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The Turtle Island Summer Arts Camp annual exhibit gives local First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth the opportunity to display the artwork that they have created at the Turtle Island Summer Arts Camp this year.The Turtle Island Summer Arts Camp annual exhibit gives local First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth the opportunity to display the artwork that they have created at the Turtle Island Summer Arts Camp this year.

Aboriginal youth to display summer art projects

The Turtle Island Summer Arts Camp will be hosting its annual art exhibit, Art of this Land, on Saturday, September 12

Artist Alex McKay discusses his work with student Michelle Rovere.Artist Alex McKay discusses his work with student Michelle Rovere.

Aboriginal Education Centre plays host to communal art project

Dozens of people turned out February 14 for an art event co-hosted by the Aboriginal Education Centre—and a chance to get creative themselves.

Artist Alex McKay and UWindsor photographer Tory James brought their 12-foot sculpture Treaty Canoe to St. Paul’s United Church. The project is constructed like a birch bark canoe, but made up of paper covered with handwritten text.

Gurus lead new students through transition to university

Almost 200 advice gurus assisted more than 200 first-year students with their transition to university through the Educational Development Centre’s Connecting4Success mentorship program this year.

The program targets first generation students—the first in their families to attend university—and matches them with upper-year students in the same program or faculty. Throughout their first year, students meet one-on-one with their advice gurus and attend monthly meetings that focus on common first-year academic, social and personal challenges.

Educational support services help student adjust to Canadian university life

As a student new to Canada, Syeda Fariha found it difficult to adjust to the differing expectations of her professors. She transferred to Windsor in fall 2011 after two years studying economics in her native Bangladesh.

“In the beginning, I had no friends and I was struggling with my studies,” she recalls. “I was frustrated and disappointed.”

However, Connecting4Success and other programs of the Educational Development Centre have helped her gain confidence.