UWindsor branded sweatshirtsThe Campus Bookstore is offering grads a 15 per cent discount on UWin apparel during Alumni Week.

Discount makes it easier to don the Blue and Gold

The Campus Bookstore is making it easier than ever for alumni to show their Lancer pride with a 15 per cent discount on UWindsor apparel through Oct. 3.

“We want to encourage everyone to wear our branded clothing during Alumni Week,” says general merchandise buyer Jackie Imeson. “What better way than to offer a special discount to show your Windsor Pride?”

Apply the code “Alumni-21” at the store’s online or in-person checkout.

The University of Windsor Alumni Association has organized a series of events and celebrations for Alumni Week 2021, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. Find details, including a full schedule of activities, on the Alumni Week website.

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper to share his journey

In support of Orange Shirt Day, the Department of Kinesiology is hosting a lecture entitled “Fire Keepers and the Fire Within” by Stanford Zhupkooum White on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Stanford WhiteWhite is of Anishinabe-Ojibwa-Pottawattomi descent and a member of the Bear Clan of Walpole Island. He grew up with a strong traditional upbringing and is active in ceremonial and cultural practices. He is a Sundancer, a Shkwa bewis (which means helper), a Big Drum singer, and an artist.

His presentation via Microsoft Teams from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. will take attendees through his story and journey in becoming a Fire Keeper. In addition to other topics, he will also offer insight about the sacredness and meaning of the tobacco bundle.

Register here to attend: Fire Keepers and the Fire Within.

This lecture is presented in co-operation with the Nanadagikenim: Seek to Know Grant, facilitated by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and funded by the Office of the Provost to support and promote Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy. The grant was created in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action to highlight physical cultural practices and take constructive steps towards healing relationships through action, education, and the creation of more equitable and inclusive opportunities.

The Faculty of Human Kinetics Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to making a conscious effort to invite Knowledge Keepers to discuss various Indigenous topics whether it be related to Indigenous sports and leisure activities, Traditional Indigenous medicine, the Medicine Wheel, or ceremonial dance.

Orange Shirt Day is a national movement to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour former residential school students, their families and communities. Find information about additional ways to participate on the uwindsor.ca/orangeshirtday website.

UWindsor Alert logoRegister now to receive emergency notifications through the UWindsor Alert system.

System provides notification in event of emergency

The UWindsor Alert system enables fast and efficient dissemination of critical information to members of the University community during a major incident.

UWindsor Alert allows the University to send simultaneous alerts to registered devices through text messaging, voice calls, and email. It provides registrants with an additional layer of security and protection in incident response, in conjunction with existing notification methods.

Registering a cell phone number and other contact information will help officials communicate with you in the event of an emergency. Learn more and sign up on the program website.

map illustrating access to Leddy parking lotThe Leddy parking lot will be accessible only by entering the Education lot from California Avenue, as indicated on the map above.

Construction to restrict access to Sunset Avenue on Nov. 2

The installation of four mechanical units atop the roof of the law building will necessitate the closure of Sunset Avenue south of University Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Nov. 2.

The Leddy parking lot will be accessible only though the California Ave. entrance to the Education lot. The loading dock to the Leddy Library will also be inaccessible for the day.

Find details of the service interruption on the Facility Services website.

student at laptop computerQuestions about the tuition guarantee are among this week’s most-referenced Knowledge Base Articles.

Graduation and tuition guarantee among most-asked student questions

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 askkba@uwindsor.ca.