Mackenzie HallThe Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre in west Windsor is the site of the next public session for community input on the UWindsor strategic plan, Aspire: Together for Tomorrow.

Community consultation to inform strategic plan

In-person listening sessions next week will seek community input into the next strategic plan for the University of Windsor, Aspire: Together for Tomorrow.

Aspire is intended to define where the University should be in the future, while expanding on opportunities and working with communities to create a vibrant Windsor-Essex region, says president Robert Gordon.

“We’re calling on all members of our neighbouring community to share their thoughts on important issues like what they see as the University’s role in supporting or addressing opportunities and challenges in our region, and what changes could be made to make the campus more welcoming and open to the surrounding community,” he says.

Each of the sessions runs 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, 3277 Sandwich St. W.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Alan Wildeman Centre for the Creative Arts, 360 Freedom Way.

There is also an online feedback component providing more opportunities for people to share their views. Find more information and an online discussion forum here.

candle of remembranceApplications are now open for four $10,000 Ontario Remembrance Scholarships.

Applications open for Ontario Remembrance Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 Ontario Remembrance Scholarships, which carry an award of $10,000.

The Province of Ontario created the scholarship to commemorate the talent lost in the Jan. 8, 2020, Ukrainian airliner crash near Tehran, Iran. Victims of the crash included 57 Canadians and 34 people employed or studying at universities and colleges in Ontario, including five from the UWindsor community.

The University of Windsor has been provided four dedicated scholarships (three for international students and one domestic) to be awarded based on demonstrated financial need and merit, which may include academic achievement and leadership demonstrated through extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently enrolled and studying full-time (in a minimum of 3.0 credits over the fall and winter terms) in any undergraduate degree program at the University of Windsor.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 70 per cent.
  • Leadership skills demonstrated through a written submission to include a detailed account of extracurricular activities and community involvement.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 26:

For additional resources on how to apply and for dates on upcoming drop-in sessions for one-on-one assistance, visit

books and buttons on display tableThe Leddy Library is displaying literature that celebrates Pride Week in Windsor.

Library displays pride in lead-up to festival

The Leddy Library has compiled a reading list of fiction, memoirs, and poetry capturing the stories of 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and is displaying them in celebration of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest. The festival culminates in an event at Lanspeary Park on Sunday.

The 2SLGBTQIA+ Stories collection features works for young adults and children, contemporary and classic, non-fiction and graphic novels. See what is on offer. The library is also offering free buttons — be sure to stop by and pick one up.

The UWinPride Committee invites members of the campus community to join in the Aug. 7 Windsor Pride Parade. Register here to sign up for a spot.

Magna International workersAuto parts manufacturer Magna International will hold a tech talk and recruitment event Thursday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Session to promote careers with auto parts maker

Representatives of Magna International, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of automotive parts, will be on the UWindsor campus Thursday, Aug. 4, to discuss careers with the company.

Presented by the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the event will offer insight from recent UWindsor grads now working for Magna: what technical skills are in demand, how to apply for a position, and how to kickstart your career in engineering.

Hear from:

  • Victoria Shkreli Pacilli, senior engineer and business technical analyst in the innovation outreach team;
  • Jennie Ecclestone, director of recruitment marketing and employer brand;
  • Jim Quesenberry, director of research and development; and
  • Philip Korta, senior power electronics engineer.

The event runs 2 to 5 p.m. in room 1101, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation. Register here to attend.

Ambassador Golf ClubLancer golf will hold tryouts at Ambassador Golf Club, Aug. 19 and 20.

Varsity golf program announces tryout schedule

Lancer golf will hold tryouts for both men and women at Ambassador Golf Club, Aug. 19 and 20.

Selected players will be invited back for a final evaluation round on Thursday, Sept. 1.

“Our program is heading in the right direction, coming off one of the best seasons in Lancer golf history with a team silver medal on the women’s side and a fifth-place finish at OUAs on the men’s side,” says head coach Adam Wagner.

New and returning players interested in attending the summer evaluation camp must register online. Find the details at