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graphic "Your Lancer Journey Starts Here"A website, registration guide, and how-to-register video series will support students as they make the transition from admissions to registration.

Resources available to support incoming Fall 2020 students

A website, registration guide, and how-to-register video series are available to support admitted students as they make the transition to registered students.

The tailored, mobile-friendly web experience learn.uwindsor.ca/next-steps walks students entering in Fall 2020 through the actions they need to complete before their UWindsor careers begin in September. It includes information on choosing first-year courses based on program as well as how to contact an academic advisor.

The registration guide explains registration fundamentals and outlines the step-by-step process for registering for classes in UWinsite Student.

The how-to-register videos show students how to register for classes in UWinsite Student. They are presented by two current students — Dominique Baillargeon and Hassan Shaban.

The guide and videos are applicable to entering students and current students, and may be accessed from learn.uwindsor.ca/next-steps or uwindsor.ca/registrar/resource/student.

The website, guide, and videos will be highlighted for incoming students via a mailed postcard as well as emailed messages. Faculty, staff, and current students are also encouraged to use and share these resources to help incoming students navigate the start of their Lancer journey.

—Ericka Greenham

laser cutterThe laser cutter in the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base is great for cutting out shapes, but it can also engrave images into material.

Editing images for engraving by laser subject of webinar

A webinar Friday, May 22, will discuss the use of photo editing software to make images suitable for laser engraving.

Presented by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), “Preparing images for laser engraving” will run 3 to 4 p.m.

It is geared specifically to preparing images for engraving by the laser cutter in the Windsor Mold Group EPIC Makers’ Base, but many of the topics covered:

  • resizing and cropping images,
  • adjusting resolution,
  • adjusting contrast

can be applied to general image adjustments for other uses.

A question-and-answer session will be included. Register through Zoom.

CFL commissioner Randy AmbrosieCFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie came under fire after the league — whose team owners include some of Canada’s wealthiest individuals — asked for a government bailout.

Nostalgia used to justify taxpayer bailouts of Canadian football: researchers

If the federal government bails out the Canadian Football League with public monies, it will base that decision on nostalgia, argues an opinion piece published Wednesday in the Hamilton Spectator by UWindsor kinesiology professor Craig Greenham and his former student Ben Andrews.

“The CFL’s challenges may be unique, but its hat-in-hand response follows an established pattern,” they write. League commissioner Randy Ambrosie has asked for $150 million from the federal government: $30 million now and up to $120 million more if the COVID-19 pandemic forces curtailment of its season.

“There are clear parallels between the CFL’s response to COVID-19 and its actions in the late-1980s, a period when several teams dodged insolvency only with the injection of public funds,” the piece says. “When … the CFL’s vacant stadiums contradicted its claims of national unification, only nostalgic appeals to former glory could legitimize its cultural value.”

Read the full column, “Can nostalgia save the CFL?”

Andrews is currently pursuing graduate study in political science at Dalhousie University. While an Outstanding Scholar at the University of Windsor, he worked with Dr. Greenham on several research projects on the CFL, including an article pending publication in the Journal of Sport History.

dog being petted by woman's handA video explaining her work to identify pet-safe women’s shelters earned psychology student Kathleen Wilson a place as a finalist in the SSHRC Storytellers contest.

Psych student lauded for video on mapping pet-friendly shelters for women

Women delay leaving an abusive partner because they can’t find a safe place for a pet, says Kathleen Wilson. A video explaining her project helping to map pet-friendly women’s shelters won her a spot as one of 25 finalists in this year’s SSHRC Storytellers contest.

The competition asks Canadian post-secondary students to share their research in a three-minute presentation illustrating how social sciences and humanities research is impacting our lives, communities, and future.

Wilson, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, completed a research assistantship with the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group, phoning women’s shelters across Canada and the United States to collect information about their pet policies. The group then applied that data to update the “Safe Place for Pets” website.

“My research supervisor and I thought that the SSHRC Storytellers contest would be a great way for me to practise communicating research to the public,” says Wilson. “We also hoped that it would help to publicize the map website, so that more women are aware that the resource is available.”

Her video concludes that SSHRC-funded research helps to “ensure that all Canadians have a safe and secure place that feels like home.”

Watch her entry, entitled “Facilitating Safe Housing For Women and Pets Fleeing Abusive Relationships.”

Also qualifying in the national top 25 are Wilson’s fellow psychology student Renée Taylor and kinesiology graduand Sara Santarossa.

Five winners were originally to be announced at the 2020 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, which has been cancelled this year due to social distancing protocols. All finalists will be recognized next May at the 2021 Congress held at the University of Alberta.

Brussels sprouts with baconSmoking Brussels sprouts with bacon makes use of the great outdoors, says Franco Magliaro.

Smoking sprouts simple and scrumptious

Backyard cookery makes sense once Windsor’s weather turns warm, says Franco Magliaro, systems technical support specialist in the Leddy Library.

He recommends a smoker for his recipe for Brussels sprouts and bacon, which he is sharing with the campus community.

“I prefer to use a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, but any metal pan that can go onto a barbecue will work for this dish,” he says. “You just need a smoker of some type or a barbecue with a smoker tube — or even just one that burns charcoal.”

Super Simple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 20 or more Brussels sprouts
  • 10 bacon strips
  • Olive oil to coat the bottom of your pan
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup of beer (can be dealcoholized if preferred)

Instructions

  1. Pre-warm smoker to about 300° F.
  2. Wash and trim Brussels sprouts and cut in half to reduce cooking time and allow smoke to get into the vegetable.
  3. Cut bacon into 1-inch cubes.
  4. Coat bottom of the pan with olive oil.
  5. Place sprouts in the pan and add beer.
  6. Sprinkle on salt if using; most bacon is salty enough without it!
  7. Layer bacon over the sprouts.
  8. Place the pan into the smoker and cook for about 20 minutes. They are done when a fork can easily go through the sprouts.
  9. Remove from the smoker and stir a bit to coat the Brussels sprouts in pan liquid.
  10. Let sit for two to three minutes before serving.

Magliaro adds that sprouts can be replaced with green beans or similar vegetables, even root vegetables like carrots or potatoes, although they will typically take much longer in the smoker.

Find more recipes — as well as a place to submit your own — on the Healthy Eating website.

an Adam's salad: romaine layered with hummus and moreThe campus eatery Mare Nostrum will re-open for takeout and delivery service starting Monday, May 25.

Campus eatery re-opening for takeout and delivery

Mare Nostrum, the Mediterranean restaurant located adjacent to the Education Building, will re-open for takeout and delivery service starting Monday, May 25.

Owner Adam El-Dika plans to resume operations initially Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but notes these hours will likely change as University employees begin to return to campus.

To ensure the safety of its staff and patrons, the eatery will accept only prepaid orders processed either through its mobile app or new website ordering system. Guests may enter the restaurant to pick up their orders or can phone from outside for curbside pickup.