Robert Gordon, the University of Windsor’s seventh president, will make his first address to the campus community during a lunch-hour event today — Monday, Sept. 16 — in Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.
Dr. Gordon’s appointment was effective September 1 and follows his term as provost at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a leading authority on environmental issues and agriculture engineering in Canada and previously served as Laurier’s vice-president, research.
Before his time at Laurier, Gordon was dean of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, where he led the largest agriculture and food faculty in Canada. He has also served in various academic and administrative capacities, including as dean of research at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College — now the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University. He held a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Resource Management while at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
His address at noon is open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Human Resources asks supervisors to provide employees with an opportunity to attend, where possible.