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architectural rendering Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law BuildingRenovations to the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building will renew its spaces for teaching, research, advocacy and service.

Renovation to relocate Windsor Law into cross-campus clusters

Renovations to the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building will mean some short-term pain for long-term gain, dean of law Christopher Waters told students during a town hall session Monday.

Construction is scheduled to begin in Summer 2020, pending approval by the Board of Governors. During this period, nearly 800 Windsor Law students, faculty, and staff will temporarily relocate into “law clusters” around the rest of the campus.

“While this kind of dislocation is never easy, the result will make us all proud,” Dr. Waters said. “Meanwhile, please be assured that the administrative team, faculty, staff, and student government will work together to ensure that student needs are met throughout the process and that we maintain our strong sense of community.”

While there will be a few classes scheduled at the downtown campus — as there are currently — the bulk of classes will remain on main campus: in the Odette School of Business, Toldo Health Education Centre, and the Neal Education Building. Where classes are scheduled downtown, attention will be paid to leaving sufficient time to get to and from main campus.

A lounge dedicated to law students will likely be located in the CAW Student Centre, along with offices for the faculty’s student services, career services, and academic co-ordinators. Faculty and administrative staff will have space in Vanier Hall’s Winclare Room, and the deans’ offices will be located in Lambton Tower, close to the borrowed classroom spaces. The Leddy Library will accommodate the Law Library.

Planning has allowed for there to be no interruption to the academic year. Learn more on the Transforming Windsor Law project website.

—Rachelle Prince

piccoloThe University Wind Ensemble fall concert is Friday, Nov. 29, at the Capitol Theatre.

Works of 20th century on wind ensemble concert program

The University Wind Ensemble will perform 20th century compositions during its fall concert, Friday, Nov. 29, at the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.

The program will include works by Vincent Persichetti, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Shostakovich, and more, and gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $20, with a student rate of $10. See the full program, view a list of personnel, and buy tickets on the event website.

cast of “Beauty and the Beast”The University Players production of “Beauty and the Beast” opens Friday, Nov. 29, in Essex Hall Theatre.

Curtain rising on tale of transforming love

The University Players production of Laurence Boswell’s Beauty and the Beast opens Friday, Nov. 29, in Essex Hall Theatre.

The play introduces audiences to two worlds: the domestic world of Beauty’s family in mid-eighteenth-century France, and another, first stumbled upon by her merchant father — a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast.

Brought to life by movement, music, and the talents of its student cast, this retelling of the classic tale runs approximately two hours, and is recommended for those seven years and older.

Tickets are available at www.universityplayers.com or by calling the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808. Kids’ admission is just $8, and regular price tickets start at $19.

An exhibit in Leddy Library about Jerzy RadwanekAn exhibit in Leddy Library shares the story of Jerzy Radwanek, a Polish member of the Camp Resistance Movement awarded the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

Ceremony to open exhibition of resistance hero

The Polish-Canadian Students’ Association and the Polish-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor will host an exhibit at Leddy Library this weekend, sharing the story of Jerzy Radwanek, a Polish pilot and member of the Camp Resistance Movement.

Radwanek was detained by the Gestapo, Nazi secret police, during his attempt to smuggle clandestine documents for the resistance. He was transported in December 1940 from prison to the concentration camp, Konzentrationslager Auschwitz (KL Auschwitz), where he became “Number 7782.”

“Jerzy fought for a free Poland,” said exhibit coordinator Jerry Barycki. “He was a hero to whom the famous words symbolizing the Polish Nation match — God, honour, and homeland.”

The exhibit features rare documents and photos from the Institute of National Remembrance and the Auschwitz-Birkenau National Museum in Oświęcim, including letters written by Radwanek.

Organizers say it is critical to document and gather testimonies of the atrocities that took place in these camps.

“The number of witnesses to these crimes against humanity are decreasing as they pass away,” said Julia Zalewski, a fourth-year political science student at UWindsor. “It is necessary to record their memories through artifacts and evidence, to remember all the victims — over six million lives that were lost in Poland during the Second World War.”

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Jerzy Radwanek’s birth.

“May the story of Jerzy Radwanek’s life bring back the memory of many, many others who just like him, in extreme conditions, when the world was aflame, remained human and were able to offer help and support to others,” said Barycki. “His is a story of the past that mustn’t be forgotten.”

A public ceremony will open the exhibition at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, in the Leddy Library. The exhibition will remain on display in the Student Research Collaboratory until Dec. 4.

—Marcie Demmans

Website a central repository of University policies

Bylaws and policies which apply to all faculty, all staff, and/or all students are now available on one easily-searchable website.

Find the link to the Central Policies Website through the “Policies” link on the footer of the University website or at www.uwindsor.ca/policies.

Areas with policies that apply to all faculty, all staff, and/or all students (e.g., IT Services, Campus Community Police, Budgets, Leddy Library) may learn how to migrate policies to the new site by contacting law librarian Annette Demers, who oversees the database, at ademers@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 2976.

Units must remove such policies from their own websites and instead provide a link to the Central Policies Website.

Areas with policies that affect only certain groups (e.g., faculty or departmental policies) are asked to ensure that their websites contain a single visible “Policies” link that includes all their departmental policies.

In addition, the new Policy on Administrative Policies will ensure that campus units initiate, draft, consult, approve, and communicate policies using a consistent method. Going forward, all new policies or revisions to policies should be made in accordance with it, using the policy template.