Korissa Williams

Video introduces new business leader-in-residence

He is “delighted to be here,” Richard Peddie (BComm 1970, honorary LLD 2001) said Wednesday as he took up his appointment as leader-in-residence at the Odette School of Business.

The recently-retired president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment said the key to securing his legacy of business leadership is developing future leaders.

Balancing act Tuesday and Wednesday may raise after-hours temperatures in Centre for Engineering Innovation

Balancing of the hot water supply to Phase I of the Centre for Engineering Innovation may result in elevated temperatures in the building from 4 to 11:30 p.m., January 31 and February 1, advises Facility Services. The building employs a steam heating system, which is dependent on the hot water supply.

Facility Services has also notified occupants that contractors preparing blinds for installation on the centre’s windows will require access to its labs and tenant space during the week of January 30. Please direct concerns to Li Ling Bae at 519-256-3131, ext. 28.

Removal of tower crane sign of construction progress

A huge tower crane that has become a part of the Windsor skyline and a visual reminder of UWindsor’s exciting expansion was removed yesterday from the Centre for Engineering Innovation construction site.

Matt Soulliere, project manager for PCR Contractors Inc., says the crane was used mainly for concrete placement and has been at the site since shortly after groundbreaking in January 2010. With most concrete work completed, the iconic symbol of progress is no longer needed.

Campus police warn against thefts

Campus Community Police are seeking information with regards to several incidents of damage to and theft from vehicles parked on campus.

A crime advisory issued Wednesday describes several incidents of vandalism and lists safety tips to avoid being a target. The advisory also details recent thefts from the men’s locker room at the St. Denis Centre.

University seeking to update address records

The Human Resources Department will send an e-mail to UWindsor faculty, staff and students to double-check its records in preparation for the distribution of T4 slips for the 2011 tax year.

The requests will use the hrprod@uwindsor.ca mailbox; the notice is a bona fide e-mail and is being sent to confirm that the University has an accurate mailing address on record. Directions for making address changes will be contained within the e-mail.

Making a case: Philosopher to discuss role of rhetoric

Through its history, there has been a suspicion of rhetoric’s role in building arguments, says philosophy professor Christopher Tindale – a belief it has greater capacity to exploit than to edify. It’s a suspicion he does not share.

“Rhetoric operates as a positive force throughout society, transforming experience in all walks of life,” Dr. Tindale says. “The tools rhetoric brings to the practice and understanding of argumentation are powerful and necessary.”

Film documents effect of hydroelectric dam construction

The International Wednesdays documentary film series presents a free screening of Up the Yangtze today at noon in the International Student Centre.

The film traces the dramatic story of a river cruise, set against the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project.

The International Student Centre is located on the second floor of Laurier Hall.