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English Major, Gordon Grisenthwaite wins University of Windsor's "U WILL DISCOVER" 1st Prize!

Published on: Tue, 04/04/2017
Last Modified: Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:49pm

English Major, Gordon Grisenthwaite wins           U Windsor U WILL DISCOVER 1st Prize!

UWill Discover is a campus wide primarily undergraduate conference that showcases research, ideas, inventions and creative activity by students from every department and faculty on campus. It’s an opportunity for students to share their work in an interdisciplinary context with faculty and their peers. Students can also get involved in organizing the conference. Prizes are awarded for the top 3 presentations in each faculty.

This year’s conference, “UWill Discover 2017” took place on Friday, March 31 in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, and featured roughly 70 presenters. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Susan Larson (Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington D.C.), and she spoke on new developments in undergraduate research. Dr. Susan Larson (BA, Univ. of Manitoba; PhD, McMaster University) is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.

Gordon Grisenthwaite undergrad student with the English Department, read a section from his story: “T.H.E. King” earning him a First Place. “T.H.E. King” is from his longer collection of stories called And Still We Laugh. The conference Chair, Simon du Toit, was pleased to inform Gordon Grisenthwaite that he had won First Prize for his presentation!

As a side note, Grisenthwaite’s essay on a related topic, "Humour and Coping in Native Writing" has been accepted for publication in Write magazine, the publication of the Writer’s Union of Canada.

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Simon du Toit, Outstanding Scholars, Conference Chair

Tim Brunet, Public Affairs and Communications

Amy Davie, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Dave Johnston, Leddy Library

Lori Lewis, Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Nicole Noël, Office of Research and Innovation Services

Mike Polychuk, EPICentre

Jessica Raffoul, Centre for Teaching and Learning


This conference received generous financial support from:

Office of the President

Office of the Provost

Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation

Office of the Vice President Student Experience

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Human Kinetics

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

Leddy Library

Odette School of Business