January 17 - February 16, 2023
Indigenous comic artist Cole Pauls comes to UWindsor as Writer-in-Residence
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.
February 2, 3 and 4
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.
February 3 - 12, 2023
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 ...
Saturday, February 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 4, 7:30 pm
SoCA Jazz Faculty in Concert
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. West, downtown Windsor
Tickets available on the Capitol Theatre website, or by calling the Box Office at 519-973-1238 ext. 2
Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Black History Month Event
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 Branch, Windsor Public Library, 363 Mill Street, Sandwich
Friday February 17
Douglas Walton Legacy Workshop
Presented by Philosophy Department and the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric
Register by Friday February 10 so that we can confirm catering. REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE.
Updated: February 1, 2023