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Electrical engineering cluster led by University of Windsor researchers wins award

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:40am

The local section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has a won national recognition for its activities and leadership.

Breakfast awaits bike riders Monday

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:35am

Prizes, companionship, and a free breakfast await participants in Bike to Work Day, Monday, May 28.

Science event to combine light and beer

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:30am

Learn about light during a Science on Tap event, May 24 at the Walkerville Brewery.

Reminder: president’s farewell reception Thursday

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:25am

An open house reception May 24 in the student centre will give the campus community a chance to hear from departing president Alan Wildeman.

Scholar to address argumentation audiences

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:20am

Communications professor Thomas Goodnight of the University of Southern California will present on the UWindsor campus Friday and Monday.

Finance issues new procurement forms

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:15am

The procurement office reminds clients to use them most up-to-date versions of its forms.

Seniors’ learning organization preparing for new season

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:10am

A presentation by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman drew 47 members of the Uni-Com lifelong learning centre to a luncheon last week in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

Following his address, Dr. Wildeman heard a poem about his life recited by its author Anne Winterbottom. The group made donations to its student scholarship fund and the UWindsor student emergency fund.

Gathering to celebrate retirement of Dave Smith

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:05am

Co-workers, colleagues and friends of Dave Smith, senior budget analyst and a fixture in the UWindsor Finance Department for more than 36 years, are invited to celebrate his retirement at an open house reception in his honour on Friday, May 25.

The event will run 2 to 4 p.m. in room 4108, Leddy Library. Those unable to attend may send a message of congratulations to Smith at dssmith@uwindsor.ca.

Course to explore boundaries of online teaching and learning

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:01am

The Office of Open Learning is offering a free online course to explore the boundaries of online teaching.

The course, Exploring the Edges of Online Teaching, will run for six weeks beginning May 28, and is structured around the impact, importance, and interest in innovative pedagogies and emerging pedagogies such as virtual and augmented reality, learning analytics, constructivist and connectionist learning, and open education. 

“I want instructors to expand their thinking around online teaching to motivate students,” says Learning Specialist Nobuko Fujita.

Odette Enactus students among tops in Canada

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am

Odette School of Business students placed among the top finishers in Canada during the Enactus National Exhibition, which took place recently in Toronto.

The exhibition -- intended to promote conscious capitalism on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- was opened by Peter Schiefke, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth), and consisted of three days of competition among thousands of business students.

The Windsor teams placed second in the Capital One Financial Education Challenge and third in the Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge.

UWindsor prof pens primer for upcoming provincial election

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am

UWindsor’s Cheryl Collier has crafted the ultimate guide for the upcoming Ontario election.

The associate professor and acting head of the political science department led a team of 15 contributors for The Politics of Ontario, an in-depth analysis of all aspects of the Ontario political landscape.

“The book was about trying to understand what makes Ontario tick,” Dr. Collier said.

Windsor Law to host World Indigenous Law Conference 2018

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am

Windsor Law, in partnership with Sunchild Law, will host the World Indigenous Law Conference this November.  

The title and theme of the conference is: “Wawiiatanong Ziibi: Where the River Bends, The Application of Indigenous Laws in Indigenous Communities and in the Courts,” and will be held on Windsor’s waterfront at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Farewell thank you from the President to the campus community: An Open House

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am

President Alan Wildeman invites faculty and staff to an Open House on Thursday, May 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium.  Refreshments will be served at this event which will provide the campus community an opportunity to share well wishes with the President before he leaves his office on June 30.   

Dr. Wildeman will deliver farewell thank you remarks at 3 p.m.  The Department of Human Resources requests that, where possible, supervisors be flexible in accommodating employees who wish to attend this open house.  

Campus community mourns retiree Michele Laino

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:38am

The campus community is mourning the passing of Michele Aldo Laino on April 29.  Mr. Laino commenced his employment on April 27th, 1965 with the University of Windsor as a Support Staff member of the Housekeeping Department, a position he held until his retirement on May 31st, 1994. His obituary can be found here:

http://www.windsorchapel.com/obituary.aspx?ObitID=14680

UWindsor researchers eat, drink and talk science

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:15am

A pair of University of Windsor professors had the opportunity to eat, drink and chat about their research with The Royal Canadian Institute for Science.

Charu Chandrasekera from the University’s Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods and Cheri McGowan, from the Faculty of Human Kinetics, represented the University of Windsor as table hosts at the 2018 Science Exchange Dinner in Toronto last week.

“It was a career highlight for me to be there,” Dr. McGowan said following the event.

Canadian Jewish Experience exhibit shows contributions to country's growth

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:02am

The Canadian Jewish Experience -- an exhibit that tells the story of how Jews have contributed to Canada’s strength and vibrancy during more than 150 years – is now on in display in the Leddy Library.

The exhibit uses photographs and panels to illustrate nine main themes, including patterns of immigration, war and diplomacy, public service, justice and human rights, economic growth, arts, culture, and sports. 

High school students get a taste of VABE during SoCA visit

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:02am

SoCA’s “VABErs” welcomed over 100 area high school students last Friday for a tour of the new School of Creative Arts buildings and a team design and construction project.

Architect and VABE Coordinator Jason Grossi along with VABE students Cassie Vojvodin, Mona Makki and Max Pecoraro lead the design/build competition. The goal was to build a structure using the variable sized wooden Jenga pieces. This activity provided students hands-on experience working with the concepts that Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) students study.

A cool new VIEW

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01am

VIEW, the University of Windsor alumni magazine, has launched a dynamic new website.

“This new website gives us an attractive platform to tell even more stories about the great things happening at the university,” says editor Jennifer Ammoscato, of Public Affairs and Communications. “The site will have more profiles, more feature stories and more ways to connect our alumni with their alma mater.”

Campus community mourns Michael Charron

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01am

Campus flags were lowered on Wednesday in honour of Michael Charron who passed away on May 13. Mr. Charron commenced his UWindsor employment  as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering and was later transferred to Junior Network Administrator in the Information Technology Services Department, a position he held until his passing. Michael touched the lives of many students, faculty and staff on campus and he will be missed.

Meet-and-greet with treats

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01am

Co-op and Internship students were treated to a cupcake and a chance to meet the student co-op team on Monday during the Cupcakes with Coordinators event in the CAW Centre. The meet-and-greet with treats gave students the opportunity to pick up a manual for a non-credit mandatory course they will begin next week. The course will provide participating students with important job readiness skills, both in securing job placement and in preparation for real world job experiences.