simpson tackles opponentOntario University Athletics named defensive back Wes Simpson of Lancer football to its all-rookie team.

Lancer named to provincial football all-rookie squad

Defensive back Wes Simpson made an immediate impact on the Lancer football roster, and an impact on opposing players. His outstanding debut has won recognition for Ontario University Athletics, which named the first-year psychology student to its all-rookie team.

Simpson led all rookies in the province with 33.5 tackles in the eight-game season, noted head coach Jean-Paul Circelli.

“As a free safety, his unique athleticism and raw skill allowed him to be a day-one starter for our program and major contributor on the defensive side of the ball,” Circelli said.

Read the full story, “Simpson named to OUA football all-rookie team,” at goLancers.ca.

felt poppy pinA ceremony to observe Remembrance Day is set for Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m. in front of Memorial Hall.

Campus ceremony to observe Remembrance Day

The University of Windsor campus community is invited to a special Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m. in front of Memorial Hall.

The gathering will be held outside the east entrance of Memorial Hall, site of bronze plaques commemorating more than 160 Assumption College students and personnel killed during the battles of World War II.

The Office of Human Resources has made provision for non-essential employees to attend the ceremony, which is expected to last no longer than 30 minutes. In particular, anyone on campus who has served in the military is especially welcome to attend.

Richard Lockhart of Simon Fraser UniversityStatistics professor Richard Lockhart of Simon Fraser University will highlight the continuing relevance of the field in a public lecture Thursday.

Continuing relevance of statistics subject of lecture

Richard Lockhart, a professor of statistics at Simon Fraser University, will touch on big data, analytics, machine learning, informatics, and more in the course of a free public lecture Thursday, Nov. 7.

“How many statisticians are there in Canada? Data scientists? How many people do business analytics?” asks Dr. Lockhart. “I won’t answer any of these questions, but I will review the categories and jargon surrounding my understanding of the subject, statistics, in the 21st century.”

Entitled “Statistics: does the discipline still exist?” his lecture is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It will begin at 7 p.m. in room 104, Toldo Health Education Centre.

wrapped giftsDec. 4 is the delivery date for donations to the campus Adopt-a-Family effort.

Early December date for Adopt-a-Family donation deliveries

Members of the campus community wishing to contribute to the UWindsor Adopt-a-Family campaign still have time to get involved, says co-ordinator Sabina Howell.

A truck will arrive outside the Welcome Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, to take delivery of donations, says Howell, administrative assistant in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

About 30 offices have so far signed on to the program, which works through the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation to ensure a happy holiday for those in need. Sponsors may specify a small-, medium-, or large-sized family — or a youth on extended care — and collect gifts and other household necessities.

Potential sponsors will receive profiles of family members and a list of their wishes. Send expressions of interest to Howell at Sabina.Howell@uwindsor.ca.