Korissa Williams

Lecture to take a look at the burden of proof

The notion of burden of proof is central to the study of argumentation, says Douglas Walton, “indeed one could argue that it is the most fundamental concept in this area.”

He will survey the different kinds of burden of proof recognized in recent studies on artificial intelligence and law, and discusses whether these notions are transferable to everyday conversational argumentation, in a free public lecture Tuesday, January 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Event to celebrate local opportunities

Maureen Lucas, founding president of the LucasWorks human resources consulting firm, will join City of Windsor chief administrative officer Helga Reidel today for a Toast to Opportunities in Windsor.

The free public wine and cheese reception runs 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, at the Downtown Accelerator, 720 Ouellette Avenue.


Voting now open in #LancerLife photo contest

The entries are in, now it’s up to the judges.

Voting has begun in the Lancer Life photo contest on the UWindsor Facebook page. The public is invited to weigh in by assigning “Likes” to their favourite images.

The entry that has garnered the most likes by Wednesday, January 25, will win its photographer a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera. Vote now at Facebook.com/UWindsor.

New program to enable enterprising graduates to launch tech businesses

A new program will help enterprising university and college graduates take the first step towards startup success in the innovation and technology sector in Windsor-Essex.

The DeskUP program will provide office space in the Windsor Business Accelerator, at 720 Ouellette Avenue -- including a computer, telephone, printer, and access to professional meeting space and a shared receptionist.

Dan Renaud, president of Tellbob, a consumer information company, says the location provides a collaborative environment.

Last chance to enter no-smoking contest

University of Windsor students will have extra incentive to kick the habit. Registration is open this week for Leave the Pack Behind, a contest to discourage tobacco use, open to student smokers and non-smokers alike.

Contestants who meet the contest guidelines during the period of January 23 to March 5 enter a draw to win certificates toward their 2012/13 tuition in several categories:

Food services worker remembered as a pleasant presence

Denise Brockmann, a cafeteria cashier who died January 15, is remembered as someone good to work with, says Mark Bagley, manager of satellite operations.

“She was a good worker and very, very pleasant to be around,” he said. “She will be missed by her friends and co-workers here. Our condolences from all food services staff go out to her family.”

Campus mourns death of retiree

Campus flags will be lowered Wednesday, January 18, in memory of retiree Edward Nantais, who died January 14.

Nantais started working for the University of Windsor in 1969 as a clerk in the University Bookstore and in 1971 transferred to a clerkship in the Distribution Services Department, a position from which he retired in 2005.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Find more details in his obituary.