Students proposing the UWindsor campus as a sanctuary for the city’s skunks argue it could be a win-win-win solution, but University officials think the idea is a stinker.
Ronnie Haidar, president of the student group Save Our Skunks, says a catch-and-release on campus program would save local taxpayers euthanasia fees, provide educational experiences for students, and benefit the skunks—targeted for trapping by city council in its latest budget.
A cupcake giveaway Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre served its purpose of bringing attention to the University’s 50th anniversary, organizers say.
“We had a really nice turnout,” says chief communications officer Holly Ward. “It is important for us to make sure the campus community is aware of what we’re doing. We will be launching advertising soon, but the current students and employees are really a core part of the celebration.”
Classes haven’t even started yet, and already Itunu Adekoya is learning a lot.
A first-year student of biochemistry and biotechnology, she was one of almost 300 participants in International Student Orientation. She said Sunday’s opening session was very informative.
“I learned that culture shock happens to everybody, that it’s good to stay safe on campus. I learned about visas and the study permit. I learned about Lancer sports,” said Adekoya, a native of Lagos, Nigeria.
She said she chose to study in Canada for its diversity.