Madhu YadikiHer work with student volunteers for orientation programming has won Madhu Yadiki the LEAD Alumni Spirit Award.

Biology student recognized for dedication to campus volunteering

Each year a graduating student from the LEAD volunteer program is selected to receive the LEAD Alumni Spirit Award, sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association, recognizing their dedication to the LEAD program and fellow volunteers at the University. This year’s recipient is fourth-year biology student Madhu Yadiki.

Throughout her time at the University of Windsor, Yadiki has exhibited exemplary dedication and spirit within the LEAD program while maintaining excellent academic standing.

As the 2020-21 LEAD student co-ordinator, she led the LEAD volunteer recruitment and training sessions, preparing students to assist with orientation, while also providing leadership development opportunities for those involved with the program.

“Madhu has demonstrated tremendous leadership and initiative in her work with LEAD, and she has been an exceptional asset to the program,” says Cindy Crump, director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre.

As a part of the award, Yadiki will receive $500 from the University of Windsor Alumni Association.

“The Alumni Association is proud to commemorate and recognize your continued work ethic and devotion to the LEAD program and other student experience initiatives,” president Ken Alexander wrote in a recent email to Yadiki announcing her award.

—Sarah Hébert

mountains with bridge spanningThe 2021 drawing “Here and There,” black and blue acrylic ink on paper by Angela Hoang is just one of the artworks featured in an online exhibition by graduating students.

Art exhibition to showcase works by graduating students

An online exhibition showcasing works by graduating students in undergraduate visual arts programs will enjoy an opening reception Saturday, May 1.

The class of 2021 includes 16 students in the BFA and Visual Arts and the Built Environment programs.

The exhibition, entitled 'Til We Meet Again, features all disciplines practised in the School of Creative Arts: painting, sculpture, video work, photography, performance, embroidery, and drawing. Each artist has also designed a site-specific work for the civic centre in the town of LaSalle, shown in a virtual three-dimensional space.

Saturday’s opening is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. and will feature meet-and-greets with each of the contributing artists and a guided tour through the exhibition.

Join on the Zoom videoconferencing platform:

  • Meeting ID: 952 9137 8290
  • Passcode: 909348
graphic labelled Supervisor’s ToolkitHuman Resources will share best practices through its new resource: a Supervisor’s Toolkit.

Toolkit highlights best practices for supervisors

A new resource from Human Resources consists of monthly information sheets designed to share best practices on a wide array of topics with individuals in supervisory positions. The Supervisor’s Toolkit emerged from the COVID-19 Employee Pulse Check survey.

The first information sheet highlights what supervisors can do to promote a culture of wellness within their teams. As leaders, supervisors have the opportunity to foster a workplace that encourages and promotes the well-being of their teams and colleagues. They can make a difference in employee health by providing support, offering encouragement, asking questions, and listening to employees.

The document highlights these practices:

  • Stay connected — make regular check-ins.
  • Communicate regularly.
  • Encourage self-care.
  • Address the “always on” pressure.
  • Show gratitude.
  • Take a break with employees and encourage healthy and supportive relationships with colleagues.
  • Engage employees in conversations about well-being.
  • Encourage participation in wellness activities and lead by example.
The Department of Human Resources encourages supervisors to view the “Promoting a Culture of Wellness” information sheet on the toolkit website. The next information sheet, scheduled for release next month, will focus on strategies for having supportive conversations with employees.
Carly Markham, Jasleen Dayal, Yufei Qin, Peter BraticThe new executive at the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance takes office May 1. From left to right: vice-president student life Carly Markham, president Jasleen Dayal, vice-president student advocacy Yufei Qin, and acting vice-president finance and operations Peter Bratic.

New executive team entering student union offices

The new executive at the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance — representing full-time undergraduate students — will begin their one-year terms May 1.

Incoming president Jasleen Dayal pledges to seek to connect students even in challenging times.

“As we continue to do our best to adapt to the changing circumstances of the pandemic, the UWSA will continue to uphold the promise of serving our students,” she says. “I also see great potential in our incoming UWSA team, with executives who are committed to safely engaging students in programming and strong activism.”

Besides Dayal, the 2021-22 executive includes acting vice-president finance and operations Peter Bratic, vice-president student life Carly Markham, and vice-president student advocacy Yufei Qin.

photo of Dillon HallSunday, May 2, is the deadline to apply for a $10,000 Anti-Black Racism Student Leadership Experience Grant.

Last chance to apply for Anti-Black Racism Student Leadership Experience Grant

This weekend is the last chance to apply for the Anti-Black Racism Student Leadership Experience Grants.

The deadline to submit proposals for the five awards of $10,000 each — intended to foster student-led research and leadership skills, enhance student engagement and the student experience, and assist in the training of highly creative and motivated students — is Sunday, May 2.

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Student at the University of Windsor
  • Black-led community organization
  • UWindsor faculty or student service

Review the full details, eligibility, and application procedures online.

hands positioned over computer keyboardA weekly digest compiles the most-referenced Knowledge Base Articles.

List of queries provides guide to student concerns

Campus partners are working to maintain a robust set of Knowledge Base Articles (KBAs).

The team will continue to compile a weekly digest of the most-referenced KBAs to streamline student-focused questions to ask.UWindsor to support consistent communication with current and future students.

These are this week's top-five referenced KBAs:

You can submit common questions or make suggestions to the KBA team at