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Exhibition to showcase artworks by double-major students

The LeBel Building’s SOVA Projects Gallery is hosting an exhibition by senior students pursuing degrees combining visual arts with a major in another discipline.

“As a result, the works in this student art exhibition explores a wide range of topics and interests,” says the show’s curator, student Kacie Auffret.

Exhibiting students, all of whom are due to graduate this spring, include: Jude Abu Zaineh, Nicole Beno, Erika Duchene, Claudiu-Sebatian Herta, Sarah Robbins, Tayler Morencie, Nikko Ocampo, Rosina Riccardo, Erik Matos, Ashley Washburn-Hayden and Ainslee Winter.

Children of Arab immigrants caught between two worlds, PhD student finds

Ashley Paterson clearly remembers the first day of one of her classes when all of the students had to say a little about themselves. A boy in the class introduced himself, noted that he was from the Middle East, and added the caveat “And I’m not a terrorist.”

“That’s an example that really highlights the importance of identity,” said Paterson, a PhD student in psychology. “You could see how he was struggling with his cultural identity in a society that so often discriminates against people.”

Awards ceremony to acknowledge top researchers

Some of the university’s top scholars and researchers will be acknowledged at a special ceremony tomorrow afternoon.

The 2012 Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre. The campus community is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

See a list of all the 2012 honourees.

HK students host Tri4Life to help put kids in sports

Fourth-year kinesiology student Pam Mailloux still plays hockey every Sunday night in a rec league in Lakeshore, and even if times get tough, her father still finds a way to cover the registration costs for her.

A tool and die maker who has experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the auto industry, he’s been supporting his daughter since she started playing both hockey and soccer when she was a little girl.

Women hockey players named to OUA all-star teams

Ontario University Athletics honoured Lancer women’s hockey players Alyssa Baldin and Natalie Barrette last week, naming them among the league’s all-stars.

Baldin, a forward and Windsor’s captain, was named a first team all-star. Her 15 goals ranked second in the province, and her 28 points put her fifth in that category.

Barrette was named to the all-rookie team as a defender after a freshmen campaign that saw her finish as a top-20 scorer at that position.

Forum inspires grade school students to promote social justice

A forum to promote social justice has given them ideas to bring back to their home school, say Laith Al-Kinani and Eva Yeverovich, grade eight students from Giles Campus French Immersion Public School.

“Today’s youth can be oblivious to social injustice,” Al-Kinani said Thursday, at the conclusion of the forum held in the Odette Building. “I think this forum is a really great idea.”

Lancer teams advance in playoff action

Three Lancer teams advanced to the next round of the Ontario University Athletics playoffs with victories over the weekend. The men’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball all notched conference semi-final wins.

The men’s hockey team swept past Guelph with a pair of wins. Thursday at Windsor Arena, defenceman Steve Ferry had a goal and assisted on Spencer Pommels’ game winner in a 2-1 final. In Guelph on Saturday, Ferry sent a pass to Pommels, who one-timed it for the game’s only goal. Parker Van Buskirk backstopped the Lancers in both games.

Donors boost research into natural cancer treatments

Research into the use of dandelion root extract to fight cancer is coming too late for Jennifer Ward’s father, but she hopes that in his memory, she can contribute to work to help others.

Earlier this year, Ward sent a $10,000 contribution to biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey’s Kevin Couvillon Cancer Research Project.

Her father died of colon cancer in August 2012, says Ward, a Calgary resident. She had come across accounts of Dr. Pandey’s research while looking into treatments options for her father.

Music student to headline Six String Nation concert

UWindsor music student Adam Iannetta, who sings baritone, is a featured performer for a series of Windsor Symphony Orchestra concerts this weekend that will introduce Windsor audiences to a unique guitar that has travelled all across Canada, celebrating the unique stories and voices that weave the nation together.

Windsor Law to set out on Coldest Night of the Year

Students, faculty and staff of Windsor Law will join a walk to raise money for the homeless and the hungry on Saturday, February 23. It’s part of a national project—local monies will go to Windsor’s Downtown Mission.

Professor Larry Wilson, who serves on the mission’s board of directors, says the need for its services is growing.