person being counselledThe Student Counselling Centre is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer free, confidential drop-in counselling for extended hours during exams.

Counselling services to extend help over exam period

To help UWindsor students cope with the additional pressures of final exams, the Student Counselling Centre is extending additional supports, says its director, clinical psychologist Mohsan Beg.

“We are extending our hours during the exam period to help students who may be struggling to cope with the normal stress and anxiety of exams,” says Dr. Beg.

The centre has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer free and confidential drop-in counselling from 5 to 9 p.m. weeknights and 2 to 6 p.m. on weekends through April 19. Therapists will be available for students to drop in to the Student Counselling Centre, room 293 of the CAW Student Centre.

In addition, one of the centre’s mental health professionals will conduct 20-minute “Hypnosis and Mindfulness for Exams” drop-in sessions to help students develop a positive mindset before sitting for their final exams. The sessions will be held weekdays at 10:15 a.m. in the student centre’s second-floor boardroom through April 19 (excepting Monday, April 16).

Beg also suggests the Peer Support Centre as a resource for those who prefer talking to a fellow student. The centre, located in room 291 of the CAW Student Centre, is staffed by volunteers trained to counsel students on difficulties they may be experiencing. It is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Seeking help when you need it is a sign of strength,” Beg says. “You’re not alone; we’re here to help.”

For more information, phone the Student Counselling Centre at 519-253-3000, ext. 4616.

Choir director Bruce Kotowich leads a rehearsalChoir director Bruce Kotowich leads a rehearsal in preparation for a performance May 19 at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Concert to support choir trip to New York

Well, they have practised, practised, practised — now what the members of UWindsor choirs need in preparation for their upcoming appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall is the money for the trip.

The University of Windsor Chamber Choir and the University Singers will perform at the famed venue on May 19. A fundraising concert entitled “Cabaret for Carnegie Hall” is set for Saturday, April 14, in the SoCA Armouries.

The program will feature performances by students as well as jazz vocalist and music instructor Shahida Nurullah. The evening will also include a silent auction, raffle, and a concession stand for attendees.

Madeline Doornaert, a student majoring in jazz-pop vocals, is the lead organizer for Saturday’s cabaret. She says she is looking forward to the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall.

“This is such an amazing opportunity and we’re so grateful for the support we’ve been getting,” she says. “We’re so excited to represent the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts and our city on such a major platform.”

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Find more information on the event webpage.

graphic reading 25 years of serviceTickets are now on sale for the annual 25 Years of Service luncheon, to be held May 3 in the Alumni Auditorium.

Tickets now available for 25 years of service luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the annual 25 Years of Service luncheon, to be held May 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

At this event, the University will recognize and celebrate the dedication, commitment and contributions of 15 faculty and staff who in 2017 reached the 25 years of service milestone. The list of individuals being honoured can be found on the Department of Human Resources - 25 Years of Service website.

Tickets are $27 per person, available on the Department of Human Resources website at For more information, please contact Oliga Tserakhava at or 519-253-3000, ext. 2044.

printer jam spilling toner onto person's handsInstructors: Don’t see red dealing with office printers and copiers. Have your exam materials produced at the University Print Shop.

University Print Shop offers instructors relief from exam copy stress

Now that exam time is here, the University Print Shop is advising instructors to have their materials printed by the professionals.

Its hassle-free, jam-free exam printing service is available at a discount rate of just two cents per copy, and offers secure storage that is locked and guarded by alarm. Print shop staff take pride in offering speedy service — just drop off or e-mail the exam and let them do the rest.

For more information, e-mail

Food services staffer recalled as good-natured colleague

Co-workers and friends are remembering Debbie Kelly as an “all-around good person” who never had a bad word to say about anyone. The long-time UWindsor employee died Thursday, April 5.

“She started in the kitchen in September 1987, and moved into an administrative position the following year to oversee the department’s payroll and student meal card accounts,” says department head Dave McEwen. “Debbie was hard-working, rarely missed a day off work and always had a smile on her face. She loved music, to garden, and to spend her summers in the Rockies, where her son, daughter, and grandchildren live.

“There is no doubt she will be badly missed by the many students, staff, and faculty whose lives she touched.”

Memorial services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 10. Find details in her obituary. Campus flags will be lowered in her memory Tuesday as well.