"The Centre for Inter-Faculty Programs is pleased to recognize Gyllian Porteous (Bachelor of Arts and Science) as a recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. The duration this prestigious award is 12 months, beginning in September 2012. The selection is based on academic excellence, research potential, communication skills and interpersonal and leadership abilities. Gyllian will be researching under the supervision of Dr. Tricia Carmichael in the field of Surface Materials Chemistry. Her personal research interest is stretchable electronics. Congratulations Gyllian!
-Jessica Smith - BAS class of 2012
"I can honestly say that choosing the Arts and Science Program at Windsor was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Taking courses in a large variety of disciplines and being exposed to so many fields that I had never even imagined existed has made me such an open-minded and well-rounded person. I truly believe that the unique experiences and opportunities that I had through this program and through the Outstanding Scholars Award that came with it, guaranteeing me a paid position in a research lab with the professor of my choice starting in 2nd year, played a critical role in my success in getting into medical school. Among countless other things, I’ve been so inspired by the Parkinson’s disease and cancer patients and their families with whom I’ve met and interacted throughout my three years of research in the lab of Dr. Siyaram Pandey. I’m incredibly excited to be starting medical school in Windsor in the Fall and I’m extremely proud to be adding my name to the long list of Arts and Science graduates who have successfully entered the highly competitive post-graduate programs of their choice."
Windsor offered scholarships she just couldn’t refuse, says Ashley: "I was fortunate enough to have my tuition covered through scholarships."
Organizing a volunteer trip for 19 students to build a school in Peru was “magical,” says Amanda — the most memorable part of her UWindsor experience.
Placements through the Volunteer Internship Program allowed Alyssa to make community connections and gain valuable experience in criminal law.
The limitless opportunities that the University of Windsor offers to its students have shaped Ayesha’s experience and helped her grow as a person.
Tim says the University of Windsor has given him real world experience that can be applied the world over or right here in Essex County.
After a semester's work, Katie was gratified to hear her musical composition performed by the Windsor Community Orchestra.
-Steve Malone, BAS class of 2007 [Biochemistry and History]
I chose BAS because I wanted an academically well-balanced program that would provide exposure to a diverse range of ideas and experiences. During my time in the program, BAS did all those things and more. Not only did I get to take many challenging and enriching classes, but I also had the chance to spend four years with a small group of incredibly bright, motivated and friendly colleagues.
After finishing the program, I almost felt overwhelmed by the number of doors that my degree had opened. I went on to earn an MA in history, and I am now in my second year of medical school. Because medicine is an interdisciplinary profession, the BAS degree is a tremendous asset for anyone interested in this field. With its focus on developing communication and analytical reasoning skills in many areas of study, BAS prepared me to approach complex issues in the classroom and the clinic from a variety of perspectives. It’s essential for a physician to be able to think as a humanist, a scientist and a social scientist, and BAS can help you do just that.
Still, even though BAS can prepare you for almost any career, I love the fact that it does not treat university education as simply a means to that end. The BAS program inspires lifelong learning and cultivates informed, thoughtful citizens who are committed to deepening their awareness of the natural and social world in which they live.
-Ellen Green, Class of 2009 [Biological Sciences and History]
I feel that my degree from the Arts and Science program has provided me with a well-rounded degree that has allowed me to be more flexible with my future endeavours, than if I had pursued either arts or science alone.
Before I started my masters in Biology, I was concerned that I would be at a disadvantage because I may not have taken as many biology courses as students in science. However, I feel that the BAS program has given me a broader perspective and has taught me to work independently and think critically, which has given me success in my chosen field.
Furthermore, being in a smaller program had numerous advantages: it allowed me to become more involved in the student associations and get individualized guidance when needed. It was also wonderful getting to know all the students and faculty so closely. Being in the BAS program definitely provided me with the skills needed to pursue my future goals.