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hockey puckLancer men’s hockey will open a best-of-three first-round playoff series against the Brock Badgers on Feb. 12 at the Capri Pizza Recreation Complex.

Puck to drop Wednesday on men’s hockey playoffs

Student fans will gain free admission as Lancer men’s hockey opens its playoff hunt on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The athletics department, Residence Services, and International Student Centre have teamed up to help students attend the first game in the best-of-three series against the Brock Badgers, covering the cost of admission and providing transportation.

A free shuttle bus will leave campus in time for the 7:30 p.m. faceoff at the Capri Pizza Recreation Complex, where UWindsor students will receive free admission.

This is the 11th straight year the Lancers have qualified for the post-season, and head coach Kevin Hamlin notes his squad is seven wins away from a championship.

“We couldn’t care less if we’re playing the first-place team in the OUA or the 10th-place team, we don’t want this season to end,” he says.

The bus will leave Vanier Circle at 6:45 p.m. returning from the arena at 10 p.m. Students can get their free tickets on the bus or at the gate with ID.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors. They are available for purchase in advance at www.goLancers.ca/tickets.

Game two is set for Friday, Feb. 14, at Brock at 7:15 p.m., with game three — if necessary — back in Windsor on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. All games will be webcast live at OUA.tv.

Read a full preview of the series at goLancers.ca.

Maureen Mcclary stands in front of Wizard of Oz displayMaureen Mcclary’s yellow brick road-themed entry won the 2019 door decorating contest.

Opportunity knocks with return of door decorating contest

Have a case of the winter blues? Spread some spirit by participating in the staff and faculty #UWinProud Door Decorating Contest.

Decorate your door or office with everything Blue & Gold to and show the campus that you’re #UWinProud. The office with the most spirited decorations will win a coffee break sponsored by the Office of Student Experience.

On Feb. 26 — a Windsor Wednesday of course — a panel of judges will come around to evaluate your hard work and select a winner.

To participate in this contest, email Sarah Racinsky at Sarah.Racinsky@uwindsor.ca no later than Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. to provide your name and office location.

Candy labelled from CUPE Local 1393Campus employees will hand out free candy Thursday to show love for UWindsor students.

Art and treats at centre for celebration of love

The CAW Student Centre will be a hub of love Thursday, with activities and treats to satisfy Cupid’s biggest fans.

The pre-Valentine’s Day celebration will include:

  • a free turn in the Art Lab Windsor mobile splatter tent, in the Commons from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • a giveaway of cupcakes by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance
  • free candy, courtesy of Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Other groups will join in the festivities with tables set up to distribute chocolates, desserts, and more, says organizer Sandra Riccio-Muglia.

“Show your love with art and treats,” she says. “Thursday it’s going to be free!”

Andrew EckartStaff lawyer Andrew Eckart has joined the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law.

Class Action Clinic expands to meet demand

Five months after its launch, the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law has expanded. To keep up with public demand, the clinic has added two more students to its roster in addition to staff lawyer Andrew Eckart.

Eckart is an attorney, mediator, and sessional instructor of torts at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. In his new role, he will oversee the clinic students, provide legal services to clients, and be responsible for the clinic’s day-to-day operation.

“Andrew brings a wealth of class action experience and knowledge, as well as several years of teaching experience,” says clinic director and Windsor Law professor Jasminka Kalajdzic. “He will be an invaluable resource for both students, whose work he will oversee, and clients of the clinic, who he will serve.”

The new students, both in their second year of law school, will assist class members with claims forms and other matters, and will develop public legal education material.

For more information, visit the clinic website.

—Rachelle Prince

Office of Open Learning extends grant application deadline

In response to a number of requests for extensions, the deadline for the Office of Open Learning’s grants supporting online and open learning projects has been extended to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

“We are seeing a lot of really good ideas coming forward for exploring innovative pedagogies in online and open spaces and we want to ensure that there is enough time to put together the best possible application at such a busy time of the year,” said Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning.

The grants are intended to support faculty and staff in adopting, creating, and extending openly licenced learning materials, exploring new educational technologies and innovative pedagogies, and creating online, hybrid, and open courses.

Baker adds that UWindsor is one of the few universities in Canada with grants available explicitly to support faculty in adopting open educational resources, and that adopting open resources has saved UWindsor students over $350,000 since 2018.

“We see a huge need in our community for approaches that reduce or eliminate the cost of learning materials, which are increasing exponentially and can run into thousands of dollars a year for students,” Baker said. “We also see a significant need for more flexible and online programming so that students who are working, have family responsibilities, are engaged in experiential learning, and so on can continue their studies and progress through their programs.”

There are two categories in the current grants call:

Baker strongly encourages anyone thinking of applying to contact the office to discuss their ideas before submitting a proposal. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and can be emailed to higgison@uwindsor.ca with the subject line “OOL Grant proposal.”

For more information about the Office of Open Learning’s support for open educational resources and online learning, or questions about the grants, contact Baker at 519-253-3000, ext. 4925, by email: nbaker@uwindsor.ca, or drop in to the offices in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation in the former WEEDC space at 700 California Ave.

cupcakesA bake sale Thursday in the Toldo Health Education Centre will raise money to buy toys for the downtown parental support group Ready-Set-Go.

Bake sale to benefit family charity

Students in the Community Psychology course taught by professor Ted Vokes will hold a bake sale Thursday as a benefit for the agency Ready-Set-Go.

Organizers plan to use the proceeds to purchase toys for its programs, which support families of children up to six years old living in Windsor’s downtown core. Ready-Set-Go assists families in overcoming obstacles, including hardships associated with being newcomers to Canada, poverty, neglect, social isolation, poor health, and inadequate nutrition.

The sale will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the lobby of the Toldo Health Education Centre.

Construction to displace human kinetics parking for week

Work in the Human Kinetics parking lot will restrict access to it from Feb. 14 to 21.

The lot is located on the north side of College Ave. opposite the Human Kinetics Building. Patrons are instructed to use either the “Stadium” or “Union” lot for parking while this work is completed.

Direct questions or concerns to the Service Desk at 519-973-7029.