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UWindsor looks to curb greenhouse gas emissions through $4.5 million retrofit

6 hours 59 min ago

Students and faculty will be able to breathe easier thanks to a multi-million-dollar grant from the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

The University of Windsor’s board of governors has voted to proceed with the Greenhouse Gas Campus Retrofit Project to be supported by the single-year project grant of $4.5 million.

Computer science students hack their way to health

7 hours 17 min ago

Two teams from UWindsor’s School of Computer Science took home prizes at the fourth annual Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit on April 13 and 14.

Reception honours charity’s top supporters

7 hours 19 min ago

A reception Friday honoured the most generous donors to the campus campaign for United Way.

Comedy cast to feature familiar faces

7 hours 20 min ago

Actors Kevin McDonald and Colin Mochrie have joined the cast of the comedy feature “Boys vs. Girls,” which will begin shooting in Windsor this June.

Buy a bag of buttery shortbread from the Bookstore

7 hours 21 min ago

Indulge in a package of shortbread from the Campus Bookstore.

Food service outlets begin summer hours

7 hours 22 min ago

Food Services began its summer hours of operation April 23.

Conservation efforts earn UWindsor a green star

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:50

The University received Enwin’s GreenStar award for making conservation a priority on campus.

Researchers use 3D printed toads in the wild

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:45

When the rains eventually blanket northwest Costa Rica, ushering in the country’s wet season, a booming chorus of yellow toads will fill the tropical forest.

And the moment that rain starts to fall, UWindsor’s Katrina Switzer will race to a pond in Santa Rosa National Park where she’ll match 3D printed “Robotoads” with unsuspecting mates.

“The Neotropical Yellow Toads have a large breeding event that really only happens once a year during the first massive rainfall,” Switzer explained, adding the rain usually starts falling in the middle of the night.

Campus lab spells science fair success for high school team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:40

Walkerville Collegiate students Mahnoz Akhtari and Shawn Tanner will exhibit their project, born in a UWindsor lab, in the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

UWindsor students and alumni honoured by engineering community

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:35

Several UWindsor engineering students and alumni were among those honoured last week during a local celebration of the profession.

Student to challenge use of war as metaphor for argument

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:30

When describing the nature of argument, war is one of the most popular metaphors — and one of the most misused, says Michael Yong-Set.

“For all the ways this metaphor helpfully guides us in understanding argument, there seem to be several very troubling ways that it can misdirect our thinking and miscalibrate our expectations when we argue,” he says.

First Black baseball champions in Ontario subject of lecture

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:29

Heidi Jacobs will discuss her work on the Chatham Coloured All-Stars archive in a free public lecture April 25.

President announces appointments

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:26

University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman has announced that Prof. Jeff Berryman has agreed to take on the role of Acting Provost and Vice-President, Academic. Prof. Berryman is currently in the third year of his term as Associate Vice-President, Academic, and is an internationally renowned legal scholar, a Distinguished University Professor, and Professor of Law. He previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor.

UWindsor grad grabs piece of history

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:25

Mike Alexander plans to present his parents with a brick from the former Music Building, where they met as students.

Volunteering provides valuable experience, student avers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:24

A publication marking National Volunteer Week features an account of his experience by student Kyle Cacilhas.

Month-end deadline to apply for spring graduation

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:12

Applications to graduate will not be accepted after April 30.

Open house reception to honour retiring Marty Lowman

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:04

An open house May 4 at the Sandwich Brewing Company will celebrate the retirement of academic advisor Marty Lowman.

Hum generating buzz on the other side of the world

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:39

Engineering professor Colin Novak will be featured in a Japanese science show for his investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.

Poster presentations allow psych students to discuss community placements

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:35

Disability studies and psychology students presented posters documenting their practicum placement experiences Tuesday in the CAW Student Centre.

Faculty feature film to debut on festival circuit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:31

UWindsor professor Mike Stasko co-wrote, -produced, -directed, and stars in the sci-fi thriller “The Control,” which will premiere next week.