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Campus Community Garden collaboration proving fruitful

Chef Paolo Vasapolli packs jars of jam being filled by Steve Daigle in the University’s kitchens during Reading Week. Jam made from fruit grown in the Campus Community Garden sells out as quickly as it is offered to patrons, says Paolo Vasapolli, executive chef with Food Services. He and volunteer Steve Daigle, a retired UWindsor

Grand Opening of Soup Stop!

We had a great time at the SOUP STOP kickoff event on Monday! Check out more pictures on our website. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make the event successful. Every Monday-Thursday, the Student Community Kitchen offers FREE SOUP to students. uwingoodfood.org/kitchen  

Community Day and BBQ

Thursday September 24, 11am to 3pm (BBQ begins at 11:30) What’s better than a BBQ to kick off the beginning of school? A FREE ONE. Come check out the community garden and community groups while you enjoy lunch on us. OPIRG is hungry for social, political and environmental change, but we’re also hungry for BBQ.

Alternative Welcome Week Sept 21-24

Alternative Welcome Week offers 100% FREE events to introduce students to the dynamic social, environmental and political movements in our beautiful city of Windsor, both on and off campus. This includes things like local music, food, fair trade coffee and events to encourage students to be active at all levels of society – from forming

Canada in Africa — 300 years of Aid and Exploitation

Tuesday, September 22 6:30 pm Oak Room Vanier Hall We are pleased to announce that Yves Engler will be doing a talk and book launch on September 22nd! If you’ve ever wondered why 45% of Africans still live on less than one dollar a day you should read his book. Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking

Opt-out / Out-in

OPIRG is funded and run by students. Requests from full time undergrads and all graduate students who disagree with OPIRG’s mandate and want their membership fee returned ($2.50 for full time under-grads, $2 for full time graduate, $1 for part-time graduate) will be taken Mondays through Thursdays noon to 4pm, Sept 21 to Oct 1

Summer Job for Students

JOB POSTING Position: Alternative Welcome Week/Diversity Ambassador Contract: Full-time (hours may be negotiable) for 8 weeks Term: July 6, 2015 to August 30, 2015 (may be negotiable) Salary: $2745 for length of contract Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by 5:00 pm Employment Equity Statement: OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring

New OPIRG board elected

On Sunday March 29, 2015  OPIRG held its Annual General Meeting The following were elected: Eileen Chen, Bilal Uddin Khan, Curtis Makish, Sophie Nelson-Crouse, David Oettgen, Abdur Rahmin, Zhenglei Shi

Aamer Rahman: Truth Hurts @ UWindsor

Aamer Rahman is a Melbourne comedian concerned with politics, racism, the War on Terror and Batman. Rahman blatantly treads the most delicate of lines. This is confronting, uncompromising political comedy at its best – and designed to hit hard. Aamer has performed in major comedic festivals and brought his talents to the University of Windsor

Emmanuel Jal a hit in Windsor

Emmanuel Jal performed on Thursday, January 29th at 9pm at The Windsor Beer Exchange. Jal is a former South Sudanese war child and internationally acclaimed hip-hop artist and peace activist. Born into the life of a child soldier on an unknown date in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. Through unbelievable