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UWindsor open, classes continue during labour disruption



Sunday, September 8, 2013

The University of Windsor will remain open and classes will continue during a CUPE  1393 work stoppage that began at 12:45 am on Sunday, September 8. The University and CUPE 1393 were unable to come to an agreement before the strike deadline. CUPE 1393 represents 281 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor

Any disruption to the campus immediately impacts students, as well as faculty, staff, and the community so the University will do everything it can to minimize the disruption.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions located on the Bargaining Units Website to find out what services may be limited or discontinued during the work stoppage - click here for Bargaining Units Website.

The Bargaining Units Website will be continually updated as more information becomes available.

As a result of the labour disruption, plans for the University of Windsor’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend on campus have significantly changed.  The following is a summary of the events that will continue and their location, and a list of events that the University of Windsor has regretfully had to cancel. We will look to reschedule these events at a later time in the anniversary year.

 Revised Schedule: UWindsor’s 50th Anniversary Weekend

Thursday, September 19:

Student Birthday Party: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, CAW Student Centree
Daryl Hall and John Oates in concert at Caesars Windsor: 8 pm


Friday, September 20:

Art Display of Assumption University Presidents 11 am – 5 pm, Art Gallery of Windsor
The luncheon kick-off event scheduled from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm will now be held at Caesars Windsor in the Augustus Ballroom. All tickets that were purchased for this event previously scheduled in the Ambassador Auditorium will be honoured at Caesars.
Assumption University Archival Display, 3 pm – 5 pm, Assumption University Building
Human Kinetics Class of ’88 Reunion, Dominion House, 5:30 pm
The 2013 Clark Awards Dinner scheduled for 6:30 pm will now be held at Caesars Windsor in the Augustus Ballroom. All tickets that were purchased for this event previously scheduled in the Ambassador Auditorium will be honoured at Caesars.
University Players: “Suite Surrender” Essex Hall Theatre 8 pm – 10 pm and post-show alumni reception
The “Rock of All Ages” alumni reception scheduled for 8 pm on the Vanier Patio, will now be held at Caesars Windsor in the Augustus Ballroom.


Saturday, September 21:

Celebrate! Our Past, Our present, Our Future. 11:45 am – 4 pm Odette School of Business . Grand opening of the south wing, awards of excellence and luncheon events     

Lancer Soccer double-header, Noon, Alumni Field
Faculty of Nursing Open House. 1:30 pm – 4 pm, Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Baseball Fun Day 1 pm – 5 pm, Assumption High School
“University at Sunset Party”, Faculty of Law, 2 pm – 10 pm. New Location TDB
A conversation with Antoni Cimolino “My life at the Stratford Festival” 2 pm, Essex Hall Theatre
Human Kinetics Alumni Open House 2 pm – 4 pm, HK Building
Human Kinetics Recognition Event for past HK Faculty, 4 pm – 5 pm HK Building foyer
Faculty of Engineering Alumni Reception, 3 pm – 5 pm, New Location TDB  
Lancer Football Game 7 pm  (No tailgating party, Jody Rafoul concert or half-time show.)
An Anniversary Party for students, alumni and the community will be held from 7 pm until 11 pm, in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Windsor. Featuring live music, dancing and a cash bar.


Events that are cancelled until further notice:


CANCELLED: Thursday, September 19:

Alumni Art Exhibition, 10 am Mackenzie Hall
Campus Community BBQ, noon to 1:30 pm
50th Anniversary Administration Reunion, noon to 1:30 pm


CANCELLED: Friday, September 20:

Welcome Tent with campus tours 11 am – 4 pm
“007 Under the Stars” 8 pm – 10:45 pm Film Festival, Dillon Quad


CANCELLED: Saturday, September 21:

Alumni Art Exhibition, 10 am Mackenzie Hall

Welcome Tent with campus tours 10 am – 7 pm
Milestone Reunion Breakfast (8:30 am – 10 am) and Lunch (noon to 2 pm) for classes of 1963 and 1964, 1988 and 1989, 2003 and 2004
Future Lancers Activity Zone at the St. Denis Centre and on Main Campus from 10 am – 4 pm
Classic Car Show on Sunset Ave 10 am – 4 pm
Tours of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, noon – 3 pm
“Choose Your Own Adventure” Film Festival 1 pm – 10 pm Education Gym
SAC/UWSA and University Ambassador Reunion, 3 pm, CAW Student Centre
Department of History Reunion: 1 pm – 3:30 pm, McPherson Alumni Reception Centre, Alumni Hall Residence
School for Arts and Creative Innovation, Alumni and Friends Reception, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, Mackenzie Hall
Music Alumni Showcase Concert, 7:30 pm – 10 pm, Mackenzie Hall
Tailgating Party with live entertainment by Jody Rafoul. 5 pm – 7 pm
“Never-ending White Lights” Concert for students at the St. Denis Centre, 10 pm


CANCELLED: Sunday, September 22:

Windsor Lancer Fun Run, 8 am to 10 am, St. Denis Centre
Breakfast Wrap-up Event, 10 am – noon, Ambassador Auditorium. Ticket holders will be contacted.

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