Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil engineering class of ‘77 reunites on university campus

Forty years after leaving campus as new graduates, civil engineering classmates of ‘77 returned to the University of Windsor to reunite and reflect on where it all began.

“It’s just touching to have that connection again,” said UWindsor alumnus Stan Taylor, who organized the get-together.

Taylor, Max Fantuz, Paul Eyraud, Ray Chevalier, Dan Piescic, Spyros Govas and Brian Boyle met with handshakes and embraces at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI) on April 22, 2017. During a tour of CEI led by current civil and environmental engineering faculty, the group of mostly retirees was pleasantly surprised to find Dr. Murray Temple and Dr. Jatinder Bewtra, two of their former professors, waiting for them in one of the labs.

UWindsor alumnus receives Professional of the Year nomination

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has nominated a UWindsor alumnus for its Professional of the Year Award, making him one of only a handful of engineers to receive the honour.

Sean McCann, a professional geological and civil engineer with 28-years of experience under his belt, said it’s not common for engineers to receive nominations in this category even though they play such an integral role in our society.  Only two engineers have won this award in the 27 years the chamber has hosted the event.

“Anything we sit on, touch, look at, go to work in, fly in — an engineer has touched it many times over,” said McCann, who was named Windsor-Essex County’s Engineer of the Year in 2016.

Engineering students place second in provincial design competition

A team of fourth-year environmental engineering students earned second place in a provincial competition for designing an innovative stormwater management system accentuated with green spaces.

After submitting a 120-page report, Christina Ure, Shannon Deehan, James Park and Lina Florian had 15 minutes to present their design to a panel of judges April 2 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. This year’s Water Environment Association of Ontario’s Student Design Competition challenged eight university teams to design a storm water management system for Exhibition Place, a mixed-use district located by the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Toronto.

Students address water supply, quality and infrastructure challenges

Installing green infrastructure in residential neighbourhoods can reduce stormwater run-off, mitigating the effects of climate change on sewer systems, says Zach McPhee.

His project modelling the benefits of “low-impact developments” in a Sault Ste. Marie subdivision was one of about 30 by graduate students in engineering on display Wednesday in observance of World Water Day.

Windsor Girl Guides explore science and engineering at UWindsor

Local Girl Guides added three new badges to their collection on March 11 at UWindsor’s engineering and science themed Badge Day.

More than 60 Windsor and Essex County Girl Guides, ranging from Grades 3 to 8, earned recycling, bodyworks and physics badges by completing hands-on activities in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Engineering students promote diversity and inclusion

At UWindsor Engineering, we believe that one of the most important ingredients for creative thinking is diversity. We are committed to fostering a respectful, fair, and inclusive learning and working environment for all of our students, faculty and staff. From all of us at the Faculty of Engineering, we would like to say #YouBelong.

Women account for an average of 19 per cent of engineering students in Canada, a participation rate essentially unchanged since 2013, says Eleane Paguaga Amador, president of the Women in Engineering Club and a third-year industrial engineering major.

UWindsor research leads to revolutionary construction material

It could be another five years or more before University of Windsor engineering professor Sreekanta Das can start handing out the grades for his students’ latest school project.

“Five years for sure,” Das said of the time needed to definitively prove whether a revolutionary construction material can provide a cheaper and greener solution to future concrete and steel rehabilitation projects.

Ceremony recognizes top UWindsor researchers in turbulence & energy

A reception Sept. 16 at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation honoured high-achieving researchers in the University of Windsor’s Turbulence and Energy Laboratory.

Several graduate students were recognized for their innovative research in addition to faculty and staff who assist with the operation of the Turbulence and Energy (T&E) Lab.