Katia Benoit

Visiting students given the royal treatment

students from Windsor Royal School in ColombiaA group of students from Windsor Royal School in Colombia enjoyed hands-on activities during a tour of the campus last week.

A group of students from Windsor Royal School in Colombia enjoyed hands-on activities during a tour of the campus last week.

Athletics opens doors to Mexican youngsters

Eric Vandenbroucke and Alan Cabrera Arellano Associate director of athletics, Eric Vandenbroucke, presents visitor Alan Cabrera Arellano with a Lancer hockey jersey.

It can be difficult to find a hockey game in Mexico, so Alan Cabrera Arellano’s family sometimes goes to a restaurant to watch the sport on television.

His visit to hockey’s homeland meant a special souvenir for Cabrera, who received a Lancer hockey jersey during a tour of UWindsor athletics facilities last week.

Breakfast reception honours decades of service to University

officials and honoreesChief human resources officer Rita La Civita (left) and president Alan Wildeman (right) congratulate 40-year employees Bruce Watt of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Richard Mallat of the St. Denis Athletics and Community Centre. Missing from photo: Lou Ann Greenham of the Leddy Library.

A reception Thursday recognized him and more than 150 UWindsor employees for attaining 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service in 2013.

Awards assignment earns contest win

UWindsor coffee mugKatia Benoit won this week’s DailyNews quiz contest and its fabulous prize of this beautiful UWindsor coffee mug.

Katia Benoit won this week’s DailyNews quiz contest and its fabulous prize of a beautiful UWindsor coffee mug.

Campus to host guidance counsellors Friday

Hosting guidance counsellors from across the province will give the University of Windsor a chance to showcase its campus and city amenities, says Katia Benoit, acting director of student recruitment.

Regional Dialogue will bring representatives from every Ontario university to the Centre for Engineering Innovation on Friday, May 3, to meet with high school guidance counsellors.

Student recruitment office to coordinate targets with academic area

Saying she hopes to work with faculties and departments to meet their student recruitment goals, Katia Benoit is looking forward to expanding recruitment in the US while continuing a focus on key regions in Ontario.

Benoit, a liaison officer since 2000 and a two-time UWindsor grad (BSc 2000, M.Ed 2008), recently took up an appointment as acting director of student recruitment. In this role, she will manage UWindsor student outreach efforts within Canada and the US.

Cross-province tour offering information to UWindsor applicants

Stops at seven cities through Ontario will provide UWindsor applicants with information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, residence, student life on campus, as well as what makes Windsor’s learning-centred environment distinctive.

The receptions are aimed at applying students and their families. Current students, faculty and staff offer them a chance to learn more about academic programs and student life at the University of Windsor.

Open House welcomes thousands to campus

Justine Bergen was glad to lend a hand during the UWindsor Open House on Friday.

The fourth-year biology student stood outside the northwest corner of Essex Hall, directing visitors to the free lunch in Vanier Hall, and from there to presentations on academic programs held in buildings across the campus.

“It’s nice to be able to help them out,” she said. “Some of them go by, looking like they know where they’re going, but others are holding their maps trying to get oriented.”