More than a Degree

Pursing a graduate degree is no small undertaking. Between classes, research requirements, on or off campus working opportunities, and extra-curricular activities, it is easy for many students to fall behind. Here at UWindsor, our students raise the bar! Through the support services we offer, students are given the foundation to not only survive, but to thrive. By assisting our students perfect their organization, time-management, and work ethic while prioritizing their health and wellness, students are able to go above and beyond, putting their degree to work outside of just the classroom or the lab. The stories below highlight the efforts of our students as they excel in efforts that range from entrepreneurial to philanthropic.

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GLIER Researcher Uses Her Muscles to Combat Pollution

An Environmental Science Masters student and GLIER Researcher in the Weisner Lab is using her degree and experience to undo the damage done by the coal mines in New Zealand ... learn more about Sara's story.

Environmental Engineering Student Looks to Make an INpact

Dylan Verburg is a student in Environment Engineering.  He is also the co-founder of INpact COLLECTIVE, a social enterprise aimed at importing artisan products from India and reselling them in Canada. The profits gained help promote educational empowerment in India. The idea for this business was sparked during Dylan's first visit to India as part of his research work deploying equipment in a drainage pond outside the Indian capital of New Delhi in an attempt to improve water quality... learn more about Dylan's story.

Fine Arts Grad Combines Research and Creativity to Study Intersectionality of Her Heritage

At the start of her degree program, recent Master's of Fine Arts Graduate,Talysha Bujold-Abu, aimed to use her research skills, creativity, and passion for visual art to understand the multiplexity of her heritage and what it means to be a mixed-race person but ended up getting far more than she bargained for ... learn more about Talysha's story.

Weisener Lab Makes a Splash in Water Purification and Conservation

From graduate research opportunities, to current industry collaborations (both locally and abroad), to post-graduate academic and employment options, graduate students of the Weisener lab are guaranteed a future full of promise ... learn more about the Weisener Lab