UWindsor Together: Student Mental Health and Remote Learning Services

Matt Walters

Week to make mental health issues top-of-mind

Mental health is everyone’s business, says Beth Oakley, director of the Educational Development Centre. That’s why she is hoping for campus-wide involvement in events early next semester meant to raise awareness of these issues.

Mental Health Awareness Week will run January 16 to 19, 2012. Organizers hope to provide education in four key areas: prevention, awareness, destigmatization and resource provision.

Presentation to promote transnational feminist research methodology

Researchers should be sensitive to how gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, history and geography influence the production of knowledge, says Snežana Ratković.

A science teacher from the former Yugoslavia now pursuing a doctorate in education at Brock University, she will deliver a free lecture entitled “Employing a Transnational Feminist Research Methodology” on Wednesday, December 7.

DailyNews truncates publishing schedule until 2012

Campus news will appear less than daily in the period leading up to the holiday break. With Monday the final day of classes, DailyNews, the university’s e-newsletter, will publish on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 5;
  • Wednesday, December 7;
  • Monday, December 12;
  • Wednesday, December 14;
  • Monday, December 19; and
  • Wednesday, December 21

resuming regular Monday to Friday publication on Wednesday, January 4. Please plan your submissions accordingly.

Winter orientation to welcome new students in January

The Educational Development Centre will be hosting Winter Orientation for both full-time and part-time students who will be attending the University in the upcoming 2011 winter semester.

The orientation will be held at the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4.

Students who attend Winter Orientation will:

Student gives contest the business

John Lam knows a deal when he sees one. The first-year business student won yesterday’s DailyNews contest and earned two free tickets to the University Jazz Ensemble’s fall concert, Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m., in at Banwell Community Church.

Lam’s name was drawn from all respondents who correctly identified the trombone as a brass instrument, “in the meadow we can build a snowman” as lyrics in Winter Wonderland, and a six-person combo as a sextet.

Retired oil executive to share strategies for business success

Roxanne Decyk, retired executive vice president of global government relations for Royal Dutch Shell, will offer her “Observations and recommendations to help companies become winners in the competitive global market,” as the next instalment of the Odette School of Business Breakfast with Champions speaker series, Monday, December 5.

Interfaith symposium to consider relationship between Christianity, Judaism and Islam

A symposium Sunday invites youths to discuss their faiths and share the perspectives of Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Organizers call the symposium, Children of Abraham, an opportunity for young people especially to learn from one another and to experience respectful conversation.

It is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 27, in Assumption University Chapel and will be facilitated by Norman King and Kevin George.