Orange lights along Turtle Island WalkOrange lights along Turtle Island Walk draw attention to Orange Shirt Day.

Campus prepares for upcoming Orange Shirt Day

To commemorate the upcoming Orange Shirt Day, Turtle Island Walk has been lit with orange lights in a spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour residential school survivors, their families, and communities, bringing light to the impacts of the policies and actions of the Government of Canada and the churches that operated residential schools.

The campus community is encouraged to partner in the work of reconciliation by listening, learning, and sharing on Orange Shirt Day, Friday, Sept. 30.

The committee has updated the website to house information on upcoming events and resources, including:

  • stories from the Indigenous community about their residential school experiences;
  • details of upcoming events;
  • healing and support resources for the Indigenous community; and
  • educational resources for the campus community.

In addition, the community can also purchase Orange Shirt Day T-shirts and lawn signs. This year the committee has also added youth T-shirt sizes and a campus community cookbook.

  • Adult shirts are $25 each; youth shirts are $20 each
  • Lawn signs are $25 each
  • Campus community cookbook are $30

Proceeds of the sales will directly fund Indigenous students.

Merchandise will be available for pick up at the CAW Student Centre Commons on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are unable to pick up your order on this date or you have questions about your order or pick up, contact Hussein Samhat at in the Office of Student Experience.
Campus Community CookbookAn event Thursday on Turtle Island Walk will launch the Campus Community Cookbook.

Tasting to help launch campus community cookbook

The launch of a cookbook on Thursday, Sept. 22, promises samples of dishes created using recipes submitted by members of the campus community.

The book is a collection of recipes from faculty, students, staff, and alumni. A project of the Orange Shirt Day planning committee, it is offered for sale as a fundraiser in support of activities on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, External, copies cost $30 each.

Thursday’s launch will run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Turtle Island Walk and promises attendees a chance to sample tastes of several of the recipes. The event is a collaboration between the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre and the UWindsor Circle K International club, a program of Kiwanis International.

screen showing online meetingStudent Awards and Financial Aid will host presentations to assist students with navigating steps in their financial aid journey.

Register now for presentations on student awards and financial aid

The Student Awards & Financial Aid office will host presentations through the Fall 2022 semester to assist students with navigating the various steps in their financial aid journey.

Register for Session #2 – Sept. 21 – 2 to 3 p.m. – Navigating the UWinAward Profile/Application - After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The 2022-23 Award Profile/Application portal was launched on Aug. 1, giving undergraduate students the ability to apply for merit and need-based scholarships and bursaries. Graduate students are also able to use this portal to apply for certain merit and need-based graduate specific bursaries as well as awards that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students should also refer to the Graduate Studies website for additional information on graduate scholarship opportunities.

Undergraduate application deadlines vary, so don’t delay applying to maximize award opportunities. Additional key deadlines are as follows:

  • Sept. 30 – Law awards
  • Oct. 15 – General need-based awards
  • Oct. 30 – Application need-based awards

Future topics, session dates, and registration information can be found here.

cartoon students in queueWE-Spark Health Institute has developed a team of post-secondary students to support and advance health research across Windsor-Essex.

Post-secondary student volunteers available to support health research

WE-Spark Health Institute has developed a team of post-secondary students from St. Clair College, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry - Windsor Campus, and the University of Windsor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to support and advance health research across Windsor-Essex.

Students select projects that align with their interests, skills, and goals. Past requests have included such areas as data entry, collection and analytics, outreach and public education, digital communications such as infographics and social media, literature reviews, and environmental scans.

“We have a total of 51 students who have banked over 2,000 hours in the last year,” says WE-Spark student network co-ordinator Ryan Palazzolo. “Our students bring energy and enthusiasm to research teams. They’re dedicated and eager to learn and contribute to local health research projects at various capacities.

“We’re training the next generation of health researchers, while building our capacity to advance research and innovation right here in our region. It’s a win-win all around.”

Those seeking student volunteers are invited to submit their project requests here.

CJAM muralCJAM-fm is in search of a faculty member for its volunteer board of directors.

Radio station seeking faculty rep for board

CJAM 99.1 FM, the University of Windsor campus-community radio station, is in search of a member of the UWindsor faculty to volunteer for its board of directors.

The station will celebrate 34 years on the FM dial this November, although it has been around for far longer than that in different forms, including on an AM signal and closed circuit in campus dormitories.

Its 150+ volunteers span a variety of age ranges and abilities. It is a learning ground for anyone interested in the art of radio and audio producing, and hosts about 50 programs.

The UWindsor faculty board member is an appointed position chosen by the board of directors. Board terms are two years, with the possibility of re-application. Members meet four or five times a year via Zoom, are expected to participate in CJAM’s general meetings, and receive email updates regarding station business from the station manager about once per month.

The board makes important decisions on finances, fundraising, hiring, and other station business. CJAM currently has three paid employees: two full-time and one part-time.

To indicate interest in volunteering for its board, fill out the online form.

Send questions or suggestions for individuals to take on this position to station manager Carley Schweitzer at or board president Sarika Sharma at