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Research shows effectiveness of homemade masks

4 hours 30 min ago

Properly made cotton masks can be as effective as surgical medical masks, according to a new study.

Partnership promoting pride at work

4 hours 35 min ago

Membership in Pride at Work Canada makes its resources available to all UWindsor students, staff, and faculty.

Design contest a chance to make your mark

4 hours 40 min ago
The Alumni Association is hosting a contest to design a bookmark.

Law clinic to receive settlement fund from class action suit

4 hours 45 min ago

The settlement of a securities class action lawsuit included an award of $90,000 to the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law.

Make computer care part of your routine: IT Services

4 hours 50 min ago

Cybersecurity should be an important part of your computer care routine.

Set sail on treasure hunt for faculty-staff trivia

4 hours 55 min ago
The next faculty-staff trivia night will weigh anchor Friday, Oct. 22.

Suggestions offer ways to improve sleep

5 hours 27 sec ago

Human Resources offers tips to perfect your sleep habits.

Contest invites young entrepreneurs to hone skills, win prizes

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 00:38

The next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs will have a chance to present their ideas for an innovative, direct-to-consumer product; build their resumé; gain experience working as part of an entrepreneurial team; network with business leaders; and qualify for a chance to win cash and prizes by participating in the Canadian Academic Entrepreneur Challenge.

The Challenge, sponsored by the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF), will have participants utilize business, creative and critical-thinking skills, says the program’s academic advisory Derek Hassay.

“Shared, real-world projects are incredibly important for all students during this ‘virtual’ period in our lives and this inclusive initiative can play a crucial role in fulfilling that need,” he said.

Challenge registration is now open and first round submissions are due by November 12, 2021.

University to open its door during Open Streets

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 00:38

UWindsor will open its doors to the public this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Open Streets Windsor – an annual event connecting neighbourhoods and people around the community.

The eight-kilometre Open Streets route, spanning neighbourhoods from the west end to the east, will temporarily close street to traffic to allow people to enjoy the diversity of their community on foot.

The University will offer the following free events to the public:

·        Athletics and Recreation will run fitness classes every hour featuring,

o   Morning flow yoga at 10:15 a.m.

o   Body weight HIIT at 11 a.m.

o   Cardio Combat at 12:15 p.m.

o   No equipment/no problem at 1 p.m.

·        The Faculty of Science will encourage the public to make its own catapults and microscope stands at Let’s Talk Science;

·        The Faculty of Engineering will engage visitors with demonstrations of a mechanical robotic arm, model bridge, wind turbine, and more;

·         Centre for Cities, Student Recruitment and Education will be on hand with information tables; and

·        SoCA at the downtown Windsor campus will present Creative City, a collaborative art project inviting people to come together to create a model city using cardboard boxes.

 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month brings attention to scams

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 00:38

More than a quarter (26%) of Canadians responded that they have been a victim of an email phishing scam, according to a survey prepared for the federal government. 

Phishing scams can take several forms from emailing, texting, calling, or leaving a voicemail but all are trying to fool a victim to get their personal or corporate information. Hackers will use it to gain access to online accounts and more for fraudulent purposes. 

“When you receive an unexpected call or email asking for personal or company information, you should think critically about the request,” says Kevin Macnaughton, team leader security in IT Services. “While the person may appear to be helpful or in need, often they’re trying to manipulate you and falling for it can cause significant monetary loss to you and the University.” 

IT Services’ top five tips for spotting, and ultimately avoiding phishing are: 

  1. Consider the request in detail.  
  • Is it an unusual or unexpected ask from the sender?  
  • Is there an odd sense of urgency? 
  • Does it ask you to open an attachment you were not expecting?  
  • Does the message ask you to log in or supply personal information to a website? 
  1. Examine the sender’s name and email address carefully. Does is come from a public email like “gmail.com” or another free email service when it should be coming from a business or corporation. 
  1. Review the message.  Does it have spelling errors, bad grammar, odd formatting, or missing signature?  
  1. Check any links in the message.  
  • When you hover over them, are the web addresses suspicious?  
  • Do any of the characters appear to be lookalikes instead of the correct letters? 
  1. For call scams, beware of a request to access your computer. Do they want to connect with you via remote desktop or ask that you share your log-in information to an online account? 
  2.  

If you answer YES to any of the questions above, do not react to the message. Instead, if you think the message may be legitimate, contact the sender through a different communication channel to verify it. Otherwise, report the message or call to spam@uwindsor.ca or contact the IT Service Desk at 519-253-3000 ext. 4440.  

Find examples of phishing messages on the Cybersecurity Awareness website. 

To showcase the global cybersecurity efforts, we are sharing the Irish campaign, "Stop.Think.Connect.” 

Led by IT Services, Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts highlight cybersecurity issues relevant to the UWindsor community. More information can be found at uwindsor.ca/cybersecurity