Fans cheering on Lancer footballJoin the fans cheering on Lancer football Sunday at the team’s home opener.

Faculty and staff qualify for family discount for football home opener

The athletics department is offering a special incentive for UWindsor employees to cheer on the Lancer football at its season opener Sunday, Aug. 25, on Alumni Field.

The “Better than BOGO” deal will issue one free adult ticket and two free youth tickets for each entry purchase by faculty or staff.

“It makes a great family outing, at a fantastic discounted rate, to cap the summer,” says marketing co-ordinator Mona Sleiman. “Our student-athletes are motivated by the fans cheering them on — what better group to do so than our own Lancer family?”

Chris Zorbas documents “new blood and new excitement” in an interview with head coach Jean-Paul Circelli at

The Lancers will kick off their 2019 campaign against the York Lions. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Zainab IkpongZainab Ikpong, entering her fourth year studying political science and criminology, received course credit for her participation in the RBC EPIC Founders program.

Partnership to extend learning in entrepreneurship

A new partnership will provide students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences course credit for completing the EPIC Discovery Program of the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre).

Students enrolled in the course Ways of Doing will receive mentorship, workshops, and other resources to help them validate their ideas.

The course, with code GART 3100 or SOSC 3100, connects students with community partners to participate in hands-on learning to explore career interests, navigate human networks, and develop the opportunities that students find valuable to their futures, says instructor Tim Brunet.

“This new partnership allows students to consider their entrepreneurial ideas that may include being a self-employed entrepreneur, creating a social enterprise, and pursuing their dream of owning and operating their own business,” he says.

“While many students aren’t quite ready to open their own business during their university studies, this partnership allows students to conduct market research, network their idea, and learn the process of launching their own business.”

EPICentre director Wen Teoh notes that “the skills gained in the Discovery Program helps students navigate new ideas and innovations within organizations, and that makes students more marketable to future employers.”

The EPIC Discovery Program offers free consultation services to students or recent graduates of any post-secondary institution seeking to found an enterprise in Windsor-Essex.

Students successfully completing the program are eligible to apply for the RBC EPIC Founders Program, a three-month accelerator program which pays participants up to $6,000 to develop ideas into viable ventures.

For more information about course enrolment, contact Brunet at

Platters of deli sandwichesDeli sandwiches, pasta, and pizza highlight the Welcome Week lunch menu from Catering Services.

Catering menu to accommodate orientation week luncheons

Catering Services has created a menu of hot and cold lunches which will provide campus clients with quick, efficient, and satisfying meals to serve groups both large and small during Welcome Week, Sept. 3 to 6, says co-ordinator Rana Chan.

“Our streamlined menu will make ordering easier for our clients at a time when everyone’s schedule is packed,” she says. “The choices will satisfy, including those with gluten-free and other dietary restrictions, and allow us to accommodate all campus groups.”

Breakfast and bakery items are available as usual. The lunch options will be delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with paper plates and napkins:

  • Penne with tomato basil sauce and garlic bread with choice of bottled water or canned pop for $7.50 per person or with garden salad for $9.50 per person.
  • Deli sandwich lunch for $8.95 per person, an assortment of deli baguettes filled with beef, turkey, egg salad, or fresh grilled vegetables, freshly baked cookie, and choice of bottled water or canned pop.
  • Cold trays to serve 15 to 20 persons offer vegetable crudités with dip for $52, hummus with pita chips for $47, or fresh fruit for $68.
  • Barbecue lunch for $8.50 per person, halal beef hotdog or Beyond Meat burger, condiments, a bag of chips, and choice of bottled water or canned pop.
  • Traditional pizzas, each 12 slices, choice of cheese $24, pepperoni $25, or vegetarian $25. Minimum order of 10 pizzas.

All orders submitted after Wednesday, Aug. 28, will incur an additional late fee of 20 per cent.

Check out the menu on the catering website. To place an order contact Chan at 519-253-3000, ext. 3276,, or Abdul Mohammed at ext. 3277,

Summer founders deliver closing pitches

A no-haggle car purchase is a no-hassle car purchase, says Jesse Thompson.

HaggleFree, his idea for a web application to connect auto resellers with buyers looking to avoid negotiating price, took top honours in the pitch competition wrapping up the 2019 RBC EPIC Founders Program, Aug. 1 in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre.

Thompson claimed $3,500 in prize money after demonstrating his product to a judging panel of three business professionals: Sandra Vasquez, Royal Bank of Canada; Frank Abbruzzese, Alphakor; and Andreas Waller, St. Clair College.

Find a full account of the program wrap-up on the website of the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre).