Anahita Jamali RadPoet Anahita Jamali Rad will conduct a reading and lecture Tuesday. Nov. 24.

Poet to deliver reading and lecture

Text-forward artist Anahita Jamali Rad will present during two free public events Tuesday, Nov. 22, in room 364, Dillon Hall: a reading from 2 to 2:45 p.m. and a talk entitled “The Subject of Negation” from 3 to 3:50 p.m.

Informed by anti-imperialist materialist theory, Jamali Rad’s work explores materiality, history, affect, ideology, violence, class, collectivity, desire, place, and displacement.

The reading will draw on poetry from the collections for love and autonomy and still; the lecture will discuss the ongoing project How to be a self-inscribing machine.

These events are part of the series “Engaging the Social: Literary Events and Readings” sponsored by the Department of English & Creative Writing and by the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

Mitch FieldsDean Mitch Fields of the Odette School of Business will moderate a panel discussing “Post-COVID Perspectives on Leadership in a Global Setting” during a Breakfast with the Dean on Dec. 7.

Panel to offer perspectives on post-COVID leadership

A panel discussion over breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 7, promises business professors offering “Post-COVID Perspectives on Leadership in a Global Setting.”

The “Breakfast with the Dean” session is presented by the Odette School of Business and will run 7:30 to 9 a.m. in room 123, Odette Building.

Moderated by dean Mitch Fields, panellists include strategy and entrepreneurship professor Francine Schlosser, marketing professor Peter Voyer, and management and labour studies professors Kyle Brykman and Ashish Mahajan.

Admission is by a $10 donation to the Downtown Mission. Find more details, including an agenda and a link to register, on the event website.

Brightspace logoWinter 2023 course shells are available in Brightspace.

Winter 2023 course shells now available

Instructors can now find Winter 2023 course shells in the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS).

Information Technology Services has also completed the migration of the last two years of courses from Blackboard to Brightspace. To have an older course migrated to the new environment, instructors should submit a service ticket. Students’ work and grades have been archived but will not be carried over into Brightspace.

Microsoft Teams will be integrated as the new virtual classrooms. Teams sites will be generated for all courses before the start of the Winter semester.

Information about the Brightspace implementation project is available at The site also provides resources for instructors and students, FAQs, instructor training session registration, and links to self-guided training offered through the Brightspace community.
Laura CruzEducational developer Laura Cruz, a Centre for Teaching and Learning visiting fellow, will conduct workshops on grading, engagement, and scholarship.

Visiting fellow to offer workshops on grading, engagement, and scholarship

The Centre for Teaching and Learning will host educational developer Laura Cruz as a visiting fellow from Nov. 18 to Dec. 9.

Dr. Cruz is an associate research professor of teaching and learning scholarship with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Pennsylvania State University. She previously served as the director of two centres for teaching and learning, as editor-in-chief of four teaching-related journals, and as an elected member of the national board for faculty developers in the United States.

During her stay, she will offer three workshops:

Cruz’s published work comprises more than 100 studies in history, pedagogy, instructional design, organizational change, and educational development, including her most recent co-authored book, Taking Flight: Making your Center for Teaching and Learning Soar.

Since 2007, the CTL has hosted more than 40 visiting fellows from the U.S.A., Canada, Jamaica, Australia, England, Belgium, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and China.

gold starsNominations are open until Dec. 9 for UWindsor Employee Recognition Awards.

Deadline approaching for Employee Recognition Award nominations

Nominations for Employee Recognition Awards, recognizing the contributions of faculty and staff to advancing the University’s mission, are open until Dec. 9.

The awards celebrate service, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and engagement in the following categories:

  • Impact Award – Community
  • Impact Award – Innovation
  • Impact Award – Sustainability
  • Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Service Excellence Award – All Service Interactions
  • Service Excellence Award – Student Services
  • Wellness Champion Award

Awards descriptions, criteria, and nomination forms are available on the Department of Human Resources Recognition website.

Officials holding sparklersStriking sparks: celebrating a new partner joining the WE-Spark Health Institute are officials (from left) Bill Marra of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Lisa Porter of WE-Spark Health Institute, Patti France of St. Clair College, Kristin Kennedy of Erie Shores HealthCare, David Musyj of Windsor Regional Hospital, and Chris Houser of the University of Windsor.

Erie Shores HealthCare partners in WE-Spark Health Institute

The Leamington-based hospital Erie Shores HealthCare joined the University of Windsor, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital as an official partner of WE-Spark Health Institute on Wednesday.

The institute brings together health researchers and healthcare professionals across the Windsor-Essex region, with a vision to establish a thriving and engaged research community driving advancements in health, says executive director Lisa Porter.

“Health research has far-reaching benefits,” says Dr. Porter, a UWindsor professor of biomedical sciences. “It creates an academic culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest in healthcare, keeps our professionals current, supports the best learning experience for students, empowers and educates the community, delivers new therapies, brings in new infrastructure, provides answers to healthcare problems unique to our region, and aids in rapid adoption of the best prevention and care practices.”

She notes that patients treated in institutions that conduct medical research live longer: “This is not an advantage that can be reserved for Ontarians living only in our larger cities; we need and deserve that here in Windsor-Essex.”

Kristin Kennedy, president and CEO of Erie Shores HealthCare, says it must grow and evolve with the region.

“Key to this outcome is continued close collaboration with our regional healthcare and education partners, with joining WE-Spark Health Institute being an exciting next step in our efforts to drive best practices and foster an environment that helps attract and retain top healthcare professionals,” she says.