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Tech conference generating campus conversations

This year’s Campus Technology Day conference has given people across the University a lot to talk about, says organizer Anna Galka.

“The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” she said Friday. More than 200 attendees—mostly faculty and staff—engaged in discussion at the May 16 conference on the ways technology can enhance teaching and learning.

“Our presentation topics were timely, addressing topics of interest on our campus,” Galka said. “People have started conversations that are continuing, and will continue, to shape the way we deliver education.”

The day concluded with a draw for door prizes. Santosh Varanasi won a $100 gift card to Future Shop; Terry Whelan and Mike Houlahan each won a $50 gift card to Bon Appetit; Jennifer Brause and Linda Ruccolo each won a gift basket provided by the Alumni Affairs office.

Ken Cramer and Laurie Freeman-Gibb

Psychology professor Ken Cramer explains a project to nursing professor Laurie Freeman-Gibb during a break in Campus Technology Day, Thursday in the CAW Student Centre.

Full-name e-mail addresses now available for UWindsor faculty and staff

UWindsor faculty and staff will soon enjoy more user-friendly, professional-looking and easier-to-remember addresses for their e-mail. Information Technology Services is launching a system that will allow employees to create more personalized e-mail addresses based on their first and last names.

Currently, a UWindsor e-mail address is composed of the user’s UWinID followed by @uwindsor.ca, explains Ed Drouillard, assistant director of IT Services. Giving users the option to switch to a more personal address will have the added benefit of increasing the privacy of the UWinID from external users, he says.

“The UWinID is used to login to several internal University of Windsor services, so it is a good security practice to make it more private,” says Drouillard.

The new addresses will take one of several forms, based on the information already stored in the human resources database:

Existing inboxes will continue to receive all e-mail messages. To create a personalized e-mail address, go to www.uwindsor.ca/personalizedemail. Find more details on the IT Services webpage.