collage of inductees into the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of FameNominations for University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame awards are open until Feb. 14.

Nominations open for Alumni Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations for the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame awards are open until Feb. 14 in the categories of Athlete, Administrator/Builder/Coach, and Sport Achievement.

The hall was established in 1986 to honour grads for significant contributions to Lancer athletics or the spirit and ideals of sport. Find eligibility criteria and nomination forms, along with profiles of past inductees, on the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame website.

Valarie WabooseLaw professor Valarie Waboose’s discussion series on her research into compensation for residential school survivors will continue Friday, Feb. 11.

Discussion series bringing awareness to impact of residential school system continues

As part of an ongoing effort to continue conversations regarding Indigenous issues, the Paul Martin Law Library’s Truth and Reconciliation Reading Circle is currently reading law professor Valarie Waboose’s dissertation, Re-Living the Residential School Experience: An Anishinabe Kwe’s Examination of the Compensation Processes for Residential School Survivors.

Previous readings have covered the executive summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice Executive Report. The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Circle recognizes the impact and continued intergenerational trauma on Indigenous people because of the residential school system and would like to bring awareness and education to others.

In light of recent events, including the findings of mass graves, Dr. Waboose recently posed this intriguing question:

On Jan. 21, the Canadian Press reported that the federal government will turn over Residential School documents… the claims process for the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement is now closed. So my question is this: what type of information is contained in those documents? What, if anything, was the government trying to hide?

The three-part event series continues the conversation with Waboose, director of the Legal Indigenous Orders Institute at Windsor Law, on Friday, Feb. 11, and Friday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Reading Circle, the Paul Martin Law Library is collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Campus Community Food Bank, and new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for the Downtown Mission’s Coldest Night of the Year which takes place on Feb. 26. Donations may be dropped off at the Law Library, located in the Leddy West building, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A plaque honouring pioneering journalists Henry and Mary BibbA plaque honouring pioneering journalists Henry and Mary Bibb graces Sandwich Street.

Quiz winner turns historical knowledge into prize

Nicole Young, receptionist in Student Health Services, aced Thursday’s Black History Month trivia quiz.

Her entry was drawn from all those which correctly identified August 1 as the 1834 date the Abolition of Slavery Act took effect in the British Empire, Jean Augustine as the author of the parliamentary motion that instituted Black History Month in Canada, and Henry and Mary Bibb as the founders of the Voice of the Fugitive newspaper.

Young will receive the 2022 Legacy Collexion poster by Robert Small (BA 1993) along with an assortment of swag from the University of Windsor Alumni Association. If you missed out, don’t despair: the quiz series will continue in DailyNews through the month.

Campus Bookstore gift cardsFour respondents to a survey on an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Strategy for the University will receive Campus Bookstore gift cards.

Talking back pays off for survey respondents

Four UWindsor employees are a little richer today, after receiving $50 Campus Bookstore gift cards for providing feedback on an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Strategy for the University.

The four winners drawn at random from all participants are:

  • Team leader for marketing, publications, and web in the Department of Public Affairs and Communications Dylan Kristy,
  • Animal care technician Deserae Overdulve,
  • UwinCARD team leader Richard Routley, and
  • Education professor Clayton Smith.

“We really appreciate not just these winners, but everyone who took the time in December to respond to our survey,” says parking services administrator Laurie Butler-Grondin. “Those responses will help shape our decision-making as we consider how we might meet the need for charging electric vehicles in future.”

students looking at laptop computerStudents are consulting ask.UWindsor on isues surrounding admission procedures.

Admissions questions among top student concerns

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.