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The writing is on the wall Multi-Faith Space draws unwanted attention with racially-charged graffiti


This is blatant racism

and it does not reflect the atmosphere of respect we encourage here at the university.

- André Capaldi, UWSA president

Recently converted to include a foot washing station for prayer preparation, the Multi-Faith Space bathroom has become a soapbox for racist graffiti • photo m.n. malik

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he CAW Student Centre’s new Multi-Faith Space has drawn more than campus religious groups, as racially- and religiously-charged graffiti was found in the neighbouring men’s washroom last week. The graffiti, which attacked those of Middle-Eastern, Jewish and Pakistani descent, was brought to the attention of the Lance Tuesday morning. The washroom is located directly across the hall from the Multi-Faith Space in the basement of the CAW Student Centre. The washroom in question was recently remodelled to include taps and seating for visitors to cleans themselves before prayer. Though predominantly associated with Islam, cleaning ones hands and feet before stepping into prayer or handling religious items has roots in many religions, including forms of Christianity and Judaism.


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UWSA president André Capaldi, who was aware of the connection between the newly renovated men’s room and the Multi-Faith Space, was visibly angry when shown the recently remodelled space had been the target of hateful graffiti. “This building is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it’s difficult to conclude that a student was responsible,” Capaldi said. “That being said, I would just like to say to whoever is responsible … that this is blatant racism and it does not reflect the atmosphere of respect we encourage here at the university.” Sanaz Behmaram, a second-year communications, media and film student, immigrated from Iran as a child and grew up in Canada. Though Behmaram is not religious in nature, many of her friends and family are. She says hate language of any type is unacceptable, but items pointed towards her region can be extremely hurtful on a personal level.


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“Beyond the offensive writing that was said, I’m very disappointed that at the university level, that such as disgusting brand of ignorant material has been placed on the walls anywhere on campus, pointing out people of Middle Eastern and West-Asian descent just shows how narrow minded these people really are” she said. Custodial services and grounds manager John Regier said bathroom stall vulgarities aren’t regulated to the CAW Student Centre. “It seems to come in waves. Last year the Leddy [Library] and the computer labs had a run, where we had issues almost every week,” he said. “Our people look for graffiti when they do their rounds and try and clean it off themselves if possible. The stuff they can’t get off gets referred to maintenance.” Though his staff sometimes reports hateful or exceptionally vulgar graffiti to campus police, in most cases they simply remove it, Regier said. “It’s just too difficult to catch people in


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the act,” said Regier. “We try our best to recognize it and get it off the walls as soon as we can.” As of Friday morning both defamatory statements had been sanded in preparation for painting. Having been found on Monday, it would appear Regier’s crew had noticed the hateful messages well before being notified by Lance editorial staff. Bathroom graffiti is just the tip of the iceberg, according to maintenance manager Rajeev Chawla. “It’s a big headache. It’s all over the place, walls, benches, even the big metal power transformers you see all over campus,” he said. “We try to get to everything as quickly as possible. It can depend on what it is, but things of that nature (hateful language) do get priority.” With over 100 cases of vandalism and graffiti needing to be addressed each year, he said the process can get pricey. Continued with photos of the racially charged graffiti, see pg. 03.


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Bathroom Logic

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In my brief time at the University of Windsor, I have become accustomed to many changes. I have become accustomed to crowds of students, different rules and a wholly new environment. In short, I have become well adjusted to a new way of life. All of this is fine by me; in fact, it is a set of welcome changes. However, there is one thing that I will never become accustomed to and that is the state of the university bathrooms. It’s about time that someone voiced their concern on the subject and it may as well be me.

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I cannot speak for the female students because I do not know if their bathrooms are in a similar state or not. However, no one should be resigned to grumble about it each time they visit the facilities, the correct action is to be vocal about it. The fundamental origins of the bathroom problem are twofold, in that students and custodial staff are both at fault.

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The bathrooms are not treated with common courtesy by the general male student body. I need not describe the worst of the conditions that I have experienced. They are both unsanitary and an insult to those courteous people who use the facilities. Toilet paper on the floors is the least of one’s concerns and I’ll leave it at that. The custodial staff is not able to fulfill their duties as effectively. There are far fewer staff meaning that less gets done. Perhaps it means that they cannot keep up with the horrendous mess left by the students. I notice in some bathrooms that the paper on the floors or filth on the mirrors is often the same day after day− it does not move, it simply sits there in the same identical spot. I cannot explain that, unless the staff are skipping bathrooms, but that is purely speculative.

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I have been treated to some creative graffiti on many of the bathroom stalls and walls. I have read everything from childish scrawl and pathetic jokes, to puns and conspiracy theories. Nothing provoked or shocked me until I walked into the men’s bathroom near the new multi-faith prayer space in the basement of the CAW Student Centre last week. On the inside of the last stall door was a thinly scrawled message: “F—k all Pakis.” Further down the door was a crudely etched crescent moon with a five pointed star on its right side; a symbol associated with the Islamic faith. It was encircled with a bar across it, like a “no smoking” sign, but less coherent.

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As I said before, I have seen many things and been unmoved by them, but to insult anyone’s religion and ethnicity in such a cowardly manner is absolutely inexcusable. Until now, it had not been sanded or painted over, like the rest of the graffiti in the bathrooms in the rest of the buildings, it remained there. It remained there like the toilet paper on the floors, just like the filth on the mirrors and just like the grime on the tiles.

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Those offensive and unsanitary conditions will fester and remain there until more voices call for a change. But why call for change, what does it matter? It’s not solely a matter of aesthetics, but also one of basic hygiene. Why wait for a sickness to spread when its breeding grounds can be dealt with now? After all, that season of contagious sickness will soon be upon us.

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Stuck in the middle with UWindsor Maclean’s places the University of Windsor in the middle of 2011 rankings Wilderman hopes the 2012 opening of the Centre for Engineering Innovation will give the university a leg up on its closest competitors and bring the school’s ranking into the top half of the list. “I do see one of the differences between us and schools like Simon Frasier is that we need to build a campus that has the kind of spaces that are inspirational to people,” said Wilderman. “There’s things we’re doing really well, but there are things we can improve upon.”


“The rankings don’t bother me,” said first-year international student Kim Yi, who reviewed the 2010 rankings before deciding to attend the University of


he University of Windsor placed in the middle of the 2011 Maclean’s University Rankings, and that’s a good thing, according to president Alan Wildeman. The 21st annual Maclean’s University Rankings were released last week, placing the University of Windsor eighth in the comprehensive category, a slip of one place from 2010 when Windsor tied with Carleton at seventh. Despite the drop in position, three new schools entered this category (Brock Unviersity, Wilfrid Laurier University and Ryerson University), debuting below Windsor. “I saw it in a very positive light,” said Wilderman. “I think to be seen in the middle of the pack is very good.” Maclean’s considers 14 numerical indi-

Racist graffiti Continued from cover.

It costs over $50 for each instance after figuring in wages and supplies, sometimes much more, according to Chawla.

The comprehensive category, where Windsor is ranked, focuses on universities that have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees. Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Waterloo took the top three spots, respectively, in the comprehensive list.

“We are seen to be a very attractive and competitive university amongst the comprehensive category in Canada,” said Wilderman. “I think what is important is that we are not seen to be conically at the bottom, but I don’t want to say that I wish we were constantly at the top either because there some things around our campus, like new buildings, that will help in that regard.” “It costs a minimum of $5,000 (estimated) a year,” he said. While she aknowleges it’s presence, The University of Windsor’s Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility director Kaye Johnson is adamant that hate graffiti is not the norm on campus. “University is where people engage in discourse. The exchange of ideas and respect for differences is what cultivates creativity and generates innovation,” she said. “Some people bully by hiding behind numbers, some through abuse

Additional positive showings for the school included the number of library holdings per student and library acquisitions, and ranking fourth among its division for student services. Nationally, Windsor’s reputation is still not glowing. Ratings based on surveys of high school principals and guidance councillors, university officials, heads of organizations, CEOs and recruiters at corporations across the country placed the university 44th of 49 in quality and 42nd in overall reputation. “We’ve put a lot more effort in trying

If I feel that every student can achieve to the best of their ability and the faculty and staff can work and archive to the best of their ability, then we are number one regardless of the rankings. - Alan Wildeman, University of Windsor president

Windsor. “I know that employers are aware of how the university does on these lists, so I hope that we are doing better by the time I graduate.”

to create a sense of pride in the university,” said Wilderman, who is reaching out to alumni around the world to bolster the reputation of the school.

One area where Windsor placed well was expenditures in the operating budget, spending an average of $12,809 per full-time student and ranking third behind Newfoundland’s Memorial University and top-rated Simon Frasier, respectively.

“If I feel that every student can achieve to the best of their ability and the faculty and staff can work and archive to the best of their ability, then we are number one regardless of the rankings,” said Wilderman. “And I have tremendous confidence in all the people who study and work here.”

“One of the things that we have done despite the financial difficulties of the past few years, is made a commitment not to cut our scholarships and bursaries,” said Wildeman. The university spends roughly 6.9 per cent of its total of power. Graffiti is a form of bullying, where someone hides behind anonymity without taking responsibility.” Johnson said the onus falls on students, faculty and staff at the university. “This incident serves as a reminder that we cannot become complacent. It is important for people to continue to come together for proactive initiatives that elevate humanity and counter acts that aim to diminish,” Johnson said. “If such graffiti is found, it is to be documented, photographed, reported to OHREA

The full Maclean’s 2011 University Rankings can be found in the Nov. 7 issue of Maclean’s Magazine, which is on newsstands now. (Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility) along with the supporting documentation, and promptly removed via Facility Services.” Students are encouraged to notify Facilities Services at 519-253-3000 ext. 2850 to report graffiti they deem to be offensive at any time. Regier also suggests contacting the Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility Office at ext. 3400 to record the incident, and report anyone witnessed defacing school property to Campus Community Police at ext. 1234.

1 & 2: Graffiti found in the men’s room adjacent to the Multi-Faith Space.




3: Graffiti found in the CAW Student Centre cafeteria men’s room. • photos m.n. malik

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cators of the quality of students, faculty, libraries and finances to rank 49 universities. Each is placed in one of three categories to recognize differences in levels of research funding, offerings and range of graduate programs.

operating budget on scholarships and bursaries.

CJAM’s puts pledge drive in gear

UWindsor’s radio station calls on listeners for support with their annual pledge drive stephen hargreaves NEWS editor ______________________________

American Apparel t-shirts, the classic tote bag, stickers, magnets and for the first time, a CJAM beer stein.

he University of Windsor’s radio Station, CJAM 99.1 FM, is turning to their listeners to support its annual pledge drive and plans for a signal power increase.

“Based on some studies that we have tried to glean some information from,” explained Fox. “Not-for-profits that have had success (with pledge drives) have demonstrated simplicity in the way that they raise money, so we wanted to keep it simple this year.”


“Pledge drive is our big annual fundraising campaign,” said station manager Adam Fox. “We rely on listeners to assist us in supplementing our revenues with donations of support.”

Last year CJAM’s pledge drive, ‘The Rally for Reach: Watts Up,’ called on donors to help CJAM pay for a power increase to help extend the reach of the stations broadcast signal, and despite exceeding their $25,000 goal by over $3,000, no power increase has happened.

As a not-for-profit community radio station, CJAM relies on listener donations to sustain operations. CJAM has called to the community with pledge drives since the mid-80s, the funding of which supplements 18 per cent of CJAM’s annual operating revenue. The remainder comes from student fees, grants and advertising revenue. CJAM Station Manager Adam Fox with some of this year’s pledge drive

The station receives about 700 to 800 incentives • photo stephen hargreaves pledges a year from both students and community members. Last year, they set Besides the obvious benefit for fans of a record with over $28,000 in collected CJAM’s diverse music and spoken word pledges. programming to support their favourite frequency, CJAM is offering up a “We’ve set our sights a bit higher this number of incentives to grease supportyear,” said Fox, who hopes the station will walk away with at least $30,000 by ers’ palms. This year’s swag features new retro-styled branding in the form of Nov.11, the final day of the program.


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“I wasn’t here during the pledge drive last year, but I was part of the pre-planning,” said Fox. “The power increase process is not something that is done overnight. It requires a tremendous about of logistical, bureaucratic and expensive consulting work.” Though the station has yet to hire a company to pump up the signal volume, progress has been made with the gains of the 2010 pledge drive. CJAM has hired a consultant to draft up a number of options for the organization and they are working with CKXS in Wallaceburg who CJAM shares their 99.1FM fre-

quency, as any power increase to either station requires consultation. “I know that folks may be frustrated, especially those who received a stronger signal at our previous frequency,” said Fox. CJAM lost some geographic coverage when they were forced out of their 91.5 spot on the FM dial in 2009. Fox assured, “We are certainly working to get those listeners back and further expand our listenership.” The surplus raised with last year’s pledge drive has been earmarked to help with the expenses of the power increase that will likely come with a $30,000 plus price tag. Sure not to set anything in stone, Fox believes the proposed power increase will happen the near future. “In an ideal situation,” explained Fox. “With the right funding, if the technical and logistical aspects, including applications to Industry Canada and the CRTC, go smoothly, we defiantly could see a power increase in the next calendar year.” CJAM’s on-air pledge runs from Nov. 4 to 11. For more details, dial in cjam. ca or read the arts calendar for a list of pledge drive events on page 8.


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Slut Walk marches into Windsor Slut Walk aims to educate and inform about sexual assault and slut-shaming

Wildwood. “I hope people will realize ‘that’s what happened to me and it’s not ok, and it’s not my fault.’ That’s the main reason I wanted to do this, to help people who have been raped and stop perpetuating these myths that are all over the place.”

Slut Walk Toronto co-founder Heather Jarvis addresses the over 3,000 in attendance this April • courtesy Slut Walk Toronto


omen and allies of women’s rights are preparing to take to the street in Windsor’s first ever Slut Walk this Saturday.

ing, and perpetuating rape culture.” “Sexual assault is one of those situations where people love to blame the victim,” explained Wildwood. “They ask ‘what was she wearing?’ and ‘what was she doing in that part of town at night?’ Often when it goes to court, the victim seems to be drilled way more than the assaulter.”

educate and inform about sexual assault, rape and slut-shaming, and promote ideas of body-positivity, bodily-autonomy, freedom of sexuality and sexual expression. In January 2011, Toronto Police Const. Michael Sanguinetti told a personal security class at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”

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Following in the footsteps of Toronto’s Slut Walk, local organizer Mag Wildwood hopes to “make people think twice about the things that they are say-

The Facebook event page for Slut Walk Windsor already has over 200 attendees, and Wildwood hopes the march will

ways to

The outrage that followed Sanguinetti

If you want to wear a tube-top and a mini-skirt you shouldn’t have to listen to people call you a slut and a whore. It’s all a part of the culture of slut-shaming and we hope to challenge some of that thinking. - Mag Wildwood, Slut Walk Windsor organizer

comments inspired Sonya Barnett to organize a march in Toronto’s city centre.

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“If you’re going to have a representative of the police force come out and say that, that kind of idea must be still running rampant within the force itself and re-training really needs to happen to change that mentality,” said Barnett. “Toronto Police have perpetuated the myth and stereotype of the slut, and in doing so have failed us.” Barnett called the march Slut Walk in reclamation of the term used by Const. Sanguinetti, and on April 3, over 3,000 women and men marched through Toronto’s streets. Wildwood cited another case in Toronto last month, where a high school principal, Allan Hardy, warned of a sexual predator on public transit. “Students, especially females, should consider not wearing their school uniform when riding the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission),” said Hardy in an e-mail to teachers and parents. “This person was looking up the girls’ skirts … if they had, for example, jeans or sweatpants on, it wouldn’t be an issue.” Wildwood questioned, “So it wasn’t the perverts fault? It was the girls fault for wearing skirts?”

Black Women’s Blueprint, a Brooklynbased not-for-profit advocacy group for African-American women and girls, issued a statement urging organizers of slut walks across the globe to consider a name change. “We are perplexed by the use of the term ‘slut’ and by any implication that this word, much like the word ‘Ho’ or the ‘N’ word, should be re-appropriated.”

“Often things like date rape are not portrayed as rape, when it is,” said

“A lot of people have a really knee-jerk reaction to the word slut,” said Wildwood. “I’m planning on changing the name next year, a lot of people have done so in other cities and I think that may encourage other people to come out.” Despite– and partially due to— the controversy, the word is spreading. “Obviously, it’s going to attract people who have heard of [Slut Walk] first and the majority are feminist and antirape culture,” said Wildwood. “I think that there is a pretty good variation of people that are coming; it’s attracting people from all walks of life.” “I’m never against people dressing how they want,” added Wildwood. “If you want to wear a tube-top and a miniskirt you shouldn’t have to listen to people call you a slut and a whore. It’s all a part of the culture of slut-shaming and we hope to challenge some of that thinking.” _____________________ Slut Walk Windsor takes place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., departing from the parking lot at the Art Gallery of Windsor. All ages, genders and orientations are welcome to walk. More information is available on the Facebook event titled ‘SlutWalk Windsor 2011’ and via

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Not surprisingly the name has created controversy. The University of Windsor’s Women’s Studies Student Association has decided to not align itself with the walk, permitting its members to personally attend or abstain. The university’s Womyn’s Centre, which organizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, has permitted postering for the event at their offices, but co-ordinator Candy Spencer said, “there is concern with some people at the Womyn’s Centre about the name being a reclamation of the word [slut], and not everyone is for that.”

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Ford City a model T(own) Groups bring change to historic neighbourhood

UWindsor action in Ford City • Residents in ward five, which includes Ford City, have an annual household income that is about 14 per cent less than the rest of the city, according to the 2006 Census. The area also suffers from aging properties, lack of commerce and a reputation for crime. • UWindsor plays an important role within the FCNR. Mary Medcalf, co-ordinator of field education programs in the School of Social Work, has been partnering students in areas of Windsor and Essex County that are in need of revitalization since 2005. • There are 40 students currently receiving hands-on work experience in six neighbourhoods throughout the city.

After Ford Motor Company pulled out of the area in the mid-1950s, the city was left with a largely unemployed and somewhat secluded population. Since then, the neighbourhood has garnered a reputation that doesn’t actually reflect the people that live there.

Generations, a sculpture by Mark Williams in Drouillard Park in Ford City • photo m.n. malik

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indsor’s Ford City neighbourhood may bring to mind a number of negative perceptions about its residents and community, but local groups and the University of Windsor are attempting to revitalize this once thriving area. Through the Community-University Partnership at the university, social work students are working with the Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal.

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FCNR is focused on neighbourhood revitalization through four pillars: community image renewal, economic revitalization, commercial revitalization and neighbourhood engagement. “We are currently looking to expand our partnership with different faculties from the University, [such as] environmental science, political science, engineering, arts [and] business,” said Stephen Lynn, community development co-ordinator for FCNR. There are a number of events and ongoing projects taking place within the community by FCNR and other concerned organizations, and this week proves to be a jam-packed one for Ford City. On Nov. 3, Ford City – Sharing Our Vision forum will showcase recommendations from residents and business owners that were collected over a threemonth process. Local artist Virginianne opens her gallery Atelier Virginianne on Nov. 4 with help from other local artists, including Rosina Riccardo, Teresea Carlesimo

and Broken City Lab in an event called Listening + Learning: Visions of Ford City. The event will also feature a silent auction of photographs of Ford City taken by its residents. “A future project we will be exploring is the feasibility of creating a vibrant artist hub in Ford City. We have many beautiful historic buildings that would make amazing live work spaces. With the opening of Atelier Virginianne, we hope more artists will come experience our neighbourhood and see how much we have to offer,” says Lynn. Two recent projects in the neighbourhood include Ford City Community Garden, started by Windsor Essex Community Supported Agriculture in 2010. The garden, located at 984 Drouillard Rd., consists of three vacant lots transformed for vegetable planting. In June, BMR Windsor Building Centre and Windsor Police Service sponsored a program that offered discounts on security upgrades for homes and businesses in the area. “We are currently in the last stretch of our Paint the Towne project, which saw the facades of a couple vacant buildings on Drouillard Road primed by local children and then painted as a faux storefront by a local artist,” said Lynn. These recent improvements in Ford City are breathing life back into a once vibrant neighbourhood. The area has a long and rich history dating back to 1884. When the Ford Motor Company moved into the neighbourhood at the turn of the 20th century, the area boomed. Ford City expanded without much concern over city planning, and was geographically closed off from the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The Ford City Redevelopment Committee, formed in 1997 and consisting of various neighourhood stakeholders, applied to the United Way for a grant to develop an initiative that challenges the negative perceptions about Ford City. The result was the formation of Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal in July 2010. FCNR is receiving $35,000 annually over the next three years from United Way, according to Lorraine Goddard, senior director, community impact for the United Way. FCNR is also receiving $300,000 from the East Windsor Cogeneration Centre Sustainability Fund. Lynn and and fellow community development co-ordinator Karlene Nielsen, lead the FCNR initiative. Lynn’s background is in urban planning while Nielsen graduated from University of Windsor in 2010 with a master’s degree in social work. The combination of these two individuals with different backgrounds has brought two perspectives to the project that is essential to its success.

When the initiative was first put in place, Nielsen and Lynn went door to door in the neighbourhood to meet the residents. Learning that residents wanted to be able to connect with others in their community, the FCNR set up Residents in Action neighbourhood meetings. “We held the first meeting and nobody came. We had the second meeting, three people came, and then it just started to snowball. They’ve got 12 members to date that are representing all the areas of Ford City,” said Nielsen. One of the goals of the RIA was to bring neighbourhood traditions back. Kerry Ippolito, a 37-year-old resident of Ford City, has lived in the area for most of her life. “I moved out for a short while when I got married, but I bought my mom and dad’s house and moved back into the neighbourhood when they couldn’t take care of the home anymore. I love this neighbourhood.” Ippolito explains how the community traditions were an important part of her childhood. “It’s a great place to be. I have fond memories growing up here. All the kids’ days, Fun Days in the park, and fireworks nights. It’s a very tightknit community.” Those Fun Days that Ippolito recalls are now back in place thanks to the RIA. Nielsen explains that the Fun Days for kids took place before school started again and included activities like a Jello eating contest. “It’s about building the leadership capacity within the residents of the neighbourhood so that they’re then able to engage with their municipal, provincial, and federal government to get things done without us. It’s all about sustainability,” explained Nielsen. Speaking about her her greatest hope for the neighbourhood, Nielsen said, “[I hope] that it becomes the place to live, work, worship, play and create.” ________________ Want to get involved with Ford City or another Windsor community through the university? Contact Mary Medcalf at or 519-2533000 ext. 3065.

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Cream of the crop

Since arriving in Windsor, Eric Welton has been in the centre of the city’s best musicians Eric Welton performs at Phog Lounge in Windsor • photo

josh kolm ARTS EDITOR ______________________________


espite having little connection to the city before coming here, Eric Welton is one of the most well-liked and hardest working musicians in Windsor’s music community. Between playing opener to touring bands and hosting weekly open mics, Welton has found time to write and record his fourth album, Kill Them with Kindness. Considering his inconspicuous arrival in the city and friendly, good-natured demeanor, his musical beginnings are suitably common. “As a kid, Dad bought me a guitar for Christmas. He drove me from Port Stanley into St. Thomas for lessons. But then, that was when I was a really young child. When I moved to Chatham, I really lost touch with music and playing for a number of years.” High-school bands and local open-mic nights eventually broke Welton’s time off, but gaining the ability to record full tracks on his own was the catalyst for what he does today. “When I got my first computer, one of the first things I did was get a recording program from Staples. That’s when things took off on the path they’re on now. I’ve basically been doing that since 2004. Then I moved to Windsor.”

Welton began showing his recordings to organizers around Windsor and he immediately began playing opening spots on shows. While he became very popular among other musicians and was eventually recruited into prolific Chatham rockers Square Root of Margaret, the prospect of continuing to play solo became less and less appealing to Welton. “I didn’t know if I wanted to do this anymore. It was acoustic and I was playing alone. It was lonely,” Welton said. Welton’s friendship with Windsor success-magnets Michou greased the wheels for what would be a band of his own. “Mike [Hargreaves] said, ‘I’ll play bass for you, and Stefan [Cvetkovic] will totally play drums.’ That was the first conception of the EW (Eric Welton) Band– Sasha Appler on keys, Travis Reitsma on guitar and Derek Harrison on mandolin. It was this huge, awesome band.” Since “Michou got their shit together and took off,” as Welton put it, his band has featured a series of the best artists to ever take the stage in town. “I’m talking cream of the crop Windsor musicians,” Welton said of the ever shifting lineup of his band, which has at one point or another also included Sally Zori, Jamie Greer, Tara Watts, Andrew MacLeod and Jackie Robitaille, to name a few. One of the longest tenures on drums was Bradford Helner, who

passed away in August. “Of course Bradford was a huge influence for us, just a great force. Huge loss in this town.” Another aspect of Welton’s work is the open-mic he hosts at Villain’s Beastro on Tuesdays. The thing that separates it from the dozens of others in the city is that Welton brings his band along with him to accompany anyone who wants them. “If everybody knows that Hendrix song, chances are these guys did too. If someone comes in and says, ‘Hey, I want to play these songs with you,’ then the plan is to say ‘Sure, bring it on. We’ll be your band,’” Welton said. One of the only constants in the band has been Erik Myskow, who has held his spot since a former band mate in the Hung Jury give him the suggestion. “Jamie Greer recommended me to play,” Myskow said. “I had nothing else going on at the time. One band had just broken up, and it seemed like fun. I joined to go on tour, up through London and Toronto.” Welton remembered it differently. “You think Jamie Greer recommended you to me? I saw you play with the Hung Jury and I would have done anything to steal you from Jamie, abso-fuckin-lutley. Then you guys just naturally broke up, so I was like, ‘Oh my God! That kid! The bass player! He can be mine!’”

“We’ve probably had at least 20 different members, but Eric has always been constant,” Welton said of Myskow’s contribution to the band. “He is our secret creative ingredient in some otherwise straightforward songs. My songs are kids songs. You throw some of Eric’s magic into the mix, and it becomes something else.” Despite not having his name on the posters, playing with Welton still has its rewards. “It’s nice because it’s not my name on anything. I just do what I want and no one gives me any flack,” Myskow said of his role, noting how the new album allows a lot more room for that. “I like the direction change, it’s a lot different. There are a lot more soloing and more different directions I can go in.” Kill Them With Kindness once again sees Welton writing and playing the entirety of the compositions, although he has started to drift from the sounds people might be used to. “I play a lot of electric guitar,” Welton said. “It’s been mostly acoustic right up to this point, I guess. To somebody’s ears, that makes them immediately think its country or alt-country or whatever. Which was fine, but now these tunes are a little more rock and pop.” Eric Welton’s fourth album, Kill Them With Kindness, was released on Oct. 28 and is available now.

The unbelievable truth

Catfish raises questions about what to believe, on screen and behind the scenes

Nev Shulman goes on a search for the “truth” about a new friend in Catfish • photo courtesy Alliance Films

h.g. watson LANCE REPORTER ______________________________


good documentary takes a viewer to a place that’s outside their comfort zone, but how far is too far? Where does the line between documentary and fiction lie? Watching Catfish, a 2010 documentary by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, it’s impossible not to grapple with these questions. The story begins as two filmmakers document the burgeoning online relationship between their friend Nev and a girl named Megan. Nev is a photographer and videographer, who occasionally works for the New York Times.

He receives a painting in the mail, of a photo he had taken of two dancers, done by a young girl named Abby who lives in Eastern Michigan. Abby is a successful artist, made more so by her young age. Through Facebook, Nev connects with Abby and eventually gets to know her whole family: her mother Angela, her father, and— crucially— Megan, her pretty sister who paints and sings. Megan and Nev become friends and quickly develop feelings for each other. As Nev tumbles down the rabbit hole, he finds inconsistencies in her online persona. Songs she claimed to have wrote are in fact snatched off YouTube and her sister’s supposedly famed art

is no where to be found on the Internet. The filmmakers make the decision to hit the road and find out the truth behind Megan’s story.

he has never met. Even after he makes his discovery, he still feels connected to Angela and maintains a friendship with her.

Catfish came under fire from critics and audiences alike on its release for accusations that the entire documentary was fabricated. The filmmakers have held fast to their story, claiming that the entire relationship between Nev and Megan and her eventual unmasking were caught on camera. Given the almost unreal subject matter, it actually seems hard to believe that the audience isn’t being manipulated in some way.

The relationship between Angela and the filmmakers also brings up the question of whether they are guilty of manipulating and exploiting their subject. The filmmakers aren’t harsh with her face to face, but they go into her life in a way that is invasive and at times uncomfortable.

There are many layers of reality that are questionable in the film. Nev believes himself to be in love with a woman that


album reviews shane lange LANCE WRITER ______________________________

josh kolm arts editor ______________________________

DJ SHADOW - The Less You Know, The Better (Verve)

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY – Nu Sound & Version (On U

Since the release of his phenomenal 1996 debut Endtroducing, DJ Shadow has either been accused of underperforming or chastised for being too ambitious or too confident. While his fourth studio album doesn’t change the face of modern hip-hop the way that Endtroducing did, The Less You Know, The Better may well be the follow-up that his fans have waited 15 years to hear.

Lee “Scratch” Perry is a living legend of music. He is responsible for the popularization of reggae and dub music outside of Jamaica. The later parts of his career, working with producer Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label, would pave the road for the marriage of electronic and dub that happened with the dubstep movement. While the intentions of Nu Sound & Version are pure, the attempt to merge Perry with the artists he inspired doesn’t always result in material as creative as would be hoped.

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Each track is artfully composed and meticulously arranged. The organic, bombastic drum sound that DJ Shadow is known for is omnipresent; it carries an anxious, unsettled tension. “Border Crossing” has a guitardriven heavy rock vibe reminiscent of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” “Give Me Back the Nights” features a disturbing, late-night rant delivered with snarling resentment by a forgotten beat poet. “I Gotta Rokk” stomps a menacing groove that is equal parts cartoon villain and small-time street hustler.

Catfish is unsettling in the many ways it shows how people can be fooled into believing a fake story. Like Angela’s story, we have to sort out for ourselves how much of the film is real, and how much we simply want to believe.

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It’s is a remix album, with 11 songs from Perry’s time with On-U Sound handed over to some of the label’s current artists. It’s appropriate, not only because of the origins of dubstep but because of how Perry also incorporated new production methods into his work that would go on to become pillars of electronic music.

The pervasive vibe is one of nostalgia– another DJ Shadow trademark. Reminiscent of 70s film soundtracks and sitcoms, a funky bass line punctuated by flute trills accompanies the old school rapping of Posdnuous and Talib Kweli on “Stay the Course.” Humourous, Kid Koala-like samples and scratching provide a punch line to the galloping beat and frivolous organ riff on “Circular Logic (Front to Back).”

While some tracks take the originals in new and exciting directions, others resort to run-of-the-mill dubstep clichés and throwing Perry’s vocals over top. Alternatively, there are tracks like “Ironman,” that do both. What starts out as an inventive, droning, almost horror-influenced track suddenly induces groans with the interjection of the repetitive dubstep “wobwobwobwob.”

The songs on The Less You Know have not surpassed those found on Endtroducing. Taken collectively, in terms of sound, production and arrangement, they are the most consistent reiteration of Shadow’s classic debut. Whatever one’s expectations may be, this album rewards repeated listening.

The concept for Nu Sound & Version makes sense in theory, and it’s pulled off by the more talented artists on the album. But the instances where Perry is mixed with the most banal aspects of the genre are almost insulting, especially for an artist who defines the term “pioneer.”

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LEE PERRY – New Sound & Version (On U) MAD ONES* – Behaviour (Self-Released) BRUCE PENINSULA* – Open Flames (Hand Drawn Dracula) LITTLE AXE – If You Want Loyalty Buy A Dog (On U) BORN GOLD* – Bodysongs (Hovercraft) RY COODER – Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch) WILL CURRIE & THE COUNTRY FRENCH* – Awake You Sleepers (File Under: Music) DANIELLE DUVALL – Of The Valley (People Play) VARIOUS* – Folk Songs Of Canada Now (LF!) THE CONSUMER GOODS* – But Don’t We Shoot Pistols? (Grumpy Cloud) OHBIJOU* – Metal Meets (Last Gang) JOSE SILVA* – Uncorrected EP (Balanced House) THE FALCONS* – Atomic Guitar (Almostereo) THE MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS* – Magnicent Bastards (Self-Released) BAD VIBRATIONS* – Black Train (Self-Released) CROOKED FINGERS – Breaks in the Armor (Merge) BALLAKE SISSOKO & VINCENT SEGAL – Chamber Music (Six Degrees) THE GERTRUDES* – Till the Morning Shows Her Face To Me (Apple Crisp) THE MIGHTY POPO* – Gakondo (Borealis) DEER TICK – Divine Providence (Partisan) THE PAUPERS* – Ellis Island (Pacemaker) BOY WITH A FISH* – I Put My Tongue On The Window (Left Ear) FLYING DOWN THUNDER & RISE ASHEN* – One Nation (Balanced) DJ SHADOW – The Less You Know, The Better (A&M) TEENBURGER* – Burgertime (Self-Released) THE KICKDRUMS – Meet Your Ghost (Last Gang) MALAJUBE* – La Caverne (Dare To Care) THE, STONE SPARROWS* – The Stone Sparrows (Get Bent) THE STANDSTILLS* – The Human Element (Self-Released) SPORTS – Sports (Self-Released)


Under the covers



BookFest Windsor presses forward for 10th anniversary

WEDNESDAY NOV. 2 “Shudder” by Nicolette Westfall & Gulnaz Turdalieva Opening Reception Artspeak Gallery, Free, 7 – 10 p.m. THURSDAY NOV. 3 The Mark Inside wsg. Explode When They Bloom, Learning and Kess Carpenter Phog Lounge, $7, 9 p.m. Vice Aerial Manchester Pub, Free, 10 p.m. FRIDAY NOV. 4 CJAM-PD: Cellos, Surdaster and Silent Movie Type FM Lounge, $7, 10 p.m. The Sea and Cake wsg. Brokeback and Adam’s Castle Magic Stick (Detroit), $18, 8 p.m.

Sara French’s work on display at Artcite as an exhibit in conjunction with BookFest Windsor • photo m.n. malik

micaela muldoon LANCE WRITER ______________________________


indsor’s biggest celebration of literature marks its 10th anniversary next week with a host of talented authors and events to attract local book lovers. BookFest Windsor, held at the Art Gallery of Windsor from Nov. 3 to 5, will feature book readings, signings, panel discussions and workshops by over 40 writers, editors and industry professionals from around the country. There’s also a heavy presence from the University of Windsor, including English professor Karl Jirgens, graduate Ava Homa, writer-in-residence Alan Davies and professor emeritus and Order of Canada member Alistair MacLeod. “The heart of BookFest is to try and make writing, authors and books interesting and exciting,” said Lenore Langs, a BookFest organizer. “It gives people in Windsor the opportunity to meet writers they wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to meet.” Robert Earl Stewart, who released his most recent book Campfire Radio Rhapsody in June, will be speaking on a panel titled “It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme” with six other poets. Stewart’s experience leads him to believe that the panels comprised of authors will be closer to regular readings with room for a question-and-answer period. “Then again, [moderator] Stephen Pender could show up and tell me something completely different. They’re pretty loose themes. I’ve sat in on panels as a spectator, where it says this is a panel on self-publishing and that’ll be the springboard. It’s not a hard and fast

discussion. The moderator is only there to get the ball rolling.” There are, however, more conferencetype panels that cover more technical aspects of writing and the industry. The panel following “It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme” will feature professionals in publishing. In addition to moderating the festival’s opening panel, resident writing professional Marty Gervais will be holding a morning writing workshop on Nov. 5. This year’s BookFest will also include differing writing styles from dub poet Klyde Broox, young adult novelists Martha Brooks and Drew Hayden Taylor and Anthony del Col and Conor McCreery, authors of the graphic novel Kill Shakespeare. Artcite will also be running a book-centred art exhibit through the month of November in conjunction with the festival. “They try to give the audience something beyond serious literary fiction or poetry,” Stewart said of the panels. BookFest didn’t always have this much variety or recognition. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an idea at the Bookroom on Wyandotte Street, one of the few independent book sellers in Windsor. “We talked about it probably for two years before it actually jelled,” Langs recalled. “We just kept brainstorming it. One thing sparks off another … and it starts to seem possible.” BookFest started off being much more academic than festival-like. “Initially, we pretty much just put the authors up in front of the audience and they opened their books and read. There wasn’t really any interaction between audience and reader,” said Langs.

“Once we moved into the AGW, where the authors were nose-to-nose with the audience, and people were being invited to ask questions, we asked our moderators if they would try and stimulate discussion on the panels. It became less academic and really much more interesting for the audience,” she added. Stewart added, “The venue is one of the primary features of Bookfest. It’s in a part of Windsor that needs to be shown off more. They’ve chosen their venue very wisely.” The success of BookFest is noteworthy not only because it relies entirely on volunteers, but because it is in an environment that can be less than welcoming. “I think for Windsor to have a festival of this size is impressive, and to bring in authors from around the country,” Stewart said. “For an event like Bookfest to survive ten years in a city where the literary arts tend to be overlooked, they’re doing something right.” Since its inception, BookFest has gained a larger following, sponsoring community-wide readings and forming a partnership with Toronto’s International Festival of Authors. Langs thinks the partnership with IFOA is especially beneficial because it helps spreads the word about BookFest Windsor. “Each year, there’s more buzz about it. People start asking a couple months ahead, ‘Who’ll be going to BookFest this year?’ So that really pleases us; the fact that it has moved out into the community,” said Langs. A full schedule of panels can be found at and

“Listening and Learning: Visions of Ford City” Atelier Virginianne Gallery, Free, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY NOV. 5 CJAM-PD: The Muggs, Jarrod Wolny Cadieux Café (Detroit), $10, 8 p.m. The Blue Stones wsg. Mad Ones Phog Lounge, $5, 10 p.m. SUNDAY NOV. 6 CJAM-PD: Nirvana: Live at the Paramount and Saturday Night Fever Film Screenings Phog Lounge, by donation, 8 p.m. MONDAY NOV. 7 Open Mic Surgery with James O-L Phog Lounge, Free, 10 p.m. Open Mic with Clinton Hammond Manchester Pub, Free, 9 p.m. Live Jazz with The Monday Milkmen Milk Coffee Bar, Free, 9 p.m. TUESDAY NOV. 8 Windsor International Film Fest: 48HR Flick Fest Screening Capitol Theatre, $5, 7 p.m. Agnostic Front wsg. the Mongoloids and Naysayer Magic Stick (Detroit), $14, 8 p.m. Jamie Reaume’s Tuesday Music Club Manchester Pub, Free, 9 p.m. Open Mic with Eric Welton Band Villains Bistro, Free, 9:30 p.m. ONGOING “Contradictions” by Danuta Siniarska Artspeak Gallery, Nov. 6 – 12 “By Its Cover: Artists’ Work Books and Book Works” Artcite Gallery, until Nov. 26 “You Don’t Know What You Are Seeing” by Joseph Hubbard Art Gallery of Windsor, until Dec. 31 “AGW Biennial 2011” Art Gallery of Windsor, until Dec. 31

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Dominating playoff win sends the Lancers to the OUA Semi-Finals

all cylinders offensively. Quarterback Austin Kennedy was unstoppable once again at the helm, going 25-for-34 for 429 passing yards, while throwing for five touchdowns. He also ran the ball for 86 yards and another touchdown.

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Receiver Jordan Brescacin caught nine passes for 198 passing yards and two touchdowns, as he continued his stellar season with another productive performance.


he Windsor Lancers Football team cruised to their first playoff win since 2003, knocking off the Ottawa Gee Gees 50-33 in the OUA quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa.

The dynamic duo of Kennedy and Brescacin will look to continue their outstanding play next Saturday as the Lancers take on the number four ranked Western Mustangs in the OUA semifinals.

Led by a balanced offensive attack and a relentless defense, the Lancers were able to dominate most of the game, ultimately giving the Lancers faithful a playoff win to cheer about after years of futility and mediocrity.

Windsor’s last playoff victory in 2003 came against the Mustangs in London, but with an outstanding Western offense, the Lancers know they will have their work cut out for them this time around.

The Lancers, wanting to exact revenge from a heartbreaking loss to the Gee Gees earlier in the season, came out strong in the first quarter, jumping out to a 17-3 lead behind touchdowns from quarterback Austin Kennedy and widereceiver Jordan Brescacin. They would pull away in the second as Kennedy would find receivers Evan Pszczonak and Dylan Whitfield in the back of the end zone to put the Lancers up 34-10 at the half. The second half was much of the same for the Lancers. Kennedy pulled together another strong second-half performance, as he connected with Brescacin and Cory Fernandes for touchdowns in the third to seal the victory for the Lancers. Despite putting up almost 600 yards of total offense, the Lancers defense, led by linebacker Akeem Whonder, who finished the game with eight tackles and two sacks, was instrumental in getting the Lancers over the hump.

“Their (Western’s) run game is definitely tops in Canada and I feel that their offense starts and ends with their backfield,” said Whonder. “Our front seven just has to tighten up a bit and give our explosive offense the ball more.” The Lancers will look to give their fans something more to cheer about on Saturday in London as they attempt to 40Crk_4x7.5_b&w_Sept11_fin_College ad - b&w 14/09/11 AM place in the Papers OUA Finals. Game time 11:32 is Lancers Jordan Brescacin during a win against Ottawa • photo richard whittaker set for 1 p.m. “It still wasn’t a perfect game but I feel allowing me and our defense is finally stepping up in Brad Adams to crunch time,” said Whonder. “Our front make a few more seven played stronger than ever before plays this game. and the defensive line was outstanding.” Without them the game could have Whonder was stellar, but he was quick had a much differto give credit to his teammates for the ent outcome.” strong effort. The playoff inex“Players like Seamus Postuma and perienced Lancers Andrew Bakos anchored the front seven were also firing on


Cross country at OUA Championship alanna kelly Lance writer ______________________________

race], so to place fourth meant everything to our team and showed that our hard work was paying off,” said Marton.

he second-ranked Windsor Lancers Men’s Cross Country team earned a silver medal, while the upstart Lancers women snuck past ninth-ranked Queens Gaels to finish fourth overall at the OUA Cross Country Championship last Saturday at in Ottawa.

The men’s race was a tight 10 km affair with the first-ranked Guelph Gryphons and the Lancers running side-by-side as the front runners for much of the contest.

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Finishing four points ahead of Queens to capture fourth place qualifies the women’s side for the national CIS Championship in Quebec City on Nov. 12. “When they announced that we had placed fourth, it was a very overwhelming feeling filled with excitement and surprise,” said first-year runner Meaghan Marton, who took the race by storm running a time of 18:56 and placing 23rd overall. Jen Corrick was stellar, placing 12th overall and running a commanding 18:29. She was also named OUA second team all-star. Samantha Kellam added to the women’s fourth place effort, running a time of 19:00 and finishing 27th. “We knew we were the underdogs going in [to the

Matt Walters captured an individual bronze for his third place effort and was named first team all-star, finishing with a time of 30:57. Anthony Berkis finished in fifth place with a time of 31:14 and Andrew Aguanno ran a 31:21, good for eighth place.

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“OUA was great for the team. We all ran really well and gave Guelph a good go,” said Walters. “For CIS all we have to do is go out and focus on our own runs and hope it goes our way.”

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“Individually, OUA went well for me. It’s too bad I didn’t have enough in the last kilometre to win, but I gave it everything so [I have to be] happy about that,” added Walters.

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The Lancers will now prepare for the CIS Championship on Nov. 12 in Quebec City.

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Splits weekend games against Laurier and York

sports briefs Six Lancers earn WESPY awards Six Windsor Lancers athletes were honoured at the sixth annual Windsor Essex County Sports Person of the Year Awards last week for their outstanding achievements in the 2009-2010 season. The WESPY Awards recognize outstanding local athletes for their success and contribution to their respective sports. Leading the way for the Lancers was former track and field standout Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, who was named the overall Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. Manon Davis from the Lancers Women’s Hockey team was named the Ed Jovanovski Female Hockey player of the year, while rookie Kaila Seguin was honoured as the Female Volleyball Player of the Year. Other athletes include Arlo Hemkes, Male Soccer Athlete of the Year and Bojana Kovacevic, Female Soccer Player of the Year, for her stellar season with the Caboto Striker. Rounding out the Lancers winners was football quarterback Austin Kennedy, who was honoured as the Football Player of the Year. Canadians at the Pan American Games

Lancers Men’s Hockey team during a win against Laurier • photo m.n. malik

tanya quaglia Lance writer ______________________________


midst the thrills and chills of Halloween weekend, the Windsor Lancers Men’s Hockey team had a thrill of their own with a 4-2 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks last Saturday. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Lancers. After falling to the York Lions Friday night by a score of 4-1, the Lancers hit the ice on Saturday determined to end October on a positive note. The Lancers rookies took control of the game early on and were a key factor in Saturday night’s victory. The latest recruits had a hand in every goal the Lancers scored and rookie goalie Parker Van Buskirk had another strong showing in net. Isak Quakenbush opened the scoring for the Lancers early in the opening period with his second goal of the season. Barry Sanderson and Steve Ferry earned assists on the play. The lead was short lived as Laurier broke through the Lancers defense to tie the game less than a minute later. With the game tied at one, the rookie line of D.J. Turner, Drew Palmer and Evan Stibbard went full force to restore Windsor’s one-goal lead. Turner and Palmer set Stibbard up for the Lancers’ second goal of the game. Windsor kept the momentum going

The Canadian track and field team ended competition Sunday at Telmex Athletics Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico with a pair of fifth place finishes in the relays. Canada currently sits in ninth place with four medals and two road races remaining.

into the second period and kept challenging the Golden Hawks defense. Quakenbush put Windsor ahead 3-1 at the halfway mark of the period with his The women’s 4x100-metre relay second goal of the game. Laurier snuck the puck past Lancers net minder Park Van Buskirk a minute later, but the Lancers remained unshaken. The Golden Hawks got into serious penalty trouble in the second period, taking six penalties in the second period alone and eleven penalties in total. Despite having numerous man advantages throughout the game– including three two-men advantages– the Lancers struggled to find a way to score on the power play. With five minutes left in the second period, the Lancers finally took advantage of a power play opportunity. Turner buried one into the Laurier net to give Windsor a 4-2 lead. Palmer and Ferry set Turner up for the Lancers’ fourth goal.

team consisting of Kerri-Ann Mitchell of Pickering, Ont., Christian Brennan of Waterdown, Ont. and Krysha Bayley and Angela Whyte of Edmonton, finished fifth overall with a time of 44.33 seconds. In the men’s 4x400-metre relay, Philip Osei of Toronto, Dontae Richards-Kwok of Mississauga, Ont., Tremaine Harris of Markham, Ont. and Michael Robertson of Ottawa, finished at 3:07.12 to place fifth overall. Jason Wurster of Stevensville, Ont., finished seventh in the men’s pole vault final with a mark of 5.20 metres. Cuba’s Lazaro Borges won gold in a new Pan American Games record of 5.76 metres. NCAA president wants grant increase for college athletes

The Golden Hawks came out fighting in the third period but could not find a way to get another puck past Van Buskirk as Windsor skated away with a 4-2 victory.

NCAA president Mark Emmert said he supports a proposal that would allow conferences to increase grants to athletes by approximately $2,000.

The Lancers dominated offensively, outshooting the Golden Hawks 42-27.

The grants would be given to student athletes in addition to the various other expenses already covered by athletic scholarships, such as tuition, books, room and board. The issue for the NCAA is whether all conferences and schools can afford to pay their athletes the additional grant money.

Windsor takes on their next challenge this weekend when they host the Western Mustangs and Brock Badgers on Friday and Saturday night, respectively, at Windsor Arena. Both games are set to begin at 7:30 p.m.





10/1/2011 vs Guelph Gryphons

W 41-21

10/8/2011 vs Queen’s Gaels

L 27-14

10/15/2011 at Ottawa Gee Gees

L 32-29

10/22/2011 at York Lions

W 40-15

10/29/2011 at Ottawa - OUA Qtr Final

W 50-33

Hockey Men’s Lancers date



10/20/2011 vs Waterloo Warriors

L 2-5

10/21/2011 at Brock Badgers

L 1-4

10/28/2011 vs York Lions

L 1-4

10/29/2011 vs Laurier Golden Hawks

W 4-2

WOMen’s Lancers date



10/22/2011 at Queen’s Gaels

L 3-5

10/29/2011 at Ryerson Rams

W 6-2

10/30/2011 at Toronto Varsity Blues

L 2-4

Basketball Men’s Lancers date



8/6/2011 vs North Florida

L 63-75

8/7/2011 vs North Florida

L 64-73

8/13/2011 vs Oakland

L 99-104 (OT)

8/14/2011 vs Oakland

W 86-82

8/17/2011 vs Virginia Tech.

L 61-73

8/18/2011 vs Virginia Tech.

L 63-79

8/22/2011 vs St.Louis

L 57-98

9/24/2011 at Humber

W 78-69

10/13/2011 vs Calgary Dinos

L 71-76

10/15/2011 vs Wittenberg

W 71-59

WOMen’s Lancers date



10/23/2011 at Eastern Michigan


10/28/2011 at Calgary Dinos

W 76-64

10/29/2011 at Cape Breton Capers

W 81-56

10/30/2011 at Regina Cougars

L 61-84

11/2/2011 at Notre Dame


Soccer Men’s Lancers date



10/15/2011 at York Lions

L 0-6

10/16/2011 at Laurier Golden Hawks

W 2-0

10/22/2011 at Guelph Gryphons

L 0-2

10/23/2011 vs UOIT Ridgebacks

T 2-2

WOMen’s LancerS date



10/11/2011 vs Western Mustangs

W 3-1

10/15/2011 at York Lions

T 1-1

10/16/2011 at Laurier Golden Hawks

W 2-1

10/22/2011 at Guelph Gryphons

L 2-3

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Men’s Hockey snaps losing streak

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