Fall is a special time at UWindsor. A renewed sense of optimism pervades the campus as students, faculty and staff embark on another year of making a difference in people’s lives through teaching, research, creative art, and innovation.
You’ll find that spirit alive and well in the pages of this edition of VIEW.
Our cover story focuses on EPICentre—the campus’ new home of entrepreneurship and innovation. From in-class education to extra- curricular events and activities, this initiative provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity and resources to successfully start and grow a business.
This edition also highlights the groundbreaking research of Psychology and Women’s Studies professor, Dr. Charlene Senn, who developed a sexual assault resistance education program that shows lasting, positive outcomes. This exciting announcement sparked media coverage across the globe.
As is our tradition, Fall VIEW introduces our readers to one of our Annual Giving Program (AGP) callers. Lancer pole-vaulter Milos Savic is a stellar athlete and advocate for the AGP, which funds scholarships and such other campus initiatives as research equipment, library books and enhanced classrooms.
In other campus news, UWindsor ranked among five Canadian universities noted as the greenest in North America by the Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges. Case in point: UWindsor MBA students built a greenhouse made almost entirely of nearly 2,000 recyclable plastic water bottles this past summer.
And don’t miss the inspiring story of Veronika Mogyorody, associate professor in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, named among five outstanding post-secondary educators to receive the 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.
I want to thank all of our alumni and friends for their support, and our faculty and staff for the energy and creativity they bring to making UWindsor a place where students can have an experience that will last them a lifetime.
President and Vice-Chancellor