people sitting at picnic tableThe campus community barbecue promises lunch and entertainment, Sept. 27 on the River Commons.

Free barbecue lunch to provide mid-week boost

University of Windsor students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend the Campus Community Barbecue on the River Commons on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Building on Alumni Week festivities, the celebration will feature musical entertainment and Aspire-themed giveaways. The complimentary barbecue lunch promises halal and vegetarian options, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to refill at the mobile hydration station.

The event will proceed rain or shine in the open space on the west side of Turtle Island Walk. Food and giveaways will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

photo of Shetina M. Jones next to text Chip ChatJoin associate vice-president for student experience Shetina M. Jones for some chips and some chat this afternoon.

Reception to welcome new and returning students

Shetina M. Jones, associate vice-president, student experience, invites all UWindsor students to join her for “Chip Chat” in the CAW Student Centre Commons from, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today — Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The reception will be a chance to meet and connect with Dr. Jones and enjoy some potato chips and informal conversation.

cartoon busA free bus tour will explore artistic, cultural, and historic sites on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Bus tour to explore local art community

Arts instructor Alejandro Tamayo believes a bus tour of significant artistic, cultural, and historic sites in Windsor presents a great opportunity for students.

Tamayo teaches a course in the School of Creative Arts exploring space as a medium. He is also executive director of the Arts Council - Windsor and Region, host of the Neighbourhood Art Tour on Saturday, Sept. 23.

“The arts community in Windsor has expanded considerably in the last few years. We want to encourage students to learn more about the organizations and resources available to them,” Tamayo says. “By participating in the Neighbourhood Art Tour, students will enhance their connection to the arts and the city they live in.”

A bus will pick up participants from ArtSpeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte St. E., at 1 p.m. and make stops downtown, in Sandwich, and in Ford City, before returning to Walkerville. The free event will be guided by Dakota Sweet. Attendees will also enjoy free access to Art Windsor Essex, where they can explore the gallery’s exhibits and activities.

This event is supported by the Windsor Endowment for the Arts, Art Windsor Essex, and Ontario Culture Days. Reserve a spot here.

To volunteer for the Neighbourhood Art Tour, contact outreach co-ordinator Maria Mediratta at

The arts council has many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Learn more on its website.

faces of people looking like potential leadersGreenShield is the industry project partner for the upcoming session of the Applied Leadership Program offered through Continuing Education.

GreenShield signs on as industry project partner for Continuing Education program

As industry project partner for the upcoming session of Continuing Education’s Applied Leadership Program, GreenShield will provide a real-world case scenario to participants, along with valuable feedback on learners’ capstone presentations at the end of the program.

Mila Lucio, the company’s executive vice-president and head of people and culture and GreenShield Cares, says it is proud to share insights from its long history to help cultivate future community leaders.

“We have evolved to become Canada’s first payer-provider, offering insurance, administering benefits, and paying claims as a payer, while offering health services such as mental health, pharmacy, and medical services as a provider,” Lucio says. “These change efforts required a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our employees.”

The Applied Leadership Program allows participants to connect with other industry professionals while refining their skills through collaborative teamwork and effective communication strategies. This highly practical program culminates in an industry-sponsored capstone project.

Organizations are encouraged to register individuals who would benefit from leadership training or have been identified as potential leaders.

“We are excited to continue partnering with organizations that drive impact in our community and across Canada,” said Jennie Atkins, executive director of UWindsor Continuing Education. “As one of our country’s longstanding employers and benefits providers, GreenShield as our industry project partner will offer learners valuable insight on how an organization can lead with growth and longevity in mind.”

The program is open for registration to current and aspiring managers, supervisors, and industry leaders. The eight modules take place online from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 30.

More information about the Applied Leadership Program is available on the Continuing Education website.

potser image “This Stained Dawn” The 2021 Pakistani feature “This Stained Dawn,” documenting organization of a women’s march in Karachi, will open the South Asian Documentary Film Festival.

Film fest to feature South Asian documentaries

This fall, you are invited to join a cinematic journey celebrating the art of storytelling. Every weekend between Sept. 24 and Nov. 19, the South Asian Documentary Film Festival will present selections from a collection of 20 award-winning features sharing diverse narratives that reflect the rich culture of South Asia.

The festival is organized by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies and the Transnational Law and Racial Justice Network.

The festival kicks off with the opening screening on location Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m. at the SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East. Remember, street parking is free in downtown Windsor on Sundays.

The rest of the festival will provide online access to all screenings with a free one-time registration. After registering, patrons can access the films each Friday starting at 4 p.m. Register here.

The festival’s programming is free and geared towards students, faculty, artists, creatives, and anyone who is interested in South Asian cultural, socio-political, regional, ethnic, and creative landscape.

Check out the documentaries on this year’s schedule here.