Dwania PeeleDwania Peele will moderate a panel of UWindsor alumni on Zoom discussing “Black Excellence in the Media,” Thursday, Feb. 10.

Alumni panel to discuss journey of Black journalists

A panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 10, will highlight Black Excellence in the Media by sharing the journeys of some UWindsor alumni — in front of the camera or behind the scenes.

Moderated by Dwania Peele (BSc 2011, BA 2011), executive director of Canadian Small Business Women, the event will feature:

Presented by the University of Windsor Alumni Association, the panelists will explore the successes, the importance of representation in their industries, and what viewers can look forward to in the future.

The event will run 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom; register here to attend.

globe showing Canada highlighted with Métis flagPolitical science professor Rebecca Major will discuss the experience of the Métis in an ISC Culture Series presentation Friday, Feb. 11.

Métis perspective subject of Friday webinar

The next offering of the International Student Centre Culture Series will introduce a discussion of the experience of learning in Métis community on Friday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The presenter for this session is political science professor Rebecca Major, a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

This free event is presented by the International Student Centre to help staff and faculty deepen their understanding of, and provide better support to, students from around the world.

“The purpose is to engage our campus community in learning more about the cultures of the students who are most prominent here,” says ISC director Beth Oakley.

The presentation is offered through Microsoft Teams. Click here to join the webinar.

Upcoming Winter 2022 sessions will include presentations on Vietnam and Nigeria, with dates and presenters to be announced shortly.

Sign up to express interest and receive an email reminder about future events.

The centre has also produced support materials for staff and faculty, including a handbook for incoming international students, tips on understanding their experiences, and a guide to providing them with support outside of the classroom.

poster by artist Robert SmallThis poster by artist Robert Small is the centre of a prize package for winners of quizzes this month on Black history.

Local history focus of quiz contest

The Black History – Black Futures planning committee has prepared quizzes to run through the month of February, offering as prizes a poster created by Robert Small from his Legacy Collexion, along with swag from the University of Windsor Alumni Association.

To enter today’s contest — the second in  the series — just send your answers to the following trivia questions. A winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Monday, Feb. 7.

  1. Which west Windsor place of worship is the oldest continuously active Black church in Canada?
    a) Campbell Baptist Church
    b) Harvest Bible Church
    c) Sandwich First Baptist Church
    d) St. John’s Anglican Church
     
  2. Located near Harrow, S.S. #11 was Ontario’s last segregated school. What year did it close, after local Black residents appealed to Ontario’s first Black MPP, Leonard Braithwaite?
    a) 1839
    b) 1867
    c) 1938
    d) 1965
     
  3. Which club, founded in Windsor in 1934, brings together Black women to read and discuss books on education and advocate for Black children in schools?
    a) Black Women of Forward Action
    b) the Hour-a-Day Study Club
    c) Nigerian Canadians for Cultural, Educational, and Economic Progress
    d) Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to abr@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Rachelle PrinceRachelle Prince is the new communications officer in the Office of the President.

Communications officer appointed in Office of the President

Rachelle Prince (BA 2013) has joined the Office of the President as its new communications officer.

In this role, she will be developing communications for key priorities in the president’s office, and co-ordinating communications planning and strategy for the offices of the President, the Provost, and the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in many of the areas where the portfolios of these offices overlap.

Prince, who holds an MA from Wayne State University as well as her UWindsor undergraduate degree, both in communications, came to the post from the Faculty of Law, where she had been serving as its communications and marketing co-ordinator. She is this year’s recipient of the University’s Service Excellence Award in the category of the first five years of employment.

Lancer gamers in uniformLancer Gaming has unveiled new uniforms for its team members.

Gamers ready to play in new team uniforms

New gameday kit for Lancer Gaming will help to build team and school pride, says co-ordinator Jeremy Renaud. The program unveiled uniforms last week that bear a Canadian flag and the Lancer Gaming logo.

"We are excited to showcase our brand, which both carries and is a natural extension of the storied blue and gold Lancers’ one," Renaud says. “Players, coaches, and staff are thrilled with the look and feel as we collectively charge forward to victory!”

Read the full story on the Lancer Gaming website.