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Communications grad student balances research with First Nations advocacy work

Andrea Landry’s tiny, remote aboriginal community in Northern Ontario isn’t immune to the challenges that plague so many similar places, but regardless of the problems and the external perceptions of her people, she’s still filled with a great sense of optimism for their future.

“When people come to our communities, they see high levels of poverty, substance abuse and suicide, but they don’t see how connected we are to our culture,” says the graduate student from Pays-Plat Ontario, a First Nations community of about 60 people located three hours east of Thunder Bay.

Oncology nursing diploma subject of VIEW magazine cover story

The University’s new graduate diploma in advanced practice oncology/palliative nursing—the first of its kind in Ontario—is designed to provide the knowledge and skills essential for nursing management of the cancer patient, and for the care of patients at the end of life.

The program is the subject of the cover story in the Spring 2013 edition of VIEW, the University of Windsor alumni magazine, now available online and in print.

Researcher’s findings debunk accepted wisdom about athlete doping

Lance Armstrong’s recent confession to Oprah Winfrey that he had been using performance enhancing substances for years may have led some more cynical observers to believe that doping among elite athletes has reached epidemic proportions.

Recent research by a human kinetics professor, however, suggests the willingness among elite athletes to cheat at all costs isn’t nearly as common as many might believe.

Love of life subject of philosopher's talk

While science and theology may remain at odds over what happens when we die, philosophers like Jeff Noonan are focused on getting the most out of life while they’re still here on earth.

“Socrates said that philosophy is preparation for death,” said Dr. Noonan, who will deliver a public lecture on the subject next week. “He didn’t mean that in a morbid way. He meant that through the process of reflection we hopefully live better.”