Christine Vanderkooy, Ken MontgomeryProfessor Christine Vanderkooy and dean Ken Montgomery of the Faculty of Education serve up potato-leek soup. It proved the most popular of the flavours offered during the Great Faculty Soup-off, a fundraiser for United Way, Wednesday in the student centre.

United Way fundraiser bowls over participants

Soup warms the body, and charity warms the heart. Combining both made the Great Faculty Soup-off a success for patrons and servers, Wednesday in the student centre.

Linda Patrick, dean of nursing, said she was happy to represent her faculty as she ladled out samples of tomato tortellini.

“We realize as nurses there are people less fortunate, and United Way does terrific work in our community,” she said. “This event is a great idea to get faculty, staff, and students together. And it showcases the great catering at the University of Windsor.”

Diners received samples of eight soups, one from each academic faculty, for a contribution of $8 to the charity. They then deposited their tickets to vote for their favourite.

When the ballots were counted, the potato-leek soup took top honours, winning a catered coffee break for its sponsor, the Faculty of Education. Organizers delivered the leftover soups to the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association for distribution to its local clientele.

Learn more about the United Way on the website for its campus campaign.

The campus campaign will hold a wrap-up event to thank donors and volunteers — a morning coffee break with hot chocolate and sweets — at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. RSVP to attend and enter a raffle for an extra vacation day.