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Providing energy for developing world aim of local company

PhD student Anas Labak worked through an entire night assembling a new portable solar-powered digital LED lighting system for his industrial partners at a local manufacturing firm. The fact that he was able to see what he was doing for all that time – unlike the potential customers the system is aimed at – wasn’t lost on him, or his partner.

“There are two billion people in the world who don’t have any energy at all,” said Steve Pokrajac, president of Tesla Digital Lighting Systems.

Engineers help local start-up launch new auto suspension parts production

A brand new local company will soon launch production of an important new automotive suspension component made of composite materials, and say they couldn’t have done it in twice the time without help from the University of Windsor.

“It’s really accelerated our ability to get to market faster,” said Andrew Glover, president of Thunder Composite Technologies Ltd., which will soon begin manufacturing composite sway bars at their new facility on the South Service Drive. “We’d be months behind if we hadn’t done this.”

Contest offers opportunity to win tickets to University Players production

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see the comic murder mystery Nine Girls. The play’s run continues through Sunday at Essex Hall Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit www.universityplayers.com.

Windsor tops Carleton to claim provincial championship in women’s basketball

The Lancer women’s basketball team is back on top, winning its fourth Ontario University Athletics title in five years after downing the Carleton Ravens 56-51 at the St. Denis Centre on Saturday.

Jessica Clemençon’s 18 points led Windsor; Miah-Marie Langlois notched 14 points and 10 rebounds for the only double-double of the contest. Carleton’s Elizabeth Roach topped all scorers with 22 points.

Lancers looking to regain Ontario bragging rights in women’s basketball

After being denied their fourth consecutive Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball championship a year ago, the Windsor Lancers had something to prove to their provincial rivals this season.

Led by the all-star trio of Jessica Clemençon, Miah-Marie Langlois and Korissa Williams, the Lancers finished the regular season with an unblemished 21-0 record and breezed through a pair of playoff matchups.

Drama student makes most of set design opportunity

Designing the set for the University Players production of Nine Girls was daunting, says fourth-year drama major Joshua Quinlan, but he got through it with the support of faculty and staff.

“I have learned so much from this experience—especially my mistakes,” says Quinlan, who plans to pursue graduate study in scenic and costume design.

Car show to celebrate city’s automotive heritage as part of anniversary weekend

A classic car show on campus during the UWindsor 50th anniversary kick-off weekend, September 19 to 22, will encourage visitors to stroll down memory lane.

More particularly, they will be able to stroll down Sunset Avenue, viewing automotive history and leading to history in the making: the Centre for Engineering Innovation, where students will display new and developing technologies.