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FAHSS and Campus Events

February 2023

Black History, Black Futures graphic

January 17 - February 16, 2023

Indigenous comic artist Cole Pauls comes to UWindsor as Writer-in-Residence

Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator, and printmaker hailing from Haines Junction, Yukon.

 

The English and Creative Writing department welcomes comic artist and illustrator Cole Pauls for a month-long residency Jan. 17 to Feb. 16.

Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator, and printmaker hailing from Haines Junction, Yukon. Residing in Vancouver, Pauls focuses on his two comic series, the first being Pizza Punks — a self-contained comic strip about punks eating pizza — the other the award-winning Dakwäkãda Warriors.

In 2017, Pauls won Broken Pencil Magazine’s Best Comic and Best Zine of the Year Award for Dakwäkãda Warriors II. In 2020, Dakwäkãda Warriors won Best Work in an Indigenous Language from the Indigenous Voices Awards and was nominated for the Doug Wright Award categories The Egghead for best kids’ book and The Nipper for emerging talent.

Cole Pauls has planned several events while he is in residency, including:

  • A campus event on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory space on the main floor of Leddy Library; and
  •  A public event at the John Muir branch of Windsor Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The English and Creative Writing department welcomes comic artist and illustrator Cole Pauls for a month-long residency January 17 to February 18, 2023.

Mr. Pauls will be available for one-on-one writing consultations with students and the community during his residency. Book a consultation by emailing Monika Burdzy mburdzy@uwindsor.ca
 

Concerts to celebrate Black voices

February 2, 3 and 4

UWindsor alumna Florine Ndimubandi will sing works by Black composers this weekend with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will kicks off Black History Month with four performances of classical and contemporary music written by Black composers for orchestra, and orchestra and voice Feb. 2,3, and 4.

All four performances feature violinist Lillian Scheirich, the orchestra’s concertmaster and violin instructor in the School of Creative Arts. Performances Friday at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and Saturday at Sandwich First Baptist Church also feature vocalist and alumna Florine Ndimubandi (BComm 2020).

Under the baton of music director Robert Franz, Scheirich will bring to life a concerto by the swashbuckling 18th century composer, Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de St. Georges, known as “The Black Mozart.” Jessie Montgomery’s composition Shift, Change, Turn provides a new twist on the four seasons. Ndimubandi will sing Amazing Grace and Oscar Peterson’s 1962 Hymn to Freedom.

Find the full schedule of concerts and ticket information on the orchestra’s website.

 

February 3 - 12, 2023

University Players production offers depth, drama, and delight

Graphic image for 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan Lori Parks, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for her work Topdog/Underdog.
 

Experience a unique and thought-provoking performance with University Players’ production of 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan Lori Parks, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for her work Topdog/Underdog.

As a personal project, Parks took on the challenge of writing a play every day for a year, sometimes with only a few lines and sometimes with only stage directions. The resulting montage of short plays is a funny and provocative deep dive into the human condition, holding up a mirror to who we are and how we interact with our world. University Players students will perform over 40 of these pieces in their third production of the company’s 64th season.    Read more ...

365 Days/365 Plays opens at Essex Hall Theatre on Friday, Feb. 3, with a 7:30 p.m. performance and runs until Feb. 12. Recommended for ages 14+.
Tickets are on sale now at www.universityplayers.com. UWindsor students are eligible for tickets at just $10; regular price tickets start at $20.

 

Saturday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Image for the SoCA Jazz Faculty Concert, "Jazz Connections"

Saturday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Jazz Connections

SoCA Jazz Faculty in Concert

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. West, downtown Windsor

Enjoy a fabulous evening of jazz in the Capitol Theatre's Pentastar Theatre! 
Tickets: $25 Adults; $10 Students. General seating
Tickets available on the Capitol Theatre website, or by calling the Box Office at 519-973-1238 ext. 2
 
Concert will feature performances by jazz faculty members, including: 
Shahida Nurullah, voice
Mike Karloff, piano
Mike Palazzolo, bass
Bob Fazecash, trumpet
Jeff Price, saxophone
Miles Finlayson, guitar
Vanessa Harnish, drums
 

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Black History Month Event

Beyond Freedom - Black North American border crossers in the Emancipation Generation

Dept. of History, University of Windsor & the Essex County Black Historical Research Society presents,

"Beyond Freedom - Black North American border crossers in the Emancipation Generation,"
Dr. Adam Arenson, Manhattan College

Free event, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:00 pm at the
Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East

 

Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 pm

An evening with Cole Pauls at the John Muir, Windsor Public Library

An Evening With Cole Pauls

at the John Muir Branch, Windsor Public Library, 363 Mill Street, Sandwich

All welcome

Documentary abou the team that changed basketball forever

Friday February 17

Douglas Walton Legacy Workshop

Presented by Philosophy Department and the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric

Image listing information about the Douglas Walton Legacy Workshop

Register by Friday February 10 so that we can confirm catering.  REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

 

Updated: February 1, 2023