Korissa Williams

City invites public to discuss Wyandotte streetscaping

A public meeting on Wednesday, February 8, will provide information on plans to improve and beautify Wyandotte Street between Sunset and Campbell avenues.

Attendees will be able to review displays depicting proposed streetscaping, and to discuss issues and concerns with representatives from the city government.

The event runs 5 to 7 p.m. in the Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex, located at 1551 Wyandotte Street West.

Reminder: research celebration today

The University’s annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will be held today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre.

The reception will honour faculty members and students for their contributions to their fields of endeavour. Find a full list of honourees here.

Drama professor Tedfred Myers remembered for impact on students’ lives

Drama professor Tedfred Myers, who died Friday, Feburary 3, at the age of 56, is remembered for the difference he made in the lives of his students, says Lionel Walsh, director of the School of Dramatic Art.

“What characterized Ted was in every case, the students came first with him,” Walsh said. “He cared so deeply about the young people he taught — that was the centre of his approach.”

Relocation to campus sending a message: development commission is serious about partnerships

Ron Gaudet, chief executive officer of the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, told a national audience that relocating its offices to the Centre for Engineering Innovation is much more than a physical move.

“It is a message to the internal [local] and external community that we are serious about partnerships and serious about taking this region to another level,” he said in an interview with a business reporter from the Globe and Mail.

Sponsorship fund to enhance student experiences

A two-week trip to work with orphaned and vulnerable children at the Kititimo Child Centre in Singida, Tanzania, helped education major Katie Nanson develop a different perspective on what it means to be a teacher.

“My heart is social justice,” she says. “The focus at the Faculty of Education is to equip teachers to meet the needs of every child. We’ve learned about equity versus equality and the idea that while all children need shoes, not all children need the same shoe size—we have to reach them as individuals.”

Colloquium to consider ways to bridge summer setbacks in learning

School achievement gaps stem partly from inequalities among children’s opportunities to learn outside of school, particularly during the summer, says Scott Davies. Some children entertain themselves over summer breaks from school, while others enjoy a menu of enriching activities.

The “summer setbacks” compound, eroding the literacy skills of disadvantaged children and attributing to an achievement gap by high school, says Dr. Davies, a professor of sociology at McMaster University.

Session to explore peer review of teaching

The two main functions of peer review of teaching – improvement and evaluation – are the subject of an interactive session for faculty and staff on the UWindsor campus February 9.

Nancy Chism

Nancy Chism.

Reading Week to alter finance department delivery schedules

The finance department has issued a notice reminding the campus community to consider the Reading Week closure when planning for February.

The University’s US customs warehouse in Dearborn, Michigan, will be open as usual through the month, but because campus offices will be closed February 20 and 24, people ordering perishable shipments should request delivery no later than February 21 to ensure they arrive in Windsor before the weekend.