North entrance of the SoCA Armouries building

FAHSS and Campus Events


September 2022


Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:00pm

Readings to launch books by professor emeritus and alumnus

Professor emeritus Karl Jirgens and alumnus Gordon Grisenthwaite will read from and sign copies of their new books Sept. 28 at Biblioasis.

The public is invited to a reading and signing to launch books by UWindsor professor emeritus Karl Jirgens and alumnus Gordon Grisenthwaite (BA 2018, MA 2020), Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Biblioasis bookstore.

Dr. Jirgens will read from his new short story collection The Razor’s Edge.

Former UWindsor author-in-residence Nino Ricci says of it: “Every piece in this collection is a tour de force, weaving together history and idea and story with a wit that thrills as much as it challenges.”

Grisenthwaite’s novel, Home Waltz, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and longlisted for the First Nations Communities Read Award. A coming-of-age story like no other, it delves into suicide, alcohol abuse, body image, and systemic racism.

Jirgens says the book launch will be both fun and edifying.

“We are delighted to present this reading and launch at Biblioasis bookshop with warm thanks to proprietor Dan Wells (BA 1996),” he says. “I’m sure those who attend will be stimulated by this event. Bring a friend. All are welcome!”

The free event begins at 7 p.m. and promises refreshments as well as music by keyboardist Nick Jirgens (BA 2021). Biblioasis is located at 1520 Wyandotte St. East.


Friday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day, September 30th graphic image

Orange Shirt Day

The University of Windsor is committed to reconciliation. We're working to foster respect and mutual understanding with all Indigenous peoples and communities. You can partner in the work of reconciliation by listening, learning, and sharing on Orange Shirt Day.

Orange Shirt Day is a national movement and annual event in Canada. During this day Indigenous and non-Indigenous people come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour residential school survivors, their families, and communities. 
See all the events planned leading up to, and on September 30th on campus at the Orange Shirt Day website.



October 2022

Save the Date, October 6, 2022, 4-6:15pm

Indigenous Art Unveiling Event at the School of Social Work (Windsor Hall Foyer, 167 Ferry Street)

John Williams, an Ojibway artist from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, ON will present an original painting.  John specializes in acrylic paintings, pen & ink, and graphite drawings.
John has been commissioned to paint several mural size acrylic pieces across Ontario.  He has participated in several local art shows and can be seen during the summer months set up at local Pow Wows.
With much appreciation to Prof. Donna Marie Eansor, Doniol Coles, and the 2018-20 University of Windsor Teaching Leadership Chair Program Proposal Review Committee, “Open Hearts and Open Minds: Looking to the Future in a New Way” for funding Dr. Thecla Damianakis and Ms. Katka Hrncic-Lipovic’s proposal “Decolonizing Education: The Role of Indigenous Persons in Shaping the Minds and Spirits of Social Work Educators, Students, the Next Generation, and Society”.
Sponsors: Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS), University of Windsor Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (OHREA), Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor Alumni Association, School of Social Work, University of Windsor.
Want to attend the unveiling? Please RSVP by Sept. 20th to 


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Humanities Research Group presents

October 13, 2022 @ 5:00pm – Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries

HRG speaker Cornelia LundCornelia Lund will explain her current research on audiovisual documentary performances, a practice that combines elements of documentary cinema with live audiovisual performance. With sound and images performed live and in real time, these performances create an approach to documentary that challenges the viewing and listening habits shaped by traditional, more linear or narrative documentary structures. Lund will discuss how audiovisual documentary performances can be situated within the theoretical discourses and documentary practices, including live audiovisual performance, expanded cinema, and a newly developed focus on the senses in cinema studies in general. Finally, she will ask how these performances relate to the larger context of cinematic and performative approaches sharing similar aesthetic concerns, for example works by the Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL), founded at Harvard University in 2006.

Dr. Cornelia Lund is a Berlin-based art, film, and media scholar and curator. She works in research and teaching, mainly on documentary film and practices, audiovisual artistic practices, design theory, and de - and postcolonial theories. Since 2004 she has been the co-director of fluctuating images, an independent platform for media art and design. From 2012 to 2018, she has been a Senior Research Fellow in the project "The History of German Documentary Cinema 1945-2005" at Universität Hamburg, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Currently, she is a Research Fellow at the University of the Arts Bremen. Her curatorial work includes numerous screenings and exhibitions in Germany, the United States and Africa.


Complete event schedule PDF for HRG 2022-2023 is available for download below.


Updated: Sept. 27, 2022
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