Katia Benoit

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.”

Student recruitment office relocates to Odette Building

The Office of Liaison and Student Recruitment has taken up temporary residence in room 204, Odette Building, while it awaits completion of the Welcome Centre.

“This move puts us in a more highly visible and accessible location,” says recruitment officer Katia Benoit. “It will make it easier for prospective students and their families to find us, as well as putting us in the heart of the new and exciting physical changes that are happening across campus.”

Law student headed for highest court in the land

Though it may be a more anonymous, behind-the-scenes sort of job, a third-year Windsor law student is looking forward to the opportunity of getting a rare glimpse into the legal decisions made by the highest court in the land.

Alana Longmoore learned earlier this year that beginning next September she’ll start a coveted clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, making her only the sixth UWindsor student to secure such a position dating back to 1986 when the Faculty of Law started keeping records.

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