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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.

Hot climate reduces survival of tropical birds, study finds

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:44am

A 15-year study led by University of Windsor researchers shows that a hot climate reduces survival in tropical birds.

Family festival to explore frontiers of discovery

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:42am

Science Rendezvous, Saturday at the University of Windsor, uses fun and games to teach scientific principles.

Student executive sets outreach as priority

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:40am

Communication and outreach are top priorities for the incoming executive of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

Lancer jumps into CFL draft

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:38am

The Montreal Alouettes selected Lancer defensive back Lekan Idowu in Thursday’s Canadian Football League draft.

UWindsor welcoming students of African diaspora

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:36am

High school students will experience inspiration and education at the African Diaspora Youth Conference, May 10 to 12 on the UWindsor campus.

Registration open for Campus Technology Day

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:27am

Registration is now open for Campus Technology Day, June 7 in the CAW Student Centre.

Maintenance to shut down campus electrical and steam services weekend of July 6

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:26am

Maintenance will require an outage of electrical and steam services to campus on the weekend of July 6.

Farewell dinner honours president's lasting contributions

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:15am

Alan Wildeman’s legacy of transformation will forever live on at the University of Windsor.

The outgoing president was honoured during a farewell dinner Tuesday night, where more than 500 people gathered to pay tribute to his contributions throughout his decade-long tenure.

Chancellor Ed Lumley announced on behalf of the Board of Governors that the new Freedom Way building will be renamed the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts and Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens presented Dr. Wildeman with a key to the city.

Physics professor to shed light on international celebration

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:39am

Physics professor Chitra Rangan will represent Canada at the inaugural celebration of the International Day of Light, May 16 in Paris, France.

Local Jewish community to honour UWindsor alumnus

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:37am

UWindsor alum Richard Peddie is the 2018 honoree of Windsor’s Negev dinner, June 12 at the Ciociaro Club.

Lancers to play in football prospects showcase

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:34am

Drew Desjarlais and Evan Martin will represent Lancer football in the 2018 East-West Bowl, May 12 in Quebec City.

Chemical bonding aim of networking event

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:32am

The ChemiConn networking event will connect students, faculty, and industry, Thursday at the Fogolar Furlan Club.

Sweatshirt sends timeless message

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:31am

Vintage varsity: support your Lancers and save by buying this classic-look sweatshirt on sale.