Korissa Williams

Automotive giveaway to fuel drive to quit smoking

Quitting smoking or tobacco use for the month of March could win a member of the UWindsor community a new Ford Fusion hybrid or Ford Edge, one of two $5,000 dream vacation getaways or one of seven $2,000 cash prizes, reports the campus Leave The Pack Behind team.

The students, working out of the health promotion office, are registering participants in the Driven to Quit Challenge.

To enter:

Disability and mad studies subjects of conversation

Jijian Voronka will lead a conversation about disabilities studies, mad studies and mad pride during her free public lecture “The Making of Bipolar Britney,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at Windsor Pride.

A doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto, she teaches “A History of Madness” at Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies and works as a consumer research consultant for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Windsor Pride is located at 422 Pelissier Street.

Forum to bring grade eight students to campus

More than 100 local grade eight students will come to campus on Thursday, February 23, to discuss social justice issues ranging from the right to water to the Holocaust, from mental illness to poverty.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to create art work with a social justice theme.

Holiday an opportunity to consider importance of families

The Family Day holiday helps to focus attention on the importance of family in Canadian society, says a UWindsor social work professor.

“The idea that we have decided this is important highlights that as a nation, we are dedicated to family,” Jim Coyle said in an interview Wednesday. “Whether we are First Nations, have long roots in Canada, or are recent immigrants to this country, one of the things we all have in common is that family is a basic building block in our lives.”

Piping repairs to shut down campus hot water Tuesday

Repairs to pipes will deny hot water service to most buildings on campus, from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

The shutdown will apply to all campus buildings with the exception of:

Drummond report underscores importance of higher education to economy, says Council of Ontario Universities

Ontario universities appreciate the focus on postsecondary education issues provided by the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, welcoming particularly its support for sufficient tuition revenue so that universities can continue to maintain the quality of the student experience, the Council of Ontario Universities announced in a news release yesterday.

Students seeking applicants to score job with Toronto soccer team

A group of UWindsor graduate students is hoping to help find the new face of the Toronto Football Club.

Toronto FC, the professional soccer franchise owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has launched a nationwide campaign soliciting applicants for a one-year contract with the organization.

The club promises a high-profile position that includes:

Renovations to raise hoarding around Erie Hall and Lambton Tower

Renovations to the outside of Erie Hall and Lambton Tower will require hoarding on the pedestrian deck surrounding the buildings, advises Facility Services.

Project administrator Randy Frabotta says the change will not obstruct access to the buildings. He invites questions or concerns at 519-253-3000, ext. 2160.

Job posting from Human Resources

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources or employment@uwindsor.ca on or before 4 p.m. on the posting closing date.

Students to vote on Transit Windsor pass plan

The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance will hold a referendum in March asking members to support a universal bus pass, president André Capaldi announced Monday.

Under the U-Pass proposal outlined by Capaldi, full-time undergraduates would pay $45 a semester, increasing over five years to $57.50 a semester, and would receive a pass for service on all Transit Windsor bus routes.

This represents a significant savings over the current student rate of $55 per month, Capaldi said.