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UWindsor’s Special Constable Service Focused on Promoting Community

The University's Campus Community Police has been rebranded as the Special Constable Service, with the goal of supporting students, and creating community.  The name change comes alongside the appointment of Michael Akpata , the superintendent of the Special Constable Service in November 2023. Akpata is a proud UWindsor alum and an active Windsor community member. “I've had the privilege of being on this campus since 1986, and I've watched it grow and there is a community on this campus,” says Akpata.   Akpata spent 21 years with the Windsor Police and later transitioned into roles with IBM, BlackBerry, Mutal Link, and

By |Tue, Mar 26th, 2024, 4:17PM|Feature, News, Opinions|

Tampon Tuesday Sparks Activism and Community Involvement at UWindsor in Addressing Period Poverty

Jada Malott, a second-year Political Science student, helped gather 196 boxes of menstrual products for the University of Windsor’s Tampon Tuesday initiative.  Malott, the youth initiatives lead, runs the Tampon Tuesday initiative to Uwindsor through the United Way program.  Tampon Tuesday is a yearly event where high schools and universities collect sealed menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, to distribute to those experiencing period poverty.  The initiative encourages activism, awareness, and community involvement to address menstrual hygiene accessibility in Windsor-Essex.  Malott introduced Tampon Tuesday from The United Way program to her high school in grade nine.  “I noticed what

By |Thu, Mar 14th, 2024, 3:14PM|News, Politics|

UWindsor Students Hope for More Empowering Women’s Events After NetworkHER

The University of Windsor’s EPICentre hosted NetworkHER: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs to celebrate female leaders in Canada and the US for International Women's Day. The event held in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulates of the United States, sought to celebrate students and community members.

By |Tue, Mar 5th, 2024, 11:04PM|Arts + Culture, Feature, News, Opinions|

Empowering Tomorrow’s Advocates: Windsor-Essex Anti Hate Youth Collective’s ‘Pen to Power’ Workshop

The Windsor Essex Anti-Hate Youth Collective (WEAHC) is hosting an online workshop aimed at helping students hone their activism skills through creative writing.  The upcoming "Pen to Power" online workshop on March 1 from 5 pm to 8 pm aims to offer participants a platform to develop crucial skills applicable to various aspects of their lives.    Vanessa Bumanlag, the Anti-Hate Project Coordinator says the purpose of the event is to encourage youth into the conversation, empowering them to lead public awareness, education, and necessary action against racism in Windsor-Essex.   “In this workshop, participants will delve into the art of using writing

By |Thu, Feb 29th, 2024, 7:06PM|News|

The Impact of Bill C-18 on UWindsor’s Campus Media

Campus media faces challenges with The Online News Act, raising concerns about the accessibility of student journalism.  The Online News Act, or Bill C-18, has been introduced with the objective of compelling companies like Meta to financially contribute to the news shared on their social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.  This raises questions about the implications for student journalism and the accessibility of news through social media.  The consequences of the bill for campus media outlets such as CJAM radio and The Lance are substantial and restrict them from sharing news from those platforms.   Dr. Kyle Asquith, Department

By |Tue, Feb 13th, 2024, 10:08PM|News|

Unveiling The Daily Hustle: What It’s Like to Be a Student Journalist at The Lance

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a student journalist? What is it like to work at a newspaper?  How do student journalists at The Lance balance completing their coursework and writing stories? This story provides an inside look into the lives of The Lance journalists: Aminah Khan, Montse Pineda, and Hansika Khokhar. 

By |Thu, Jan 25th, 2024, 1:27PM|Feature, News|

Residence Services is Now Hiring

Residence services at the University of Windsor is hiring a residence assistant, and today is the deadline. “This session provided an overview of the Residence assistant (RA) /Community Assistant (CA) job in residence, the skills they can expect to gain from the role, overview of the compensation and application process. It's also a great opportunity for them to speak to current staff members about their experience and get some tips for the application process” says Zoe Rivera Gutierrez, the Residence Team Leader.  Tanzil Kataria, a second-year Psychology student, currently lives on campus and has applied for this position.   “I am

By |Mon, Jan 22nd, 2024, 2:06PM|News|

Practicum Students Share Insights into Placements

Practicum students at the University of Windsor find that with a proper work-life balance the work experience positively impacts their learning experience.   UWindsor offers different experiential learning options for students, including placements, practicums, and co-ops. The Lance interviewed three students in different faculties about their experience in a placement to better gauge student’s perspectives of placements as a part of undergraduate requirements.   Jennifer Pereira, a fourth-year forensic science student completed a practicum with the Chatham Police, in the Forensic Identification Unit. “I’ve loved that each day is different,” she began. “I’ve had the opportunity to visit a variety of different

By |Mon, Jan 22nd, 2024, 1:30PM|News|
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