Provocative Politics: Queering the Archive
Manage Your Exam Stress
The year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean that we stop trying to make students lives better. Being a student right now is tough. While we are dealing with the stress of studying for exams and maintaining good grades, often we are juggling multiple low-wage or unpaid jobs, supporting our families and thinking about our futures. That is a lot!
This exam period, we want to make sure students are taking some time to care for their own mental well-being. We created a helpful tool in reaching out to students to help manage their stress. These materials outline some de-stressor techniques and pair well with any exam stress-buster activities your local has prepared for the rest of the semester. They work well as an online tool, too. If you would like campus- or local-specific changes to the materials, please be in touch!
Be sure to encourage your members to Tweet and Instagram @CFSON with their tips to destress before the holidays to win some amazing prizes!
All the best
UWill Discover! Undergraduate Research Conference
The University of Windsor is excited to be hosting its third annual UWill Discover! Undergraduate Research Conference, taking place on March 31, 2017.
Our Submission and Review Team would like to know if you would be interested in participating as an abstract reviewer for abstracts submitted to the conference. Because the conference accepts abstracts from all disciplines, grad students from any academic background may participate. We currently need 30 more volunteers by December 1st.
Here are a few more details:
· What would I be doing? Reading and critiquing approximately three 250-word abstracts according to the provided rubric. Ultimately you decide how many abstracts you would like to critique.
· When would I be needed? The review process will be conducted from December 1st to January 1st.
· Where would I need to be? Wherever you're comfortable! This process is conducted online and via email.
Our abstract reviewers are incredibly valuable to us and they are fundamental to the success of the conference. If this sounds like a cool opportunity, we'd love to have you join the reviewing committee. Just send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're interested. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks for your consideration, and all the best with the rest of your semester!
Submissions & Review Coordinator
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ATTENTION ALL GSS STUDENTS
VOTE LSRC REFERENDUM
WEDNESDAY, NOV 23 AT 9:00 AM
THURSDAY, NOV 24 TO 4:00 PM
YOUR VOTE COUNTS
ATTENTION: All Graduate Students
Check following links for YES and NO campaigning groups
ATTENTION: All Graduate Students
LSRC TOWN HALL
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOV 16, 2016
WHERE: TOLDO – ROOM 100
TIME: 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM
Guest speaker: Richard Peddie
QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM
Questions will be reviewed by a panel before submission to the CRO.
Due to our limited time, please bring your question with you, if possible.
Please print clearly
Ask only 1 question
2 MINUTES ONLY will be given to each side to answer the question
CODE OF CONDUCT
CRO will be asking the questions
No interruptions while others speak
Both sides will have a chance to reply to the question
Questions will not be asked twice
ATTENTION: All Graduate Students - Notice of Referendum
Please check following files:
Ways of Not-Knowing
Incarceration and Exoneration
James Lockyer, a founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (now known as “Innocence Canada”) is a former member of UWindsor’s Faculty of Law and a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from this university in 2015. He is internationally renowned for his advocacy in the ground-breaking cases of Guy-Paul Morin, David Milgaard, and Steven Truscott, among others.
As a Distinguished Speaker in the Humanities Research Group’s “Provocative Bodies” series 2016-7, Dr. Lockyer will be giving a talk on “Innocence and Exoneration” on Thursday, October 27th from 5.00 to 7.00 at the Katzman Lounge, and meeting for an informal Q&A session/workshop for students across campus in the same venue on Friday, October 28th from 10.00 am to noon.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet a person whose sustained efforts have changed lives, influenced our nation’s legal system, and helped to shape the perception of Canada as a force for social justice within the global community. Please join us -- and please share this information with any members of our community (on campus, and beyond) who might be interested.
For more information on Dr. Lockyer’s distinguished career and achievements, please check out the following websites and features (including a TEDtalk on the arc of his career, and the reasons for his passionate opposition to the death penalty):
WinCity's Diwali Club Night
Desi Noize presents,
WinCity's Official Diwali Club Night
# L I T https://www.facebook.com/events/1294108207280649
Prepare to be thrilled by the state of the art lighting and sound, have your soul stirred by live drum beats by DHOLI SAT and shake your body to the latest and greatest BOLLYWOOD & BHANGRA beats of DJ PRODIIGY. Rock out on the dance floor or drink away at the bar at the prestigious Imperial night club.
– Lets illuminate your night for the Festival of Lights!
19+ Event | Govt. ID Required
Dress code in effect | Fashion forward and Club ready
$10 Entry at Club | Ladies in free before 11pm
Doors open at 1030pm | Arrive early
Guaranteed to be SOLD OUT !
For info call/text:
(519) 991-5001 | email@example.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/desinoize/
Educating for Understanding
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Facilitator: Michael K. Potter
How can you help your students understand lives and cultures that are quite unlike their own, concepts and theories that seem utterly alien? This workshop will introduce you to ideas you can use to think through the challenging – and rewarding – task of answering that question, and thus create meaningful learning experiences for students that truly broaden their understanding. Although Educating for Understanding will be most directly relevant to faculty members in the arts, humanities and social sciences, many of the techniques and ideas shared will also be useful to those in other disciplines.
To register for this session, please visit: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/2/#wkshp-1658.
Green Shield Opt-out Information
An email will be send to those students that were eligible to opt-out once your opt-out refund cheques have been printed and arrived and should be before the end of October.
For those students who opted-out for the early opt-out and were not assessed the GSS drug/dental benefits fee and are therefore not eligible for a refund.
Please be advised that the GSS has just received confirmation from Green Shield that ANY graduate student that was assessed the drug/dental fee (and did not opt-out or was not eligible to opt-out), you have now been activated.
Your subscriber number is as follows:
WGS and your student number for the GSS drug/dental benefits plan
There is NO card.
For information about Registration, Key Code, and How to Make Claims Online and How to Register online (on the Green Shield Student Centre website), please click on the link below and then select “Registration and How to Make Online Claims”.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Mixer
Meet new people outside your area of study
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/MvCbW8nKdOjqyv6S2
The Return of the Provost’s Question of the Month!
Now that the rush of September is behind us, Provost Douglas Kneale is re-activating his successful Question of the Month contest, where he asks you to respond to a question about your UWindsor experiences. The author of the winning entry will receive a UWindsor hoodie.
Over the last couple of weeks, the University has been unveiling a new awareness campaign about the University of Windsor, communicating something that a lot of people on campus identify as a core characteristic of our students, staff, and faculty: Promise. So, the Provost is asking you to relate that to your own experiences at the U. This month’s question is: What does “promise” mean to you?
Please send your response, for another chance at that amazing UWindsor hoodie, to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31!
Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Friday October 14, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
GSS Elections 2016
This post is to inform all graduate students that the GSS cannot disclose the results of the department and at large Council positions at this time and are invoking 11.1.8 of the GSS constitution, which states, “The electoral committee shall make, in the event of a strike, circumstance beyond human control, or other event that may delay the electoral procedure, a decision as to how and when the electoral procedure may best be completed.” The GSS is invoking this Bylaw until this matter can be resolved in a timely fashion.
The GSS apologizes but we could not send out a mass email as that process requires 24 hours advance notice and since some of the graduate secretaries may be unavailable to send out a mass email, this is why you are receiving this email. We wish to thank you for your patience in this matter.
4th annual National Student Paper Competition
Please check the link below:
GSS Online voting for Departmental Representatives and At Large Positions has been extended to Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 AM
For Further information please check the following link:
Pizza with the Prez
Please join us for Free Pizza in the Pizza with the Prez on Monday September 26 at 5 pm in Ambassador Auditorium.
Voting Link for GSS Departmental Representatives and At Large Positions
GSS ANNUAL WELCOME BBQ PARTY
GSS needs some volunteer for the BBQ event.
Please find the registration form for the volunteer in the link below:
"Lancer Luau" Football Game
Dear Graduate Stdents,
Please read the following message:
My name is Teal Gove and I am the Marketing and Promotions Assistant for the Department of Athletics. On September 24th, we are hosting a "Lancer Luau" for our home football game. The game will be Hawaiian themed and is in support of the You Can Play Initiative which aims to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, race, religion, or disabilities. For this reason, we are asking all student societies to encourage your members to attend and dress in their Hawaiian best. We will be distributing a free Hawaiian flowered lei to the first 500 students to arrive as well as holding a contest for those dressed up to win a special Hawaiian Basket which includes a one night stay in a Hawaiian themed room at the Holiday Inn plus a basket filled with beach necessities. We will have a food truck selling Hawaiian pizza, pulled pork, plus all the usual food truck favourites. We will also have tropical drinks for sale.
Entertainment will commence at 12:30pm and kick-off is at 1pm.
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Marketing and Promotions Assistant
Cricket Cup 2016 : GSS and Lancers
Humanities Week 2016
Please click here to see the schedules of all the events hosted by the Humanities Research Group (HRG) during Humanities Week (Sept. 12-16) and beyond.
Hello Graduate students, please note that students who are in the CO-OP they can opt-out the U-Pass.
U-Bus Pass Information
Important Information regarding U-bus pass is available in the following link:
GSS Soccer Tournament 2016
To view more pictures, click here
Summer Series on Teaching and Learning
This year, sessions will be facilitated by instructors from nearly every Faculty on campus, on topics ranging from course and assessment design to student engagement. We will also feature a special event, Thursday morning, with roundtables focused on the many ways instructors can support students in the development of core skills including literacy, leadership, and writing.
I welcome you to register for one, a few, or all of the sessions, including our free, celebratory barbecue which will close the event on Thursday, August 18, at noon - workshops details are included below.
Begin at the Beginning: Designing Effective Courses, by Lorna de Witt
This session will include guiding principles to achieve alignment: coordinating assessment, learning outcomes, and teaching methods.
See the Universe Through the Eyes of Another: Culturally Aware Assessment, by Emma Bourassa and Chris Busch
This session will explore what may prevent students from producing high quality assignments – particularly, differences in communication and cultural styles. Participants will also be able to analyze and revise one of their own assignments.
Experiential Learning: Nothing Ever Becomes Real 'til it is Experienced, by Marty Gervais and Roger Bryan
This workshop will explore a partnership between English and Business to offer an experiential learning opportunity to students and the ways others may foster similar initiatives.
Assessing Student Learning: The End Precedes the Beginning, by Erika Kustra and Jeremy Rawson
This workshop will explore effective practices and foundational principles for good assessment: alignment with learning outcomes, considerations for the design, and balancing workload.
Where Angels Fear to Tread: eAssessment, by Erica Stevens Abbitt, Mark Lubrick, Tanya Noel, Lorna Stolarchuk, and Bill Wellington
This workshop will review theory and best practices in eAssessment including experiences and recommendations from faculty members using different tools.
Engaging Students and Learning to Engage, by Veronika Mogyorody
This session will define the concepts and introduce the process for developing a course plan that actively engages students.
Soup to Nuts: Supporting the Development of Student Core Skills, by Tamsin Bolton Bacon, Anne Forest, Dale Jacobs, Francine Schlosser, Jennifer Soutter, and Myra Tawfik
These interactive roundtable discussions will focus on the many ways faculty can support student core skills: critical thinking, information literacy, leadership, numeracy, and writing.
To register for one or many of these sessions, as well as the Barbecue, visit: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/ctl/97/
Hello friends, please participate in the Vital Signs survey conducted by Windsor Essex Community foundation(WECF). This is a national program by Community Foundations Canada. This is to understand what the community(people) feel about their living/standards in their area/community.
Survey link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2777509/VitalWE2016
We need four volunteers for conducting the survey. Interested students please contact with Vignesh Prakasam (email@example.com)
GSS require some volunteers for the upcoming GSS Soccer Tournament 2016. Those who are interested please click on the following link.
U-Bus Pass Opt Out
U-Pass opt-outs for graduate students will only be available to students that live outside the Windsor Transit area and valid proof of residency will be required in September when opt-outs will take place. Further details will be posted on the GSS website at the end of August as the information becomes available.
Hope you might be interested in the following session, focused on student engagement, and hosted by UWindsor’s Visiting Fellow in Educational Development, James Paterson.
James teaches in the School of Business at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga New Zealand. He is a recipient of the New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and acts as a current serving member of Ako Aotearoa’s Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Executive Committee. To read James’ biography, visit: http://www1.uwindsor.ca/ctl/paterson
To register for this session, visit: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/2/#wkshp-1538
Walking in two worlds: A New Zealand approach to student engagement
Schedule: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 1:30pm–3:30pm
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: James Paterson
This teaching workshop provides a snapshot on how a New Zealand teacher has significantly improved student completion and success rates for both Maori and European learners, largely through a thorough understanding of each of his student’s individual journeys. But how is it possible to build robust individual relationships when significant student cultural and social diversity exists and when class sizes continue to expand? This workshop, facilitated by CTL’s current Visiting Fellow James Paterson from Tauranga, New Zealand, examines ways of creating robust relationships by understanding whanuangatanga and “walking in two worlds”, and how these concepts impact on student success. In addition, as a proud Kiwi, husband, dad, teacher and sports fanatic, the facilitator will leave you with a greater understanding of New Zealand, and New Zealand’s contribution to global education.
During this special time of Eid-al-Fitr,
May Allah bless you and your dear ones with a prosperous life on
Eid and always
May this year's Eid offer you all the happiness
and joy of this world
I hope that all the blessings of the Almighty be
with you and your family.
5) GSS will not be providing lunch or food during your say in the beach. Please bring extra cash for any purchases/meals you wish to make.
6) You must sign the waiver form in case of any emergency/ accident/ liability etc as GSS will not be responsible.
7) Busses will leave Windsor promptly at 8 a.m. from the Univeersity of Windsor from Vanier Circle. Please plan on being at the pickup location 15 minutes prior to leaving. If you miss the bus, GSS is not responsible.
8) The buses for the return trip from Grand Bend to Windsor will leave promptlyat 6:30 P.M. Please make sure that you know the pickup location of the bus before leaving on your excursion(s). Plan on being at the pickup location 15 minutes prior to leaving. If you miss the bus, GSS is not responsible.
9) Only 112 seats are available, so tickets will be sold in First Come First Basis.
10) Departure and arrival time of the buses may vary based on the bus service. In that case we would inform the participants (and their guests) accordingly.
The UHC (Unemployment Help Centre) visited our office purposely looking for students to employ with work. She mentioned there are many positions available, they just need to fill them with students still seeking employment.
Now is your time, it's not too late so contact them and they said they will set you up with everything you need from resume, interviews to even a $300 starting 'bonus' to assist you with clothing, etc you will need to start your job. Who knew!?
OPUS is hosting a Spring Open House info fair for any of those interested in attending the University of Windsor on a part-time basis. This info session will have all the departments present that are relative to any questions, bursaries, credits, etc. that could pertain to any individuals current academic status. If you’re looking to study part-time or know someone who wants to attend school part-time, this info session is PERFECT for you!
The Ontario government has just announced that its quotas for accepting most applications under its provincial nominee program (OINP) are full. The following applications will no longer be accepted for at least the next 6 months and will be returned:
Windsor Essex County Health Unit is conducting a community needs assessment to determine the health related needs and concerns of those in the Windsor-Essex County region. The results from this inquiry will be used to inform their programs and strategic initiatives. The survey will close on May 16th, 2016.
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student, currently enrolled in Masters and/or PhD programs at the university of Windsor and also did his/her graduation (Bachelors) from the same university. The winner will be acknowledged in GSS Annual Gala 2016 to be held March 31st, 2016 in Ciociaro Club.