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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:

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.

Retirement celebration to honour Dave Smith on 36 years of service

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am

Dave Smith, Senior Budget Analyst and a fixture in the Finance Department for more than 36 years, is retiring to concentrate on grandparenting and golfing. Finance department colleagues, who enjoy his wry sense of humour and vast knowledge of the University, invite the campus community to an open house in his honour on Friday, May 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Leddy Library room 4108. For those unable to join the party, Dave's colleagues ask that you send him a "so long" note.



Women’s Campus Safety Grant Committee accepting applications

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am

The Women’s Campus Safety Grant Committee is accepting applications for funding for projects to promote safety for women on campus. The committee invites creative, innovative proposals from members of the university community, including faculty and staff individuals or groups and student organizations.

Noiseborder Festival a mash up of musical performances, screenings, installations and workshops

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am

This week sees the launch of the 2018 version of the Noiseborder Festival, with performances, screenings, installations, and workshops running from May 14-June 1 in the School of Creative Arts’ new facility on the downtown campus. All of the events are free, and most are short with lots of chances for discussion and socializing.

GLIER researchers to provide updates from citizen scientist water collection

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:15am

Researchers from the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) will give an update on results from last summer’s citizen scientist beach water sample collection initiative during a public meeting on Wednesday at GLIER, 2990 Riverside Dr. W.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Beach Project asked hundreds of people to fan out across Essex County in August 2017 to collect water samples for use in measuring harmful E.coli bacteria and the study of specific pathogen genes in real-time.

Lancer summer camps expand learning opportunities for kids

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:28am

Lancer day camps promise a variety of experiences all summer long, including new sessions in science discovery and biology.

The Science Discovery Camp will introduce participants from eight to 10 years old to different areas of exploration — human health, the environment, and the physical sciences are subjects for experimentation, demonstration, and play.

Downtown campus signs on to weekly wellness walks

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:04am

The University of Windsor joined a partnership of the City of Windsor and the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association to promote health and well-being among employees situated in the downtown core.

Walking Wednesdays set participants on a weekly one-kilometre walk along the riverfront through the spring and summer. A kick-off event May 9 in Charles Clark Square welcomed University faculty and staff to join.

Vincent Georgie, director of the School of Creative Arts, endorsed the project.

Diagnostic imaging solutions to real-world industry challenges get $5.5 million boost

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:00am

Physics professor Roman Maev, director general of UWindsor’s Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR), and his research team were joined Thursday by industry partners to announce research funding of $5,488,206 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) program.

Update on timing of presidential search

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:52am

The UWindsor Board of Governors has provided an update on the search for a seventh president and vice-chancellor.

Law professor emerita wins cross-border recognition

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:51am

The Canada-United States Law Institute conferred its “Sidney Picker Jr. Award” on UWindsor law professor emerita Maureen Irish during its annual conference April 12 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The award recognizes leadership, efforts to foster Canada-United States relations, and contributions to the work of the institute. It is named to honour the founder of the institute, which is jointly operated by Case Western Reserve University and the University of Western Ontario.

Outreach project earns notice for engineering students

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am

There’s more to engineering than designing bridges and cars.

“We want to show people that engineers don’t just design things, they solve the problems of the world,” says Larysa Hyzka, a fourth-year civil engineering student at the University of Windsor.

Hyzka teamed with classmate Eleane Paguaga Amador to share this message with the public by creating and hosting “I Look Like an Engineer,” a community outreach event that ended up landing the pair provincial recognition.

Courtyard blossoms signal local heritage

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:15am

Pear trees blooming in the heritage courtyard adjacent to the Pitt-Ferry Building bring to mind the Jesuit farmers who were the area’s first European settlers, says Craig Goodman, principal with CS&P Architects who designed the project.

Home to the University’s social work program and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, the building includes a historic façade enclosing an outdoor courtyard, which now shelters the pear trees.