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A college of photos featuring the Ambassador Bridge and Ottawa.Professors of law and political science will discuss “Border City Diplomacy” in a free public event Friday, Nov. 19.

Cross-border diplomacy subject of discussion

Professors Chris Waters of law and Andrew Richter of political science will lead a discussion of “Border City Diplomacy” in a free public online event Friday, Nov. 19.

The Microsoft Teams event will begin at noon; to join, RSVP to Jennifer.forde@uwindsor.ca no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

 

The University Print Shop can supply all printed media, from business cards to books.The University Print Shop can supply all printed media, from business cards to books.

Restart the presses! Print shop back in business

The University Print Shop has returned to full-time operation, ready once again to meet the needs of the campus community, from stationery and signs to brochures and bindery.

Located in room 01 on the lower level of Chrysler Hall Tower, the Print Shop is dedicated to providing quality products at competitive prices. It is open to clients Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find a full list of services on its website.

This design by local artist and University of Windsor alumna Julie Hall graces T-shirts and tote bags for the 2021 CJAM fund drive.This design by local artist and University of Windsor alumna Julie Hall graces T-shirts and tote bags for the 2021 CJAM fund drive.

Campus radio station launching annual fundraising drive

The campus community radio station CJAMfm will run its annual fundraising drive for one week, starting Friday, Nov. 19.

The non-profit operation has been broadcasting since 1983, providing music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media. It relies upon the financial support of listeners to stay on the air, says station manager Carley Schweitzer.

“With COVID-19 continuing to impact our fundraising efforts in 2020, we saw a significant drop as many regular donors were unable to contribute and we were not able to host in-person concerts and events,” she says. “We’re happy to be back on-track with our student-based programming but we have several important, internal steps to take before we invite live-to-air volunteers back to our space safely.”

Through the pandemic, the station has worked to maintain relationships with programs including Pro-Bono Students Canada of Windsor Law, the School of Nursing’s No Scrubs, and Prevent, Resist, Support by the Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention Office.

CJAM is offering prizes at different donation levels on its new online store at cjam-merch.square.site/s/shop.

Visit the CJAMfm website for more information on the station, its programming, or ways to contribute.

An online meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, will feature presentations on the University’s pension plans.An online meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, will feature presentations on the University’s pension plans.

Webinar to offer update on University pension plans

Faculty, staff, and retired members of the University of Windsor retirement pension plans are invited to attend the annual open pension meeting today — Thursday, Nov. 18 — at 3 p.m. in Microsoft Teams.

Representatives from the actuarial firm, Mercer, and investment management firms will make presentations on the University’s pension funds.

Where possible, information relating to the Open Pension Meeting presentation will be made available prior to the meeting on the Human Resources website: www.uwindsor.ca/humanresources/faculty-staff/pensions/facultyemployee-plan/facultyemployee-plan-open-pension-meetings.

To encourage attendance, Human Resources has asked supervisors to allow employees to attend, where possible.

Click this link to join the webinar. Note: if you don’t have MS Teams software on your device, simply click on the option “Continue on this browser.”

Lancer men’s hockey will host the Waterloo Warriors Friday at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex. Windsor goaltender Noah Giesbrecht made 32 saves to shut out Waterloo in the season opener Nov. 4.Lancer men’s hockey will host the Waterloo Warriors Friday at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex. Windsor goaltender Noah Giesbrecht made 32 saves to shut out Waterloo in the season opener Nov. 4.

Cross country championships top of sports order this weekend

Josh Zilles and Samara Quanz will represent the blue and gold at the U Sports cross country championship meet in Quebec City on Saturday, Nov. 20. It’s the most distant of the varsity action for Lancer athletes this weekend, the last competition before year’s end.

Closer to home, the men’s hockey team will face off against the Waterloo Warriors at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. It’s the first game of a home-and-away series, with the squads meeting Saturday in Waterloo at 7 p.m.

Volleyball will also play at home, hosting the Guelph Gryphons in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.

Women’s hockey is on the road, playing the Gryphons in Guelph in games Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Basketball will travel to St. Catharines to take on the Brock Badgers on Saturday. The women are scheduled to tip off at 2:30 p.m. and the men at 4:30 p.m.

OUA.tv will carry all the action, with the sole exception of cross country.

Kinesiology students will collect donations outside Saturday’s varsity volleyball game to benefit the Jumpstart children’s charity.Kinesiology students will collect donations outside Saturday’s varsity volleyball game to benefit the Jumpstart children’s charity.

Students hoping to jump-start youth sport

Kinesiology students Ryan Brunelle and Stefanie Podnar are hoping to help kids learn new skills, build confidence, and boost their self-esteem through sport.

The two will be collecting donations outside the Lancer women's volleyball game at 2 p.m. and men’s volleyball game at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse, with the proceeds to benefit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Jumpstart helps kids facing financial and accessibility barriers access sport and play. Since 2005, it has helped more than 2.4 million kids across the country get involved in activities like hockey, soccer, swimming, and ballet.

It's a course project for their class in Social Responsibility and Sport, but also a cause near to their hearts, says Brunelle.

“Together, we can help,” he says. “Every dollar of your donation helps kids get into the game.”

Donations are also accepted online.

UWinsite Student will be unavailable starting 6 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021

Reminder: UWinsite Student will be unavailable starting 6 p.m. tonight

The scheduled update to UWinsite Student will cause the system to be unavailable 6 p.m. tonight to Monday evening, Nov. 22.

The offices of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Student Awards and Financial Aid will be closed during this time.

The uwindsor.ca/uwinsite/all-news web page will have the latest information on the project.

If you have any questions related to the UWinsite Student Project, email uwinsite@uwindsor.ca.

Director of Anti-racism Organizational Change announced

The University is pleased to announce the reorganization of the position of Strategic Planning Officer for Anti-Black Racism Initiatives with the appointment of Marium Tolson-Murtty as Director of Anti-racism Organizational Change (AROC). This expanded role builds on our significant efforts on Anti-Black Racism and responds to our commitment to address all forms of racism and racial discrimination on our campus.  

Reporting to the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Director, AROC will: 

  1. Support effective program and policy development and delivery related to Anti-Racism  
  2. Provide advice, analysis, and guidance on anti-racism policy and efforts at the University of Windsor 
  3. lead institutional initiatives for concrete actions to enact and monitor positive change regarding systemic and institutional racism  
  4. Plan and lead implementation of Anti-Racism initiatives  
  5. Serve as an institutional champion for this critically important work  
  6. work with staff, faculty, students, and members of the community, in awareness-raising, policy development, and institutional and educational initiatives across the Institution. 
  7. Play a key role in public and institutional communications related to Anti-Racism efforts on campus.  

Marium is eminently qualified for this important role. A three-time graduate of The University of Windsor, she has spent the last year as Strategic Planning Officer for Anti-Black Racism Initiatives at the University of Windsor highlighted by her leadership of the Anti-Black Racism Taskforce and the implementation of several scholarship programs for Black students and research and teaching grants for faculty and graduate students. Her graduate and current PhD research explore historical and contemporary challenges faced by Black and racialized youth across all stages of their education. 

Her activism and advocacy as a racial justice champion in the community are long and distinguished.  

This work includes: 

  • President of the Hour-A-Day Study Club (HADSC). Now in its 87th year, the HADSC is the oldest African Canadian women’s organization and aside from social justice and advocacy, provides scholarship funds for students who are descendants of the Underground Railroad 
  • The Black Council of Windsor-Essex Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson 
  • Board member for the United Way-Windsor/Essex where she sits on the inaugural Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging committee as well as serves as a member of Women United 
  • Founder of a new post-secondary education mentoring program called PROPEL (Preparing for the Realities of Post-Secondary Education and Life)   
  • Chartered member of Black Boys Code – Windsor 
  • Member of DWIS (Distinguished Women of International Service)
  • Coalition for Justice Unity and Equity (CJUE) & 2020 Black History Month wall of fame recipient 

We are excited to welcome Marium to this role as the university strives to build an inclusive campus community and continues its quest to be a leader in racial justice and racial inclusion in Canadian Higher education.