Korissa Williams

Roundtable to give students insight into health professions

A Health Professional Round Table will give students a chance to consider related careers, Wednesday, April 4, on the University of Windsor campus.

Attendees will hear presentations from individuals working in fields as varied as surgery, family practice, occupational and physiotherapy, dentistry, patient advocacy, nursing, dietetics—and more—discussing their professions and the paths that led them there. Following the formal program, a reception will give students an opportunity to network with and ask questions of the presenters.

Retirees’ banquet falling later this year

If you have been waiting for word about this year’s retirees banquet and reunion, your wait is over. But if you have been waiting for the event itself, your wait is just beginning.

The dinner, formerly held in the spring each year, has been moved to the fall, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

“Under the previous schedule, we missed recognizing many employees who would retire late in the calendar year,” she says. “This way, we hope to be able to congratulate almost all the faculty and staff in the year of their retirement.”

Panel to discuss NGO intervention in developing world

A video calling for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony ignited unprecedented backlash and counter-backlash and in the process generated a reported 100 million views on the Web site of the sponsoring organization, Invisible Children.

A panel will discuss intervention by non-governmental organizations in third world countries, with a focus on the issues raised by the Kony 2012 video, Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

The panellists include:

Campus colleagues collect $7,600 in support of cancer patient

In just over a week, friends and co-workers gathered $7,600 to help a UWindsor carpenter offset costs related to his treatment for cancer.

“The response was just phenomenal,” said Sandy Power, one of the organizers of a campaign in support of Bernie Mulligan. “We are so pleased with the support. People all across campus wanted to help Bernie; even retirees came forward.”

Searching for a summer job? Centre for Career Education can help

As the winter semester comes to a close, many students are still looking for a summer job to earn money, develop their skills, and meet valuable contacts. The March Career Information Brief, published by the Centre for Career Education, offers some resources and advice to assist students reach the important goal of finding work this summer.

The centre maintains a job postings site on the myCareer portal, and offers services to help students with career development, including:

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.caon or before 4 p.m. on the posting closing date.

Universities welcome federal investment in research

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada welcomed strategic investments in research and innovation in Thursday’s federal budget.

“The budget provides new opportunities for talented graduate students to gain research experiences in companies across Canada,” association president Paul Davidson said in a statement. “We’re also pleased the budget recognizes the importance of deepening international education and research linkages.”

Upper-class mentors making a difference for new students

Almost 200 advice gurus assisted more than 200 first-year students with their transition to university through the Educational Development Centre’s Connecting4Success mentorship program this year.

The program targets first generation students – the first in their families to attend university – and matches them with upper-year students in the same program or faculty for one-on-counselling focused on common first-year academic, social and personal challenges.