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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Basketball coach featured speaker at Chamber of Commerce scholarship luncheon

Chantal Vallée, head coach of the national champion Lancers women’s basketball team, will discuss how she built a winning program and developed the character of her players in a presentation entitled “Lead to Succeed On and Off the Court” today during the 12th annual Athena Scholarship Luncheon.

The event, sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, will honour the three 2011 recipients of the Athena Scholarship:

Gold medal winner grateful for chemistry prof's romantic alchemy

After eight years of hard work in Rob Schurko’s lab, Aaron Rossini has a BSc, a PhD and a Governor General’s Gold Medal to show for his efforts. And while he appreciates the educational opportunities working with the chemistry professor afforded him, it was Dr. Schurko’s subtle match-making abilities for which he’s probably most grateful.

Medal winners fêted as top achievers

Chemistry graduate Aaron Rossini, who received three degrees from the University of Windsor, has achieved the highest academic standing at the graduate level among his cohort and will receive the Governor General’s Gold Medal at the first session of Convocation on Saturday, October 22.

Better pharmaceuticals primary aim of ultra-fast magic-angle spinning probe

Just the name of a remarkable new piece of equipment in chemistry researcher Rob Schurko’s lab is probably enough to pique the curiosity of the most casual observers of all things scientific: the ultra-fast magic-angle spinning probe.

“It’s amazing what you can do with this thing,” says Dr. Schurko. “The physics and engineering of it is just beautiful.”

Community-building at centre of Windsor Welcome Week

Windsor Welcome Week is a time to begin building community, says Beth Oakley, director of the Educational Development Centre.

“We work hard to help students establish that sense of belonging,” she says. “All our activities, whether social or academic, are geared toward creating networks of support.”

Oakley will be immersing herself in the experience more than usual as she participates in Sunday’s Camp on Campus, staying overnight in the residence quad.