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Students get up close and personal connection to local environment

Second-year ecology students had a wonderful opportunity to experience Windsor’s Carolinian habitat last week, during field work in Ojibway Park.

Ornithology students study birds on the wing

A field trip Saturday took ornithology students to bird-watching hotspots in Canada’s migration corridor.

Cancer researcher pays tribute to mother in Relay for Life

UWindsor biology professor Lisa Porter will run in the Relay for Life on June 20.

Biology student to run for brain cancer research

Third-year biology student Samer Jassar spends a fair amount of time working in the lab trying to understand the various pathways that allow cancer cells to spread. This weekend, he’ll hit the pathways of east Windsor to raise funds to support cancer research, as well as for those struggling with brain tumours.

Health of Detroit River subject of public lecture Wednesday

A public lecture Wednesday will discuss the cleanliness of the Detroit River.

Bird migration research earns top honours for fourth-year biology student

Based on the award-winning research of a fourth-year biology student, it should be a safe bet that most migratory birds will be a little late this spring getting back to the area from down south. After analyzing 18 years of bird banding data, Rachel Hasson discovered that nine varieties of song birds, ranging from orioles to warblers, were arriving back to southern Ontario anywhere from three to eight days early, depending on the change in temperature in any given year.

Strategies to slow climate change subject of lecture

Catherine Potvin will speak on “Halting Deforestation in the Tropics,” March 12 on the UWindsor campus.

Synergy award distinguishes university's environmental research

Winning a top national research award is an outstanding way for the University of Windsor to distinguish itself in the field of environmental research, according to two people who were in Ottawa Monday night to collect it.

Scientists win top national research award for salmon farm work

Three UWindsor biologists will receive a Synergy Award for Innovation today from NSERC.

International cancer research initiative closer to reality with donation

The first true international cancer research corridor in North America is one step closer to being launched in Windsor-Essex, thanks to a recent contribution from Windsor Regional Hospital. In late December, hospital board chair Gay Wrye presented the Windsor Cancer Research Group with a cheque for $25,000 as part of a matching challenge grant program.