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Kielburger speaks about child poverty to University crowd

The Social Science Society hosted an evening talk last Tuesday with Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger, about his work against child exploitation and poverty.

Kielburger’s mission began in 1995, at the age of 12, after he read a newspaper article about the death of Iqbal Masih.

Iqbal, a Pakistani boy, was taken into slavery at the age of four and was a carpet weaver until the age of 10 when he escaped. He subsequently became an international voice against child exploitation. Iqbal was assassinated two years later at the age of twelve while riding his bicycle. While this tragedy and many others were shared at the talk, Kielburger also spoke about stories of hope. Continue reading →

Custodians unhappy about midnight shifts in residences

Residence students in Macdonald and Laurier Halls can expect more evening activity in the buildings since two new custodial staff have begun midnight shifts this past Sunday.

“I really anticipate this as something positive,” John Regier, Housekeeping and Grounds manager for Facility Services, exclaimed. “It’s something that’s never been tried before in residence.” Continue reading →

Laying down on the job: field gets new turf

The Prestige XM turf, the university stadium’s new turf, is still on track for completion in mid-June, as construction began recently. The old field was torn up, and the new turf will be laid soon.

The turf, which will cost nearly $1 million, was paid for mostly by the Windsor Alumni Association, which donated $500,000. Also, the Windsor Essex Catholic District Schoolboard, will give an annual fee of $25,000 for 10 years. Continue reading →