Alumni

Working to eradicate invasive species

UWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett.  Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl BoyesUWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett. Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl Boyes.

A UWindsor biologist and students use pheromone research to outsmart the invasive sea lampre, an eel-like fish in the Great Lakes.

Maple Leafs great to greet golfers at alumni tourney

Al IafrateThe UWindsor alumni golf tournament Monday will welcome a special guest, Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus Al Iafrate.

The UWindsor alumni golf tournament Monday will welcome a special guest, Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus Al Iafrate.

Civil engineering grads give back in celebration of 50th anniversary

Second-year civil engineering student Jason Duic speaks with alumni David Strelchuk, Philip Waier, and Henry Regts.Second-year civil engineering student Jason Duic describes the use of fibre reinforced polymer composites to strengthen concrete to alumni David Strelchuk, Philip Waier, and Henry Regts during a tour of the structures lab, Wednesday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Members of the civil engineering Class of 1967 have endowed a scholarship fund to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

Campers hatch a plan in engineering egg drop

Lancer Engineering campers put the finishing touches on their apparatus that will carry their egg from the third floor of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation to the ground.Lancer Engineering campers put the finishing touches on their apparatus that will carry their egg from the third floor of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation to the ground.

Sydney Ryan may have had a slight advantage over her fellow campers.

The 12-year-old has a knack for engineering and builds race car tracks for her brothers and boats at home using found materials.

So, it’s no surprise that when tasked with the challenge to bring an egg safely to the ground from three storeys up, Ryan had a plan.

“We are trying to make a bird’s nest and have a base with a spongey-kind of foam material, a layer of paper and then a web of tight string that goes on either side of the egg,” Ryan said, who will be going into Grade 8 in the fall.

UWindsor sister-school program 'life-changing' for local principal

Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.

On a rainy Tuesday evening, educators at Talbot Trail Public School sat in a semi-circle and fixed their gaze on a screen in the library.

Seven geometric shapes of various colours lay scattered in front of each person while on the other side of the world, educators in Chongqing, China began a lesson on Grade 2 arithmetic.

“This has been a life-changing experience for us,” said Talbot Trail principal Chris Mills.

“We are able to learn what works over there and they are learning what works over here.”

HK grad student combats stigma of disability

Robert Wilson performs a leg extension at the St. Denis Centre as part of the Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) program coordinated by PhD student Kelly Carr in partnership with Community Living Essex County.Robert Wilson performs a leg extension at the St. Denis Centre as part of the Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) program coordinated by PhD student Kelly Carr in partnership with Community Living Essex County.

Kelly Carr wants to destroy barriers.

That’s why her research as a PhD student at the University of Windsor has worked to showcase the strengths of people with disabilities to combat the negative stigma that often follows them throughout their lives.

Carr’s research is broken into three phases and examines how people with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) participating in a physical exercise program, meaningful employment and elite sports can influence opinion.