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drawing of person on edge of precipiceThe University Players production “On the Edge — and Over” opens online Friday, Nov. 19.

Student theatre company promises edgy production

Fourth-year acting students will present a potluck of poetry and prose prompted by the phrase “on the edge — and over” in the next production by the University Players.

The entire BFA class of 2022 will draw on writing as old as Shakespeare and as recent as their own voices to explore that moment of transition: are you about to fall or about to fly?

On the Edge — and Over is recommended for those 14 years and older and will be presented over Zoom:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and 26
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and 27
  • 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 21 and 28

Tickets are available for purchase from the theatre company’s website.

Watch an interview with director Seana McKenna:

Clinton BeckfordSigning the Scarborough Charter is an important step for the University of Windsor, says Clinton Beckford, acting vice-president of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

University signs on to plan to fight structural racism

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the University of Windsor was one of more than 40 universities and colleges from across Canada to sign the Scarborough Charter — a national plan of action to fight structural racism.

The document is considered an important step in addressing equity and inclusion in Canadian post-secondary education.

“The signing of the Scarborough Charter is a really, really important step for the University of Windsor. I think we know the problems our society has had with anti-Black racism,” says Clinton Beckford, acting vice-president of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

“The Scarborough Charter has asked universities to commit to combating anti-Black racism, and also ensuring Black inclusion on their campuses. In terms of our own efforts as a university, we’ve been working hard the past couple of years to really transform our culture, and so I think this is a good moment for us and I’m very, very happy that the University has decided to be a signatory to the charter.”

Wisdom Tettey, University of Toronto vice-president and principal of U of T Scarborough, says the charter is the result of a year-long collaborative process that started during the first National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities held in October 2020. The two-day national forum focused on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education.

“We are signing the Scarborough Charter so we can hold ourselves accountable to combating anti-Black racism and building more equitable systems,” Dr. Tettey said.

The charter identifies key barriers to Black inclusion and approaches to identifying and responding to them. It also contains concrete actions and accountability mechanisms for institutions to deliver on their promise to make structural and systemic change.

He said the partner institutions wanted those mechanisms built into the charter as a way to maintain accountability, an important step in moving beyond rhetoric to take meaningful action.

Chrysler Hall North with arrow indicating location of drop boxStudents can use a drop box in Chrysler Hall North to submit documents to the Office of the Registrar.

Document drop-off service facilitates submissions to Registrars Office

A new service will give students a more efficient way to submit documents to the Office of the Registrar.

Beginning today — Friday, Nov. 19 — students will be able to access a drop box located outside of the Cashiers Office in Chrysler Hall North.

“Students can continue to send in these documents via regular mail, but if they wish to hand-deliver, they no longer need to book an appointment,” says acting registrar Lorraine Chandler.

The box is labelled and mounted outside room 1118, Chrysler Hall North.

David Adeniran, Andrew Beatty, Zack BensonOntario University Athletics named Lancer football players David Adeniran, Andrew Beatty, and Zack Benson to its all-star team.

Lancer football players earn provincial honours

Four players from the Lancer football team won acclaim from Ontario University Athletics this week.

Running back David Adeniran, halfback Andrew Beatty, and defensive tackle Zack Benson earned berths on the OUA’s second all-star team. The league named defensive lineman Demir Tagani to its all-rookie squad.

Adeniran ran for 415 yards, good for fifth overall in the conference. Benson notched 14.5 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. Beatty’s 7.4 tackles per game led the OUA.

Head coach Jean-Paul Circelli says the whole Lancer program is proud of the all-stars.

“These are three young men who have played several seasons with the blue and gold and we are so happy to see their years of hard work be celebrated within the OUA,” he says.

Read the full story at goLancers.ca.

Tagani led all OUA defensive lineman with 27 total tackles and was second in the league with 9.5 tackles for loss. Circelli predicts he will be a key cog for the Lancers for years.

“Demir played with an incredible effort on every play and provided the spark and energy for our defensive front,” he says.

Read the OUA announcement, “Newcomers make strong first impression in all facets of the game to earn all-rookie honours.”

Pianist Samuel FedelePianist Samuel Fedele will play works by Bach and Schubert in recital Nov. 19.

Recital to feature piano student in performance

Music student Samuel Fedele will perform compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Schubert to be live streamed on Friday, Nov. 19.

Fedele will play the piano in the Recital Hall in the Armouries for an online audience. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include Bach’s English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 and Schubert’s Sonata in G major, Op. 78, D. 894.

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Ignite work-study logoNov. 21 is the last chance to submit Winter 2022 work-study job proposals.

Reminder: submit Ignite job proposals for Winter 2022

Nov. 21 is the last chance to submit Ignite Winter 2022 job proposals via Qualtrics.

Staff, faculty members, and departments whose needs have evolved since the original summer call for proposals can make changes. The program is accepting applications for new positions as well as re-submissions. Each approved work-study position will be funded at a maximum of $1,000.

Supervisors whose positions receive funding will receive notification by Dec. 13, and student employees can begin working as early as Jan. 3, 2022. The program is open to all UWindsor students — some restrictions apply; view the Ignite website for details.

Direct questions to Samantha DesRosiers at ignite@uwindsor.ca.

students chattingStudents are consulting ask.UWindsor to find out about registration for courses and UWin accounts.

Registering for UWin accounts and courses among top student queries

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.

an empty benchThe November 2021 edition of “Workplace Wellness E-Digest” focuses on developing a sense of connection and belonging.

Social wellness subject of newsletter

Healthy and supportive relationships can reduce stress and improve overall well-being, says the November 2021 edition of Workplace Wellness E-Digest.

Published by the Department of Human Resources’ Office of Employee Engagement and Development, the newsletter promotes the concept of “social wellness” — developing a sense of connection and belonging.

It offers suggestions for:

  • building healthy relationships with friends, family, and coworkers and maintaining a strong support network;
  • coping with feelings of loneliness; and
  • managing mental health to realize full potential.

Read the entire issue of the Workplace Wellness E-Digest.