CBAR-IPLIN is made up of two separate organizations, the Centre for Business Advancement and Research (CBAR), and the Intellectual Property and Legal Information Network (IPLIN), working together for the betterment of young entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region.
CBAR was founded in 2006 by twenty senior Odette Business undergraduate and graduate students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Francine Schlosser. CBAR encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in Windsor and Essex County through its collaboration with local industry, community organizations, and academia. Since then, over 100 CBAR students have worked to develop and implement a business plan for the Centre and have completed projects for clients including local entrepreneurs, small businesses, new ventures, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities CBAR is now jointly directed by Professor Jim Marsh and Dr. Francine Schlosser. More information about CBAR can be found on its website at CBAR.
IPLIN is a public legal information project of the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. Founded and supervised by Professor Myra Tawfik, IPLIN operates through the generous support of the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Faculty of Law. IPLIN is staffed by senior law students and is dedicated to providing public legal education and other information resources to individuals and groups within the Windsor-Essex County community who have questions regarding Intellectual Property or Innovation Law. More information about IPLIN can be found on its website at IPLIN.