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    Sunday September 8th, 2013

    Posted at 1:49am

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    The University of Windsor says that they will cancel many events planned for the anniversary celebration weekend due to the labour disruption by CUPE 1393.

    CUPE 1393 on Thursday called for the University to “finish the job – let’s negotiate, so we can celebrate.”

    “We owe it to students, our neighbours and the many alumni taking part in 50th Anniversary events in the coming weeks and months to sit down and negotiate a collective agreement that is both fair to all parties and protects quality, post-secondary education,” said Dean Roy, President of CUPE 1393 Thursday.

    Events that the University has cancelled include:

    Thursday, September 19th:

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

    Friday, September 20th:
    Welcome Tent with campus tours 11am – 4pm
    “007 Under the Stars” 8pm – 10:45pm Film Festival, Dillon Quad

    Saturday, September 21st:
    Alumni Art Exhibition, 10am Mackenzie Hall
    Welcome Tent with campus tours 10am – 7pm
    Milestone Reunion Breakfast (8:30am – 10am) 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 10am – 4pm
    Classic Car Show on Sunset Ave 10am – 4pm
    Tours of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, noon – 3pm
    “Choose Your Own Adventure” Film Festival 1pm – 10pm Education Gym
    SAC/UWSA and University Ambassador Reunion, 3pm, CAW Student Centre
    Department of History Reunion: 1pm – 3:30pm, McPherson Alumni Reception Centre, Alumni Hall Residence
    School for Arts and Creative Innovation, Alumni and Friends Reception, 6pm – 7:30pm, Mackenzie Hall
    Music Alumni Showcase Concert, 7:30pm – 10pm, Mackenzie Hall
    Tailgating Party with live entertainment by Jody Rafoul. 5pm – 7pm
    “Never-ending White Lights” Concert for students at the St. Denis Centre, 10pm

    Sunday, September 22th:

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

    University officials say that they will look to reschedule these events at a later time in the anniversary year.

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