Blood donor clinic a chance to save lives

Noah Bondy is 19 months old and has severe Factor X deficiency, a rare blood coagulation disorder characterized by spontaneous internal bleeding. He is treated every week by injection with a medication derived from donated blood.

His mom says, “Without blood donations, Noah’s chances of spontaneous internal bleeding would be increased and he could face chronic pain from repeated joint bleeds, arthritis or even death from an uncontrolled bleed into major organs or his brain.”

Reminder: presidential address Tuesday

Students, faculty, staff and the broader community are invited to “The Future is Never What it Used to Be,” an address by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, Tuesday, February 5, in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The one-hour event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the BMO Collaborative Learning Forum, room 1100. Attendees will have an opportunity to experience the newest building on campus, as well as hear Dr. Wildeman discuss the future of universities in Canada—with a particular focus on the University of Windsor.

VABE students to showcase third-year projects tonight

Chelsea Alexander was only 15 when she had her first brush with real architecture. Her father was building a new home in Toronto’s Yonge and Eglington neighbourhood, and gave her the chance for some input on the plans, soliciting her opinion on the location of a bathroom and some of the bedrooms.

“I was so excited,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in art, and I had been drawing floor plans ever since I was a little kid, so I was thrilled for the opportunity.”

Lancer teams to tip-off against cancer

The Lancer women’s basketball team will put its perfect record on the line Saturday, as the country’s top-ranked squad hosts the Brock Badgers. Windsor’s 16-0 record has it atop the west division of Ontario University Athletics; Brock’s 15-1 is good for second.

At the top of Saturday’s double-header, the Lancer men’s basketball team will look to extend a six-game winning streak, its longest of the season. The squad’s 12-3 has it leading the OUA West and ranked fourth nationwide. They will tip off at 1 p.m.; the women play at 3 p.m.

Internationally known bioartists to discuss their medium tonight

What does it really mean to have a body? How do we engage with our bodies, and how do our bodies engage with one another within the cultural, spiritual and biological sphere?

These are just a few of the questions performance and visual artist Kira O’Reilly will explore when she takes part in a discussion about the subject of bioart on Thursday night.

Lancer teams dedicate weekend games to raising awareness of breast cancer

Lancer varsity sports teams will host eight games over the course of two days this weekend, which includes annual Breast Cancer Awareness events on Saturday, February 2.

The men’s and women’s volleyball teams will begin the action Friday as they play host to the Toronto Varsity Blues at the St. Denis Centre. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Panel to discuss globalization’s impact on auto worker contracts

What has been the impact of globalization on collective bargaining in the auto industry?

A panel discussion hosted by the Labour and Employment Law Society at Windsor Law will explore this question on Monday, February 4, at noon in the Moot Court.

The panelists are:

  • Ken Lewenza, president of the Canadian Auto Workers Union, and
  • George W. King, senior partner of the employment and labour law division at McTague Law Firm LLP;

moderated by professor Brian Etherington.

Three UWindsor grads vying for chamber’s “rising star” award

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce named three alumni of the University of Windsor as the finalists for its “Rising Star of the Year” award in advance of the 23rd Annual Business Excellence Awards dinner, to be held April 24 at the Ciociaro Club.

The rising star award recognizes a professional or entrepreneur under 30 years old seen to be “on the rise,” demonstrating potential as a future leader in the Windsor-Essex community. This year’s finalists are all UWindsor grads: John Blanken (BComm 2006), Fabio Costante (BComm, MBA 2008), and Sarah Davidson (BA 2011).

Cancer researcher to take icy lake plunge tomorrow

Lisa Porter is well aware of how cold it’s been this week, but is doing everything in her power not to think too much about it. She’ll need all the mental fortitude she can muster when she plunges into the icy waters of Lake Erie tomorrow to help raise money for a children’s cancer support network.

“I’ve been avoiding looking at it,” the biology professor and cancer researcher said when asked if she’s looked at the weekend’s forecast. “I’m not sure I want to know.”