Sign reading "University of Windsor"The Board of Governors has approved new collective agreements with Unifor 2458, Unifor 444, and CUPE 1001.

Board ratifies collective agreements

The University of Windsor Board of Governors has approved new three-year collective agreements with Unifor 2458, which represents full and part-time office and clerical staff, stationary engineers, and refrigeration mechanics; Unifor 444, representing special constables and parking services staff; and a six-year collective agreement with CUPE 1001, representing housekeeping, food services, and grounds staff.

“I want to thank the negotiating teams who came together to achieve agreements that are fair and mutually beneficial,” said Clinton Beckford, vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion. “The relationships and trust further developed at the table will support our collective efforts to move the University forward in the years to come.”

All the agreements were ratified by the unions in early September.

archive materialsArchives in the basement of the Leddy Library are a stop on the Doors Open tour, Saturday, Sept. 24.

Library archives a stop on Doors Open tour

Deep in the basement of the Leddy Library lies a fascinating collection of manuscripts, photographs, and special published works. These archives will welcome the public to see historical highlights spanning from the 1600s to the 2000s during Doors Open Windsor.

The free event invites local residents to be tourists in their own city and features 30 sites to visit Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.

The campus library’s Rare Books, Archives and Special Collection will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, giving visitors a chance to see a selection of books, photographs, and original handwritten documents reflecting the history of Southwestern Ontario and the art of book publishing since the invention of the printing press.

Professor Jason Grossi, co-ordinator of the Visual Art and the Built Environment program, will also participate in Doors Open, with presentations Sunday on two projects for which he served as architect.

At 1:30 p.m., he will discuss the renovation of the Sandwich firehall into the John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library and lead a tour at 363 Mill St.

At 2:30 p.m., he will guide a walk around Mackenzie Hall to point up its conservation and the recent restoration work to its masonry, 3277 Sandwich St.

volleyballLancer men’s volleyball welcomed five new team members for the 2022-23 season.

New Lancers earn spots on men’s volleyball roster

Lancer men’s volleyball head coach James Gravelle announced five new team members for the 2022-23 season: first-year students Noah Mastronardi and Kaden Reid, and transfer students Zach Albert, Stephen Kary, and Darian Koskie.

Mastronardi, a graduate of St. Anne’s High School, is a setter who has competed provincially in both indoor and beach volleyball. He is majoring in mathematics.

Reid competed for the Chatham Ballhawks and Ursuline College, and will work towards his degree in social work.

Albert, a business student, is an outside hitter transferring to Windsor from Fanshawe College. 

Kary is a middle who will study English. Joining him at middle, Koskie transferred to Windsor from the University of Manitoba.

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The Lancers will open pre-season competition at the Humber Cup tournament, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Hamilton.

SoCA ArmouriesThe SoCA Armouries is the setting for several events during BookFest, Oct. 13 to 16.

Armouries to play host to BookFest events

The SoCA Armouries is the setting for several events during BookFest, in accordance with its 2022 theme: “Across the City.”

With its return to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, the literary festival’s organizers decided to highlight venues beloved by local residents.

Activities will take place Oct. 13 to 16 and 22 in a different area of Windsor each day.

“Our volunteer team has worked diligently to create safe, accessible, and welcoming venues for our gathering,” says Sarah Jarvis (B.Ed 2010), president of Literary Arts Windsor.

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March seeking to secure safe streets

The UWindsor Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Resistance, and Support is joining a rally Friday, Sept. 23, with a message about ending sexual and domestic violence against women.

“Take Back the Night” is hosted by the Violence Against Women Co-ordinating Committee of Windsor-Essex. It will begin at 7 p.m. at Charles Clark Square, 215 Chatham St. East, and is open to all.

“Last year we held a rally at Charles Clark Square, but did not march due to COVID-19,” says sexual violence specialist Anne Rudzinski. “This year will be the first year we march again.”