graphic of question marks over gift cardsA Jan. 13 trivia night presented by the alumni association is open to UWindsor faculty, staff, and students as well as grads.

Prizes await winners of alumni trivia competition

The University of Windsor Alumni Association invites grads, employees, and students to team up with classmates, family, or colleagues for a night of trivia on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Contestants will vie for prizes, including:

  • a $200 prepaid gift card;
  • a $100 prepaid gift card;
  • a $50 food delivery service gift certificate.

The online competition will consist of eight rounds of 10 questions hosted by Mack Flash, with a special round of UWindsor trivia. Registration is free but required in advance; find details on the event website.

Scott MartynKinesiology professor Scott Martyn began an appointment as chair of the Research Ethics Board on Jan. 1.

Kinesiology prof takes on role of Research Ethics Board chair

Kinesiology professor Scott Martyn has accepted appointment as chair of the University of Windsor’s Research Ethics Board effective Jan. 1, the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation announced.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Martyn take on this role,” said vice-president, research and innovation, K. W. Michael Siu. “Dr. Martyn brings with him to the position a wealth of experience in research ethics that will be a tremendous asset to our research community.”

Dr. Martyn has served on the Research Ethics Board since 2008 and as vice-chair since 2014. He succeeds Suzanne McMurphy, who served as the board’s chair since 2016.

“On behalf of our research community, I would like to thank Dr. McMurphy for her leadership, dedication, and outstanding contributions to research ethics at the University of Windsor,” Dr. Siu said. “Her contributions to and impact on the research community in this role have been exceptional and UWindsor research ethics has thrived under her leadership and due to her efforts over the past five years.”

logo: Winter GATAcademyWinter GATAcademy offers professional development for graduate and teaching assistants, Jan. 13 and 14.

GATAcademy confirmed for January 13 and 14

The Winter GATAcademy, which provides professional development workshops to UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs), will proceed Thursday and Friday, Jan. 13 and 14.

Over the two days, attendees will explore a range of topics, including:

  • detecting and preventing academic misconduct,
  • supporting teaching and learning in a virtual or HyFlex course, and
  • addressing racism and discrimination in the classroom.

Registration is free and open to current and prospective GAs and TAs; find details on the event website.

person shoveling snow from sidewalkThe Snow Angels program is seeking volunteers to shovel sidewalks for senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities.

City seeking shovelers for snow removal service

The City of Windsor has issued a call for volunteers for its Snow Angels program, which pairs shovelers with senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities.

“It’s a great way for students to contribute to the community,” says co-ordinator Jenna Conciatori. “All that is asked of you is to shovel the sidewalks bordering your assigned property within 12 hours of the end of snowfall.”

Volunteers must obtain a police clearance; the city will reimburse the fee.

All registered volunteers will enter a draw to win a tablet computer or one of two $50 Rec Express Cards, redeemable for goods and services at municipal recreation facilities.

For more information as well as the registration forms, email Conciatori at