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Fans welcome Lancer champions on return to Windsor

Miah-Marie Langlois and friends

A heroes' welcome: Happy fans and family members greet Lancer Miah-Marie Langlois of the CIS champion women’s basketball team as she cradles the Bronze Baby Trophy. Dozens of supporters turned out to welcome team members on their return to the St. Denis Centre on Monday afternoon.

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Restoring wetlands after oilsands mining focus of public lecture

Over 60 per cent of boreal Canada is made up of lakes, rivers, marshes, bogs, fens and swamps: wetland habitats that are an essential component of the boreal forest’s biodiversity.

Biology professor Jan Ciborowski will discuss efforts to rebuild sustainable wetlands in disturbed landscapes such as the postmining landscape of the oilsands region in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “The Landscape after Oilsands Mining: studying, measuring, protecting, and restoring Alberta's northern wetlands.”

Lancers win third straight national title in women’s basketball

The Lancer women’s basketball team defeated the host Regina Cougars 66-57 Sunday to win Windsor’s third straight Bronze Baby Trophy as Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions.

Guard Korissa Williams was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She told a national audience watching on the Score network that it is “an honour” to play on the squad, which went undefeated through the season. Williams scored 46 points through three games at the tournament.

Find more details on goLancers.ca.

No. 1 Lancers aim for rare Bronze Baby three-peat

All eyes will be on the University of Windsor Lancers this weekend in Regina as the reigning two-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball champions will look to become only the fourth team in history to claim the Bronze Baby Trophy for a third consecutive year.

The CIS women’s hoops championship gets underway Friday at the University of Regina and concludes Sunday at 4 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET) with the gold-medal final, live on The Score Television Network.

Evening performance to showcase pianist’s artistry and technique

Hailed by Gyögy Sebök as “one of the finest of her generation,” pianist Kyoko Hashimoto will present a solo recital at Windsor’s Mackenzie Hall on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The evening’s program includes Béla Bartók’s Dance Suite; Johannes Brahms’ 16 Walzer Opus 39; Partita, no.2, in C Minor by J. S. Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven’s 12 variations on the Russian dance from the ballet Das Waldmädchen of Paul Wranitzky.

Three weekend events to open music student recital season

Three recitals this weekend mark the start of a total of 16 solo recitals performed by third-year and graduating music students at venues around Windsor this spring.

Most of these events will be juried recitals performed for credit, but some students will perform purely for the experience. Each recital incorporates one hour of music, the repertoire representing a variety of styles and periods.

This weekend’s events include:

Trivia contest a benefit for United Way

A group of students from the Odette School of Business are hoping people will put their otherwise worthless knowledge to good use Friday. They have organized Trivia 4 a Cause as a fundraiser for the United Way/Centraide of Windsor Essex County.

The event will pit teams of four in competition and runs 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the CAW Student Centre. It offers a $200 grand prize to the winning team.

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Poet laureate to host writer-in-residence

Windsor’s poet laureate Marty Gervais will have words with UWindsor writer-in-residence Phil Hall on Thursday, but don’t worry—it’s all in the interests of art.

Both graduates of the University of Windsor, Gervais (MA 1972) and Hall (BA 1976, MA creative writing 1978) will discuss the latter’s work as part of the “Having Words” series of author talks hosted by the Arts Council Windsor and Region. The series promotes informal discussion about the craft of writing, exploring the challenges and joys related to poetry; events are free and open to the public.

Lancer women favoured to three-peat as national basketball champs

The two-time reigning titlist University of Windsor Lancers are favoured to repeat as Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball champions, the league announced as it released team seedings for the Bronze Baby tournament.

The Lancers, who claimed the first Bronze Baby Trophy in program history two years ago on home court and were crowned again last season in Calgary, earned the top seed for the 2013 national championship at the University of Regina, March 15 to 17.

The Lancers will open the tournament Friday at 1 p.m. against the wild-card Ottawa Gee-Gees.