Press Release Archive

UWindsor to graduate nearly 3,500 at Spring Convocation ceremonies

Dennis Fairall

(Windsor, Ontario, Monday, May 29, 2017) – The University of Windsor will confer degrees on 3,477 graduating students during eight sessions of the University’s 107th Convocation ceremonies May 30 through June 2.

The University will also award honorary degrees to eight individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of coaching and sport, social justice, literature, business, music, medicine, and law.

Receiving honorary degrees are:

It is rocket science for UWindsor team

A team of UWindsor Engineering students is having a blast as it prepares for the University’s first-ever entry in an international rocketry competition.

Nine senior students are completing a 2.4-metre rocket as their capstone project. In June, they will travel to the New Mexico desert to test their skills alongside more than 100 teams from a dozen countries in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition.

Their entry will be up against 50 other teams in the same category, carrying a payload of four kilograms to an altitude of 10,000 feet (more than three kilometres).

2017 Clark Awards to recognize 18 local service agencies

The University of Windsor will honour 18 local agencies during the annual Clark Awards, which will be presented during a celebratory dinner Wednesday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

UWindsor honors Michael Bell with surprise honorary degree

Adjunct professor and former Canadian ambassador Michael Bell was surprised with an honorary degree from the University of Windsor on Friday.

Bell was bestowed with a doctorate of laws by University of Windsor chancellor Ed Lumley at a private dinner on campus with friends, family and colleagues. The event also served as an opportunity to celebrate the first of three books detailing the Jerusalem Old City Initiative (JOCI) that Dr. Bell helped co-found in 2003. It was under that pretense that he was surprised with the degree.

Inaugural board of advisors brings experience and contacts to EPICentre

(Windsor, Ontario, Feb. 2, 2017) ­­– A team of executives with expertise in corporate strategy, industrial and institutional leadership, entrepreneurial and technology support, and banking and innovation investment was recently appointed to UWindsor’s first EPIC Board of Advisors.

The board, selected by UWindsor President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Wildeman, will give guidance to EPICentre’s students, faculty, alumni, and community stakeholders in the areas of innovation and commercialization, as well as access to business contacts throughout North America.

Dr. Alan Wildeman announces 2018 departure during annual address

President Alan Wildeman

(Windsor, Ontario, Friday, January 27, 2017) ­­– University of Windsor President and Vice Chancellor Alan Wildeman today announced that he will leave his position effective June 2018. Dr. Wildeman was appointed to his position July 1, 2008.

The announcement came at the annual State of the University address this morning at which Dr. Wildeman said he had made his decision only after long reflection.

UWindsor to receive federal funding for research infrastructure

UWindsor to receive federal funding for research infrastructure

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the Government of Canada is investing $14.95 million for a total combined investment of more than $30 million in the University of Windsor, which will help foster the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

Career goals shape social networks, study finds

Catherine Shea

New research out of the University of Windsor suggests a novel strategy to those looking to get ahead in the workplace: take a closer look at your social network. The study suggests that highly motivated employees see their workplace colleagues differently and form differing patterns of social relationships, helping them to get ahead in their careers.

Open House to introduce prospective students to university life Nov. 5

Student enjoying open house

(Windsor, Ontario, Friday, October 28, 2016) ­­Prospective students and their families will be able to tour the campus, learn more about each academic program, and participate in academic and student service sessions at the University of Windsor’s Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s event aims at offering students a glimpse of what university life is all about, and the tools available to make a smooth transition.