University of Windsor Students' Alliance

Health Fair aimed at promoting student well-being

Lots of giveaways, interactive displays and even a chart to track the nutritional value of your food intake are on the menu for the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Displays by health providers on campus and in the community will encourage attendees to focus on issues relevant to young adults:

University offers student refunds for online access to course material

The University of Windsor will refund approximately 3,000 students a $70 ancillary fee payment they made for “access codes” that allow them to use online applications related to course material.

The refunds are being made to remain in compliance with a provincial tuition framework directive. Students can expect the refunds to be added to their accounts over the next several weeks.

Club Days present a chance to broaden experience

With almost 130 student groups on campus, there is something for everyone during Club Days, says clubs coordinator Curtis Makish of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

Tuesday to Thursday, September 18 to 20, representatives from all sorts of clubs—promoting activities, academic disciplines, cultural groups, or political and religious perspectives—will set up outside the CAW Student Centre.

The event takes the form of an information fair, with each group staffing a table to discuss their objectives and recruit new members. It runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

New centre to connect students with tutoring assistance

A new service of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance hopes to help students who need supplemental help with their classes to find tutors.

“Two hours per week may not be enough for students to fully understand the material,” says Hassan Mohseni, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and the coordinator of the Tutoring Centre. “This centre can help.”

He has created a Web site where potential tutors and tutees may apply.

“We match the needs of the students to the expertise of the tutors,” says Mohseni.

Vendor Fair showcases local businesses

Hundreds of students were introduced to goods and services offered by local businesses during Tuesday’s Vendor Fair, outside the CAW Student Centre.

Promotional freebies, literature and even games attracted participants to the event, organized by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

—photos by Chantelle Myers

Banners welcome visitors to CAW Student Centre

The adornment of the CAW Student Centre is now complete, with the addition of banners and signage to the exterior of the building.

Pennants reflecting Lancer pride lead along the east façade to a panel on the stair tower bearing the message “You. Windsor.”

Kimberley Orr, president of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, said the change will help to stamp the centre with the UWindsor identity. The full-time undergraduate student government split the $45,000 cost of the new materials with the Organization of Part-time University.

Swedish electronic artist to headline student music festival

Saying the concert is about more than music, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance announced Tuesday a preliminary line-up for its Coming Home Music Festival, scheduled for September 5 at Windsor’s riverfront festival plaza.

“The UWSA’s concert, like our university and our city, will be the best across the country because it will be about more than the music,” said Alyssa Atkins, the alliance’s vice-president administration. “This is about us … being more capable, innovative, and bold than anyone believed.”

Decals give student centre a sense of place

Bright decals on the windows of the CAW Student Centre represent just the first in a series of steps to stamp a sense of identity on the building, says Kim Orr, president of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

“We didn’t like how generic the student centre can feel sometimes,” she says. “Once you’re inside, you feel like you could be anywhere.”