Student Life

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|

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 the University of Windsor’s Food Pantry

The University of Windsor's student-run food pantry is transforming its offerings, engaging students in evolving their selections and collaborating to address campus food insecurity. Ghallia Hashem, the University of Windsor’s Student Alliance (UWSA) president says there is in an increase in students using the student-run food pantry. "We started the food pantry this summer for this year, and there was an exponential uptick in the number of people who would stop by and take items, compared to last year," Hashem shares. This demand is reflected in the statistics – on average, around 80 people visited the food bank, depleting groceries

By |Wed, Nov 29th, 2023, 9:04AM|News|

EPICentre’s Connect For: Holiday Swap Fosters Sustainability and Community Spirit at the University of Windsor

The University of Windsor Entrepreneurship, Practice, and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) is collaborating with the International Student Centre (ISC) and the University of Windsor Students' Alliance (UWSA) Food Pantry to host an event called Connect For: Holiday Swap.  The event is on Thursday, December 7th, from 4 pm to 6 pm, and they are inviting students, faculty members, and the community to participate.   How does it work?  Between Monday, November 27th and Monday, December 4th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, you can visit the EPICentre office and donate up to five gently used items such as clothing, books, home décor,

By |Fri, Nov 24th, 2023, 3:55PM|News|

Showcasing UWindsor Student Innovators and Startups

Meet Nourin Ahmed and Wilson Ler - two student entrepreneurs from the University of Windsor who show that pursuing a degree and dreams can go hand in hand.  Nourin Ahmed is pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science program in Artificial Intelligence. She founded Rentee, a service designed to offer virtual property tours to international students and newcomers to Canada. Her platform ensures a more transparent leasing process to reduce the risk of rental scams.    "We provide a unique solution by combining real-time video technology with local insights to offer a trustworthy house-hunting experience," said Nourin. "Our goal is

By |Wed, Nov 22nd, 2023, 12:32PM|Feature, News, Opinions|

Traditions Across Borders: Diwali at UWindsor

Diwali, the festival of lights, is around the corner and UWindsor students are finding ways to celebrate in Windsor.    “Being away from home on Diwali brings a bittersweet mixture of nostalgia and gratitude. It was always a great experience to cool off and spend time with your loved ones,” said Farhan Jawed Khan, the President of the Indian Student’s Association at UWindsor.  “Being a part of the ISA has been a great experience. Leading a team committed to celebrating and sharing our rich Indian heritage is a truly fulfilling experience. Our ‘Dezi Diwali’ event this Friday, November 10th, promises

By |Thu, Nov 9th, 2023, 6:58PM|Arts + Culture, News|

Mastering the Art of Multitasking: Insights from Students Who Juggle Multiple Jobs

Whether you are a student focusing on your studies or studying while juggling multiple jobs, you can still experience stress and burnout. Everyone is different and handles their responsibilities in diverse ways. So, as students, we should not invalidate other students' feelings just because we think we have more on our plate than others. Instead, we can learn from each other's journey and learn strategies to overcome hectic times.   Menura De Silva is an undergraduate student in his second year of Communication, Media, and Film (CMF) at the University of Windsor. During his first year, he joined and volunteered for

By |Mon, Oct 30th, 2023, 3:45PM|News, Opinions|

The Lance looks at how students are spending their summers- Part 2

The part-2 of this article will feature more UWindsor students and how they are spending their summer.    Ethan Myers   Ethan Myers is a year-2 undergraduate student pursuing Aeronautics. He is a member of the track team, usually spending his time training. Myers enjoys continuing his track practice during the summer as well.  During the summer, Myers enjoys spending time with friends and family in Toronto. “My cousin-in-law and I went downtown to get food in the middle of the night and basically lost track of time not getting home until 3 am,” said Myers.  Myers suggests visiting “Riverside and

By |Thu, Jul 20th, 2023, 5:58PM|Feature, News|

The Lance looks at how students are spending their summers

Summer break is underway for UWindsor students, and they are heading to their hometowns, attending fairs at the Windsor Waterfront, and taking part in new activities across the region. The Lance explores how students are spending their summers.  Shubham Malhotra  Shubham Malhotra is a 4-year Computer Science student. He is an international student who is currently spending his summer break in his hometown, New Delhi.   “During summer breaks, I find solace in returning to my hometown, Delhi. It is a time for relaxation and recharge that allows me to take a break from my hectic schedule. Spending quality time with

By |Tue, Jul 18th, 2023, 4:14PM|Feature, News|
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