Symposium to delve into town-gown relationship

The relationship between post-secondary institutions and their host communities is the subject of a symposium of the Town and Gown Association of Ontario, in Windsor from May 12 to 14.

The symposium, entitled “Bridging our Future,” is sponsored by the City of Windsor, in partnership with the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Windsor Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.

Grad’s play to hit Windsor stage this weekend

The Monkeys with a Typewriter Theatre Company will stage a play by UWindsor grad Matt St. Amand (BA 1995, MA 2000) this weekend and next at the Korda Zone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond centres on Hal Dagon, a washed-up actor who enjoyed fleeting fame in the early 1980s after starring in a couple surprise hit horror movies. What his agent didn’t steal from him, his ex-wife got in the divorce settlement. As the play opens, he’s eking out the rest of his existence in a beat-up old apartment in the rough end of Windsor.

Utility company provides incentive for University’s conservation efforts

A new system to monitor the University’s energy use will help to identify ways to save both energy and money, says the Facility Services engineer responsible for the project.

“Each building has meters to measure its consumption of electricity, natural gas and cooling water, and now we have a central system to gather all of that information on one desktop,” says Dan Castellan. “We can analyze each building independently and set performance standards.”

Play explores issues of loneliness and the need for love

Performances of Brave Hearts, by playwright Harry Rintoul, will give Windsor audiences a chance to see the production before it hits the New York stage.

The play tells the compelling story of the relationship between two gay men, GW and Rafe. With touches of humor, Brave Hearts uses irony to confront issues of pain and loneliness, and the need for comfort and love in an era when a diagnosis of HIV meant certain death.

Free parking for Science Rendezvous

Patrons at Science Rendezvous—Saturday, May 11, in the CAW Student Centre—will get more than mind-blowing demonstrations and exciting exhibits. They’ll also get a pass for the day’s free parking on campus.

The family-friendly event promises a chemistry magic show, a football game played by robots, as well as interactive and educational activities involving everything from backyard bugs to a view of the sun, from growing your own vegetables to making a necklace containing DNA.

Medical Education Building third floor provides shared space for nursing and physician programs

His experience in the simulation labs as a UWindsor nursing student helped Andrew Peltier land his dream job. Even before his June Convocation, the fourth-year student will take up a position in the emergency department of North York General Hospital.

He said the scenario-based job interview was not much different from what he did in the Faculty of Nursing labs.

Business professor proud to display film star car

When the University hosts a classic car show, September 21, during its 50th anniversary Weekend Celebration, Andrew Templer will be there.

A professor at the Odette School of Business, he is also the proud owner of a 1968 Wolseley 6/110. He purchased the car during a sabbatical in his native South Africa in 1991.