Gemma Smyth

Noura Tanbari, Bilal Tanbari, Alies WatersGovernment-assisted refugees Noura and Bilal Tanbari with their Windsor schoolmate Alies Waters.

Refugee sponsorship effort continues for campus group

A campus effort to sponsor a refugee family from Syria for resettlement in Canada has reached its initial fundraising target and submitted the sponsorship application. Now the real work begins, report organizers.

“With so much help from across the university community, we have raised more than the minimum required to bring a family here,” says professor Anneke Smit, part of the Group of Five sponsors based in Windsor Law. “This has been a campus-wide effort. Every faculty contributed, as well as individuals and groups.”

University Bookstore opens Devonshire Mall satellite operation

The University Bookstore’s temporary storefront in Devonshire Mall is open through the holidays, reports marketing manager Martin Deck, and this year it is better than ever.

“It’s bigger, it’s brighter, and it’s better-located,” says Deck: “Right across from Cinnabon in the food court!”

The store will be open during the mall’s regular hours until Boxing Day, December 26. It offers all the best-selling faculty sweatshirts and a wide variety of other styles of clothing, including a couple of mall-only sweatshirts for just $15.