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Biology staffer remembered as treasured colleague

Dorey (D.J.) Lafreniere is recalled by co-workers as someone who always made the day brighter. An administrative/financial clerk in the Department of Biological Sciences, she died March 22. “We loved her and will certainly miss her,” says Nancy Barkley, secretary to the head of the department. “We all work closely together in this department and D.J. always had us laughing and she enjoyed every day to the fullest.… We had a lot of fun.”

Reception celebrates research, scholarship and creative activity

The accomplishments of UWindsor researchers were highlighted March 21 at a celebratory reception in Ambassador Auditorium.

Seminar to explain artist’s inclusive conceptualism

Artist Iain Baxter& will explain the origins of his ampersand signifier in a seminar Friday.

Textbook project proves an educational experience for biology professor

Biology professor Dora Cavallo-Medved is the lead author of “Life Matters,” a new textbook aimed at non-majors.

UWindsor researchers turning toxic ponds into healthy wetlands

Irradiating sediment could speed reclamation of petroleum tailings ponds.


Genetic influence on life experiences subject of collaborative book

A peer-reviewed book representing collaboration between faculty, students and the Leddy Library will enjoy a launch Friday, November 27.

Local grants provide Seeds4Hope in research to fight cancer

Three UWindsor researchers won two-year grants totalling $233,500 as seed funding to support cancer-related studies.

Funding to support monitoring health of Great Lakes wetlands

A $10 million grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency will support a program to monitor wetlands surrounding the Great Lakes.


Campus mourns death of retiree Joyce Durocher

Campus flags will be lowered Friday, October 9, in memory of retired secretary Joyce Durocher, who died October 4. Joyce joined the UWindsor staff in 1986 as a secretary in the biology department secretary, a position she held until her retirement in 1999. She took up a post-retirement appointment as secretary in the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research until 2001.

Things looking up for biology students observing migrations

Biology students headed to Lake Erie’s north shore Saturday to observe migrating birds in flight.