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UWSA Annual General Meeting Adjourned Early Following Contentious Discussion About Proposed By-Law and Policy Amendments and Former President’s Removal

The AGM, scheduled for Monday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., abruptly ended at 7:28 p.m. after a majority of members voted in favor of a motion put forward to adjourn the meeting before all the topics on the agenda had been discussed. Of the 75 members present, 15 voted in favor of the motion, 8 voted against it, and 1 abstained from voting.   Students vocalized concerns regarding proposed By-Law and Policy amendments and asked questions about the former president’s removal. The By-Laws can be viewed here and the policies can be viewed here.  The motion to adjourn was put

By |Thu, May 5th, 2022, 4:07PM|News, Politics|

Environmental Sustainability: Why it’s Important and What You Can Do

Every year, Canadians throw away thirty-one million tonnes of garbage.  Only about 30% of these materials are recycled, leaving the rest to live out their decades (even centuries) long lifespans in landfills, oceans, and environments. Though it may oftentimes be out of sight, it should not be out of mind.   Everybody knows garbage is harmful to the environment. Children grow up attending assemblies where images of sea birds being suffocated by pop can rings are projected onto auditorium screens, yet little is taught about what can be done in everyday life to make a difference.  What is environmental sustainability?  The

By |Mon, May 2nd, 2022, 3:40PM|News|

UWindsor Students Create Windsor-Specific Meme Accounts to Cheer Up Community in Covid Times

What do you get when you put together a pandemic, the ensuing social isolation and boredom, and Internet-savvy college students? Memes, of course. Assuming you don’t live under a rock, you have surely noticed that a variety of meme accounts lightly poking fun at the University of Windsor and the city of Windsor have recently cropped up on social media. These accounts have garnered the attention of thousands of students and Windsorites alike and have provided an outlet for lighthearted fun in these desolate times. The Lance reached out to the creators behind these accounts to learn why they decided

By |Wed, Apr 20th, 2022, 1:38PM|Arts + Culture, Technology|

The EPICentre Presents The Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series

The EPICentre is hosting, the Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series, funded by the US Consulate General office in Toronto. The series aims to empower post-secondary students, especially women and women-identifying students, to consider entrepreneurship a potential career path regardless of their fields of study.

By |Wed, Apr 20th, 2022, 1:29PM|News|

Maria Mediratta: From UWindsor student to Successful Artist

Maria Mediratta (she/her) is a 25-year-old freelance artist and educator who has been working in Windsor's Arts & Culture sector for approximately five years. In early March, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) announced that Maria would be one of three emerging artists to participate in the Emerging Artist Residency program generously sponsored by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

By |Tue, Apr 12th, 2022, 2:56PM|Arts + Culture, News|

UWindsor food pantry receives generous donation from local union

The University of Windsor’s food pantry has received a donation of $15,000 from CUPE Local 4580.  The food pantry is a service provided by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance and aims to ‘take a bite' out of food security concerns with food aid assistance. Canned goods, breakfast items, snacks, and personal hygiene items are available to all students at the University.  Madison West, coordinator of the food pantry, said that it “is our firm belief that no student should have to choose between textbooks, tuition, and food.”  CUPE Local 4580 is a labour union representing graduate and teaching assistants

By |Tue, Apr 12th, 2022, 2:27PM|News|

Student-run fundraiser in support of Ukraine

A UWindsor student from Ukraine has organized a fundraiser in support of humanitarian needs on Thursday, April 7. Anna Kashkina is an exchange student from Ukraine and is running the event. Today's event will host a variety of Ukrainian foods and crafts for purchase by donation, including dumplings, cupcakes, jewelry, door hangings, floral head wreaths, sunflower seed packets, and flowerpots, with the proceeds benefiting humanitarian efforts. The event is being held at Canterbury college, at 2500 University Ave. West.

By |Thu, Apr 7th, 2022, 10:46AM|News|

UWSA general elections now in full swing

UWindsor students head to the polls to elect their Undergraduate Student Alliance.  The general elections for the UWSA (the University of Windsor Student Alliance) representing all full-time undergraduate students including the Schulich School of Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and Teachers College- are now underway. According to the Chief Returning Officer (ISC), Ivona Bilbilovska, the elections will remain online for the second year in a row to ensure an equal playing field for everyone.   “As there are only about 60% of students on campus, we don't want any students, whether they're candidates or simply voting, to be at a

By |Wed, Apr 6th, 2022, 1:52PM|News|

We’ve Returned to Campus- but how do UWindsor Students Really Feel?

University of Windsor students started to return to campus this term.   This move came following nearly two years of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is not exactly business as usual, as enhanced safety measures are prevalent throughout campus. What may be more obvious, though, is the enthusiasm that many students are feeling about being back.  “I [like] coming to the University and attending class because it’s more interactive,” student Diksha says. “In an online class, the lecture is going on and you’re listening, but there’s no [actual] interaction.”  Feelings of isolation that come along with

By |Tue, Mar 29th, 2022, 3:15PM|News|
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