Spotlight on Graduate Research

HK grad student combats stigma of disability

Robert Wilson performs a leg extension at the St. Denis Centre as part of the Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) program coordinated by PhD student Kelly Carr in partnership with Community Living Essex County.Robert Wilson performs a leg extension at the St. Denis Centre as part of the Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) program coordinated by PhD student Kelly Carr in partnership with Community Living Essex County.

Kelly Carr wants to destroy barriers.

That’s why her research as a PhD student at the University of Windsor has worked to showcase the strengths of people with disabilities to combat the negative stigma that often follows them throughout their lives.

Carr’s research is broken into three phases and examines how people with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) participating in a physical exercise program, meaningful employment and elite sports can influence opinion.

Mechanical engineering students receive international research award

Hamed Kalami, Andre Khayat and Liza DiCeccoResearch conducted by mechanical engineering students Hamed Kalami, Andre Khayat and Liza DiCecco was highlighted at the12th International Federation of Automatic Control Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems on December 5 to 7 in Austin, Texas. Kalami and Khayat received the Young Researcher Award for their work on a 3D printable hand brace that can assist people with connective tissue disorders.

Windsor engineering students won international recognition for design of a 3D printable hand brace to assist people with connective tissue disorders.