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Engineering students honoured for helping Walkerton camp mitigate riverbank erosion

Board members of Camp Cherith thank UWindsor engineering studentsBoard members of Camp Cherith (standing) thank UWindsor engineering students Lauren Ramirez, Anne Baker, Karla Gorospe, and Rachel Muir for their help in fighting erosion of the camp’s grounds. (Not pictured: Kwame Afrani and Mike Kadhim.)

A team of engineering students has designed a structure that will help protect a children’s camp from erosion on the banks of the Saugeen River.

Scholarships an investment in Canada’s next generation of global leaders

Ram Balachandar, vice-provost international, and Patti Weir, dean of graduate studies, are pleased to announce the receipt of two Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

These prestigious three-year scholarships are funded through the Community Foundations of Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

AUCC president Paul Davidson says the scholarships will provide students with transformative international study and research experiences.

Design contest win secures free trip to New Orleans for engineering students

contest winnersFrom left, engineering students Shibin Pennickara, Hajjar Al-Hasna Ahmad Rizal, Yanting Liu, and Stephanie Shaw took top honours in the Water Environment Association of Ontario student design contest.

A group of fourth-year engineering students will get an all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans this fall after taking top honours in a contest that required them to design a new wastewater treatment plan for a rapidly growing region north of Toronto.

Real-life experience earns leadership appointment for engineering grad

Tramping around in a marsh isn’t something he would recommend for everyone, says Ian Wilson, but it helped him land a dream job.

As part of his research assistantship during his master’s studies in civil engineering, Wilson donned hip waders to survey the Big Creek marsh, which covers more than 700 hectares of southern Essex County.

“It was a foot of muck,” he says. “I got stuck at least a dozen times.”