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Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Contest winner scores theatre tickets with hollow victory

Sociology student Michelle Gajewski won Monday’s DailyNews trivia contest and earned two tickets to see the University Players production of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Hollow at Essex Hall Theatre.

Gajewski’s name was drawn from all entrants who correctly identified Washington Irving as the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Godric’s Hollow as the Potter family village, and Jessica Verday as the author of the Hollow trilogy.

Sexual health youth forum this weekend

African, Caribbean and Black youth (ACBY) from Windsor and Essex County are being invited to take part in a research project that aims to establish a profile of the experiences that make them vulnerable to negative sexual health outcomes and develop a strategy to address them.

Student touts military as exemplary employer

After almost three years in the naval reserves, Kelvin Beaudoin says the experience is worth more than the money. An able seaman, the first-year philosophy and sociology student works as a resource management support clerk at the HMCS Hunter.

“For my trade, many of the skills I’m learning now are transferable to civilian jobs,” Beaudoin says. “I’ve learned communication, organization and team working skills.”

He is paid for his work, but also received $2,000 toward his university tuition.

Day dedicated to exploring issues related to water management

The campus chapters of UNICEF and Engineers Without Borders invite the UWindsor community to consider the relationship between food security and access to fresh water during their observance of World Water Day in the CAW Student Centre on Thursday, March 22.

The student groups will set up a booth with information on everything from how much water is used to grow crops to the ways that growing competition for scarce resources can affect food security. The student engineers will have on hand a treadle pump, which uses human power to irrigate fields.

Part-time students recognize campus contributions with awards presentation

John Powell said it was “truly an honour” to be recognized by the Organization of Part-time University Students at its 20th annual awards dinner Thursday, but that isn’t why he loves his job.

“I have the fortune to be able to play a role in telling the stories of students, faculty and staff across campus,” the University’s director of Web development said. “Certainly the work I do is reflected in efforts to advance the University.”

Children’s books provide a view of earlier times

“To my dear little Margaret – a very happy Christmas, with love from Granny.”

This loving inscription, written 111 years ago, lives between the covers of a children’s book protected in the University of Windsor’s Rare Books and Special Collections – preserved for interpretation by scholars and historians who not only study it for its beautiful language and illustrations, but also for what it says about the times in which it was published.

University of Detroit Mercy to host UWindsor MSW program

An innovative agreement between the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy marks a first in cross-border cooperation: the Detroit campus will host UWindsor’s Master of Social Work for Working Professionals program.

“This is exciting because it’s breaking new ground,” said Brent Angell, director of the UWindsor School of Social Work. “It’s the first time in history that a social work program from Canada will be offered in the United States – and for that matter, it has never been done the other way around either.”

UWindsor archives hold treasure trove of Essex-Scottish documents

Putting history in perspective and expanding the base of knowledge regarding historical events is not only UWindsor archivist Brian Owen’s calling, it is his passion.

“What we initially may see as possibly a worthless, brown, aged document, may actually have very important value,” says Dr. Owens. “It can really transform the way we think about things. That is what I feel is the most important part of my job as an archivist – being able to take the historical record, interpret it and sew it into other things we already know to make it an exciting document.”

Goudge Inquiry focus of sociology prof's lecture at forensic sciences centre

An invitation to speak to some of the top forensic scientists in the country will provide a UWindsor sociology professor with the chance to impress upon them that there’s a serious disconnect between the goals of social workers and the recommendations of a pediatric forensic pathology inquiry into the wrongful convictions of several Canadians accused of killing children.