woman working on laptop computerUWindsor students now have the same access to Lynda.com as faculty and staff.

Skills training tutorials to kick-start careers

UWindsor students now have the same free, unlimited access as faculty and staff to more than 6,000 video tutorials related to business, technology, and creative skills through Lynda.com.

As part of the Government of Ontario’s Career KickStart strategy, eCampusOntario has secured access to this self-service training site for students at publicly-funded colleges and universities in the province.

With access to Lynda.com, UWindsor students, faculty, and staff can all leverage resources from this system in a number of different ways:

  • Students can increase career-readiness by undertaking a wide range of business and technology courses.
  • Faculty can incorporate available resources into their curricula, assign video tutorials, and utilize training materials to enhance course work.
  • Staff can look to advance their careers through courses to build on existing skills or develop new ones.

Lynda.com can be accessed at any time and from multiple devices by visiting www.uwindsor.ca/lynda and logging in with a UwinID and password.

Further information regarding UWindsor access to Lynda.com is available on the website of IT Services.

seasonings used in African cooking -- ginger, garlic, chilis, lemonAfrican cuisine is on the menu Tuesday evening in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Beauty tips on agenda for African culture festival

AfroFest, a weeklong celebration of the culture of Africa and its diaspora, continues today with events in the CAW Student Centre.

A Taste of the Diaspora will feature Afro cuisine catered by Jubba restaurant for $5 a plate, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, in the Commons. Other activities Tuesday include the discussion “Let’s Talk about Black Womxn” at 2 p.m., a performance by the dance troupe Hidaya Diaspora and lessons led by Seycon Nadia at 3:30 p.m., a games competition at 4:50 p.m., and a movie screening at 8:30 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium.

Wednesday’s agenda opens with a workshop on sexual health at 1 p.m., a discussion of tips and tricks to maintain natural hair at 2:30 p.m., a make-up tutorial covering all types of skin tones at 3:30 p.m., and panels on “Black Love” at 5:45 p.m. and “Black in Canada” at 7 p.m.

AfroFest promotes cross-cultural exchange through intellectual discussion, film, fashion, and artistic and musical talent. Find a full schedule of the week’s events at uwsa.ca/AfroFest2018.

Des-Neiges Verrette (Eugenia De Jong) and Germaine Lauzon (Áine Donnelly) engage in a tug-of-war.Other characters look on in horror as Des-Neiges Verrette (Eugenia De Jong) and Germaine Lauzon (Áine Donnelly) engage in a tug-of-war during the University Players production of “Les Belles Soeurs.” Photo by Doug MacLellan.

Trivia knowledge sends contest winner to classic of Canadian stage

Stacey Marion, clinical and experiential learning co-ordinator in the Faculty of Law, won Monday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and its prize of two tickets to the current University Players production, Les Belles Soeurs.

Marion’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly identified 1968 as the date of the play’s first production, French as its original language, and Montreal as its setting.

The raucous classic was a revolutionary piece of Canadian theatre when it premiered, and it remains funny, moving, and wildly entertaining.

The University Players’ show, in English translation, runs through Sunday in Essex Hall Theatre. Performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. Order tickets online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by phoning 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

Agriculture specialist to deliver guest lecture

Kim CooperMembers of the University community are welcome to sit in on a guest lecture by agriculturalist Kim Cooper today — Tuesday, February 6 — at 10 a.m. in room 353, Dillon Hall.

Cooper has more than 45 years in the industry and is currently the economic development officer for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent specializing in agriculture. His lecture is for the benefit of Steve Green’s course, “Food Security and the Environment;” attendance is limited to the classroom capacity.

Lisa BhungaliaLisa Bhungalia, a professor of political science at Kent State University, will speak at noon Wdnesday in the Faculty of Law Building.

Lecture to explore role of law in liberal strategies of warfare

A free public lecture Wednesday, February 6, will consider the deepening entanglements of regimes of war and policing and aid in Palestine.

Lisa Bhungalia, an assistant professor of political science at Kent State University, will deliver “The Role of Law: Policing Fragments of Empire” at noon in the Faculty of Law Building’s Farmer Conference Room.

Dr. Bhungalia’s research explores the relationship between national securitization, liberal warfare, and transnational linkages and encounters between the U.S. and North Africa/Middle East region. Her lecture is sponsored by the Transnational Law and Justice Network as part of its Borders, Boundaries and Intersections Speakers’ Series.