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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|

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|

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|

UWindsor Editing & Publishing Practicum Gears Up for Poetry Book Launch on April 6

As part of UWindsor’s Editing & Publishing Practicum, a team of 22 students has been hard at work since September editing and marketing two poetry books: Terry Ann Carter’s First I Fold the Mountain: A Love Letter to Books and Christopher Lawrence Menard’s at the end, beginnings. A Memoir in Poems. Both books will be officially launched on April 6 during a poetry event at the KordaZone theater aptly entitled Beginnings: A Night of Poetry.  A Rundown of the Editing & Publishing Practicum In the Editing Practicum (ENGL-4003) and Publishing Practicum (ENGL-4004) at UWindsor, students have a rare opportunity to

By |Tue, Mar 29th, 2022, 1:30PM|Arts + Culture, News|

Pants-less Zoom Presentations and Full-Glam ’Fits: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Fashion

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything about our lives has changed, from the ways we eat to the ways we get around. The way we dress has changed as well. With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have adopted a much more casual look—perhaps a little too casual, as attested by the many headlines of public figures accidentally revealing that they were not wearing pants during a Zoom session. But has everyone adopted a more lax sense of style during these unprecedented times? We reached out to UWindsor students

By |Fri, Mar 18th, 2022, 9:16AM|Arts + Culture, News|

Are You a STEM Student at UWindsor? You Need to Take These Arts Electives

As part of their degree requirements, most STEM students at UWindsor need to take at least two arts electives. Most of them tend to opt for an introductory philosophy or psychology course, overlooking equally interesting courses in other arts fields. To help rectify this situation, we’ve compiled a short, non-comprehensive list of underrated arts electives we would recommend to science students at UWindsor. On the flipside, if you’d like to hear about underrated science electives for arts students, click here.  ENGL-2520: Frankenstein and its Afterlife You’ve surely encountered Frankenstein in TV or film—that green, hulking creature with bolts in his

By |Tue, Mar 1st, 2022, 9:24AM|Arts + Culture, News|
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