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From The Lance to Windsor City Council: a Conversation with Kieran McKenzie

I spoke with Kieran McKenzie, a graduate of the University of Windsor, a former journalist for The Lance, and a city councillor representing Ward 9 in Windsor, Ontario. We discussed how he began his career in politics, how you can do the same, and why it is important for young people to get involved in the community. Sophia Plese: What is your educational experience, and how did you get started in politics? Kieran McKenzie: I attended the University of Windsor, I am a Lancer through and through! I graduated with an honours in political science with a minor in history.

By |Wed, Jun 22nd, 2022, 11:22AM|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|

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|

How student voters are impacting Federal elections

It was an ordinary day for Grant Connolly, 23, a University of Windsor student on his way to cast an advanced ballot in the 2021 federal election. Accompanied by his family, Connolly said he was excited to cast his vote in Belle River, Ont. knowing he was completing his civic duty as a Canadian citizen. “I felt like I am exercising my right as a Canadian citizen,” said Connolly. “The fact that we live in a country that my vote can be heard ... every vote matters and every vote counts.” An issue which really pushed Connolly to the polls

By |Mon, Sep 27th, 2021, 8:40AM|News, Politics|
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