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With the April 30 deadline for filing 2020 tax returns approaching, UWindsor faculty, staff, and student employees are reminded they can access their T4 and T4A slips in myUWinfo.uwindsor.ca.

If it has been awhile since you needed to access your tax forms in myUWinfo or you are new to the process, there are two Tech Talks to help:

Additional Tech Talk videos about myUWinfo can be found here. If you want more information about myUWinfo, click on the link in the Comments section below any of the videos.  

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.  

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Microsoft Lists is an app that helps users track information and organize work.

In the Microsoft Lists – Beginner 1 Tech Talk, the app’s basics — including creating lists and adding, editing, and removing items — were introduced.

Information Technology Services team member Jonathan North builds on these fundamentals in Microsoft Lists – Beginner 2 Tech Talk. Watch as he demonstrates how to share a private list as well as share lists with a team in this 102-second video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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Microsoft Lists is an app that helps you track information and organize work.

With Lists you can stay on top of what matters most to you and your team. Use it to track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, and more using customizable views. Then leverage its smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on the mobile app, and directly from within Microsoft Teams.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Jonathan North as he introduces Lists basics — including creating lists and adding, editing, and removing items — in this 117-second Tech Talk video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

Nick Keren

The University community came together Feb. 25 for a virtual presentation honouring the 2020 recipients of Employee Recognition Awards. The program, co-ordinated by Human Resources, recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication of employees to advancing the University’s mission.

Thursday’s event celebrated these honorees:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award — James Yaworsky, review counsel, Community Legal Aid
  • Excellence in Health and Safety Award — Michelle Bondy, learning specialist, Faculty of Science; and Research Safety Committee (view the list of team members)
  • Impact Award (Individual) — Nargis Ismail, organic analysis lab co-ordinator, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research; and the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Open Learning (view the list of team members)
  • Service Excellence Award (Individual) — Alison Samson, director of graduate academic services (retired), Faculty of Graduate Studies; and Nick Keren, systems analyst, Information Technology Services
  • Service Excellence Award (the First Five Years of Employment) — Sarah Hebert, communications assistant in the Office of the Vice-President, Student Experience
  • Service Excellence Award (Team) — Faculty of Education Pre-Service Team (view the list of team members)

The presentations highlighted the positive impact of the award recipients and their contributions; attendees expressed their congratulations through live chat.

Nargis Ismail, organic analysis lab co-ordinator in the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, was honoured with the Impact Award.

“This award recognizes my service and pushes me further toward excellence in the field,” she said.

Her nominator credited Dr. Ismail as the central force in transitioning the lab’s services to accommodate both pollutants and trace nutrient analysis.

“One of her main successes this past year has been the successful national accreditation for nutrient analysis through the Canadian Analytical Laboratory Association. This ensures that the lab can continue to pursue new contracts and research partnerships at the highest standard possible,” the nominator wrote.

Recipient of individual Service Excellence Award Nick Keren, a systems analyst for Information Technology Services, called the award a true honour.

“What makes it so special is that the nomination comes from those I work with and the areas I support,” he said. “This award is something I will look back on with pride long after my time here at the U of W has ended.”

His nominator said Keren was “synonymous” with service excellence: “His depth of knowledge is unparalleled. His eagerness to go the extra mile and provide unprecedented support is unmatched. Nick’s contagious cheerfulness sets him apart from others.”

Those unable to join the virtual celebration live can view the Employee Recognition Awards video.

Nominations for the 2021 Employee Recognition Awards will open in the fall. More information about the awards can be found on the Human Resources website.

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Similar to other Microsoft applications, using pins in Teams allows you to keep frequently used items at your fingertips.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Laney McVeity as she demonstrates how to pin files and applications in Teams this 102-second Tech Talk video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.