Alicia Plummer, Sam BiskeyAlicia Plummer as Candy and Sam Biskey as Robert in the University Players production of “Love and Human Remains.” Photo by Doug MacLellan.

University Players presents dark comedic thriller Love and Human Remains

At times touching, funny and thrilling, Love and Human Remains is a raw and provocative story of a group of 20-somethings searching for the meaning of love and sex, underscored by the gruesome tale of a serial killer.

University Players presents the play, written by Brad Fraser, March 2 through 11 at the Hatch Studio Theatre, Jackman Dramatic Art Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

The show centres around three friends, David, Candy, and Bernie, who have a long history. David, the charming gay waiter, has a background as a famous actor and attracts the attention of young busboy Kane. His roommate Candy, disenchanted with men, attracts the advances of both Jerri, the locker room lesbian, and the secretive and seductive Robert. Rounding out the cast is the chronically belligerent Bernie and the exotic Benita, a psychic dominatrix who doles out advice (among other things) to the other characters. Together they discover sex, love, and ultimately, the truth.

 “It’s been a fascinating and challenging process bringing this play to life,” notes director Heather Davies. “We hope that you enjoy the wild swings that this play offers, from sitcom to thriller and everything in between. Audacious, edgy and deeply human, it’s our pleasure to share this extraordinary Canadian play with our audiences.”

Wednesday to Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, March 4, a free “Talk Back” discussion with the actors will follow the performance. Note: This production is for mature audiences only due to nudity, coarse language, sexuality and violence.

Wei Yu, Eric Nowlin, and Yoonshin Song of the DSO TrioWei Yu, Eric Nowlin, and Yoonshin Song of the DSO Trio will perform in recital Sunday in the SoCA Armouries.

Concert to feature trio of strings

The School of Creative Arts will host a performance by the DSO Trio on Sunday, March 4.

The trio comprises three musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: violinist Yoonshin Song, violist Eric Nowlin, and cellist Wei Yu. They will be joined for this event by UWindsor music professor Nicholas Papador on marimba, and music student Bethany Russell on piano.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the SoCA Armouries, 37 University Avenue East. Tickets are $20 with a student rate of $5, available in advance online or at the door for cash payment only.

Find more information, including a full program and performer biographies, on the event website.

Mike RoccaLancer fifth-year guard Mike Rocca won the OUA’s Ken Shields award for combining excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.

Season ends for Lancer basketball; senior players win provincial recognition

It was a bittersweet ending to the season for fans of Lancer basketball, as both men’s and women’s squads were eliminated from the Ontario University Athletics playoffs soon after the announcement the league had honoured fifth-year players Mike Rocca and Emily Prevost.

Rocca received the Ken Shields Award, which recognizes a student-athlete who exhibits outstanding achievement in the areas of basketball, academics, and community involvement. A three-time academic all-Canadian, Rocca averaged 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season. His volunteer service includes a leading role with the men’s basketball read-a-thon program. He also was named a second-team all-star. Read the full story at

Prevost received a first-team all-star berth for the second straight year, having averaged 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over the 2017-18 campaign, leading her team to a tie for first place in the OUA west and a no. 8 national ranking. Find more info in the full article.

Both Windsor teams lost semi-final playoff games Wednesday to the country’s top-ranked Carleton Ravens — 61-48 in the women’s contest and 97-58 for the men.

UWinsite Finance team provides update after one month’s operations

The University’s new financial information system, UWinsite Finance, has been operational for a month.

“On behalf of the UWinsite Finance implementation team and the Department of Finance, I want to thank the hundreds of staff and faculty members who have attended training,” says Gillian Heisz, University controller and lead of the UWinsite Finance implementation. “Your assistance helping others use UWinsite Finance is greatly appreciated.”

With the transition to the new financial information system, the campus community is asked to note the following:

Month-End – The month-end close for February 2018 is underway. As it is the first month-end close in UWinsite Finance, the Department of Finance is anticipating that it may take longer than it will in future.

Reports – Financial reports will be issued to the campus beginning on March 9.

P-Card Charges – The period for moving February 2018 Purchasing Card (P-Card) changes in ScotiaBank CentreSuite has been extended. P-Card holders will receive an email about the deadline soon.

UWinsite Finance Support Taskforce: The taskforce continues to be available to provide assistance with questions about UWinsite Finance. It can be reached weekdays at 519-253-3000, ext. 5385. The taskforce will also be hosting regular drop-in centres during the month of March:

  • Tuesdays – Lambton Tower | 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Wednesdays (starting March 14) – Chrysler Hall North | 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Thursdays – CAW Student Centre | 1 to 4 p.m.

Ericka Greenham

Program provides research opportunities, says student

If you’re interested in conducting research, it’s key to pick a school that gives you the opportunity to get involved from the start, says Eric Parker.

The fourth-year electrical and computer engineering student spoke about his experiences with UWindsor’s Outstanding Scholars program for an article in the Huffington Post about research opportunities at the undergraduate level.

“Research opportunities can be rare for undergraduate students, so when I heard about a program that allowed me choice over my research interests and paid me to do it, I was certainly intrigued,” Parker says.

His projects included developing a hybrid for mobile applications that communicate with Bluetooth multi-sensors, using very powerful circuit simulation software, and designing and building autonomous drones.

The article, entitled “How to become a paid researcher by age 19,” highlights his experiences as providing practical skills valued in the job market. Read it in the publication’s “Campus Rankings” blog.