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Windsor Wednesday Show logoAfter 40 episodes, Linden Crain is stepping down as host of the Windsor Wednesday Show.

Windsor Wednesday Show celebrates first anniversary

Yesterday — April 15 — marked one year since the airing of the first episode of the Windsor Wednesday Show.

What started as a passion project by Odette student Linden Crain has transformed into regular recurring weekly show, each Wednesday at noon.

Supported by the Office of Student Experience, the show aims to bring the UWindsor community together as students, staff, and faculty continue to work and study remotely, providing a virtual platform for viewers to hear first-hand why individuals are proud to be a part of the UWindsor community.

In one year, the show has produced 40 episodes featuring 120 guests from the UWindsor community, reaching more than 125,000 views across platforms.

Crain has recently decided to step down from his role as the host, sharing that “it is time to pass the baton to another student to help continue this weekly show” in a video released by the Office of Student experience yesterday.

“As the host, it truly has been a rewarding and unforgettable experience,” Crain said. “It has been inspiring being able to meet and learn from a variety of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from different backgrounds, hearing their unique UWindsor stories. I look forward to continue watching the show grow and develop over the next year.”

The show will take a short break over the summer months, as the Office of Student Experience searches for a new host, but will resume in the fall semester with a new line-up of episodes and guests.

“It has been so great to work with Linden over the past year and to see him grow and develop alongside the show,” says Sarah Hébert, who has been working with Crain to produce the show since its inception.

“The next host will have some big shoes to fill, but I know that there is a student out there who is up for the challenge.”

Students who are interested in being a part of the Windsor Wednesday Show can contact Hébert at the Office of Student Experience at studentexperience@uwindsor.ca.
Thomas Kennedy evades an Ottawa defenderWindsor forward Thomas Kennedy evades an Ottawa defender in Ontario University Athletics basketball play. The Hamilton Honey Badgers have drafted the Lancer to the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

Honey Badgers sweet on Lancer cager

The Hamilton Honey Badgers selected Lancer forward Thomas Kennedy in the Canadian Elite Basketball League draft for the second time, the league announced Wednesday.

Kennedy was picked 10th overall; the business major did not sign with the franchise after it drafted him in 2019. He plans to continue his studies and compete for the Lancers, but says he is excited to have been selected again by Hamilton.

“After a year without basketball I’m very grateful for this opportunity to compete against pros and learn as much as I can from my teammates and coaching staff,” he says. “I’m very thankful to the Honey Badgers for re-drafting me and I look forward to representing the University of Windsor in the process.”

Kennedy’s second year of university play, 2019-20, saw him suit up for all 22 games, lead the league in rebounds with 258, and score an average of 18.6 points per game. His performance earned him the Lancers’ male super sophomore award.

Read the full story, “Kennedy drafted by Hamilton Honey Badgers.”

Selinda Berg will take on the role of university librarian effective July 1.Selinda Berg will take on the role of university librarian effective July 1.

Provost announces new University Librarian

Selinda Berg will take on the role of university librarian effective July 1, provost Douglas Kneale announced Thursday.

Since 2016, Dr. Berg has been associate university librarian at the Leddy Library, where she holds the primary portfolio for faculty and academic affairs and departmental portfolios for systems and information services.

She has led initiatives to promote student success, including experiential learning opportunities, open education, and improved online and physical spaces. She has also supported research through digital scholarship initiatives, open access publishing, the ethical use of research metrics, and research data management support.

Berg received the 2019 Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries for her sustained leadership in building research capacity within Canada’s academic libraries. Her active research program intersects with her professional interests in equity, diversity, and inclusion; institutional and community partnerships; research culture in academic libraries; and the professional identity of librarians.

Beverly JacobsBeverly Jacobs has accepted an appointment as acting dean of the Faculty of Law through June 30.

Faculty of Law appoints acting dean

Beverly Jacobs has accepted an appointment as acting dean of the Faculty of Law for the period April 12 to June 30, provost Douglas Kneale announced Thursday.

Prof. Wissam Aoun will replace Dr. Jacobs as acting associate dean, academic, for that period.

hands on computer keyboardA weekly digest compiles the most-referenced Knowledge Base Articles.

Digest lists top student questions

Campus partners are working to maintain a robust set of Knowledge Base Articles (KBAs).

The team will continue to compile a weekly digest of the most-referenced KBAs to streamline student-focused questions to ask.UWindsor to support consistent communication with current and future students.

These are this week's top-five referenced KBAs:

You can submit common questions or make suggestions to the KBA team at askkba@uwindsor.ca.

Prince Philip posing before Canadian flagCampus flags will be lowered Friday, April 16, in memory of Prince Philip, who died April 9.

Campus joins in national commemoration of royal consort

Campus flags will be lowered Friday, April 16, in memory of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died April 9 at the age of 99.

In recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to Canada, he was presented with the insignia of Companion of the Order of Canada and Commander of the Order of Military Merit during a ceremony held in Toronto in 2013 — his last visit to the country.

The Government of Canada will hold a national commemorative ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral. The ceremony will be broadcast live and will include virtual tributes and performances.