students with dean Chris HouserIncoming science students hold aloft steel water bottles they received for their high entering grade averages.

Science student recognition event outgrows capacity

The growing number of science students qualifying for the Dean’s Honour Roll prompted the faculty to divide its start-of-year celebrations in two.

A single reception used to recognize returning honour students and first-year students with entering averages above 90 per cent. But with a combined total this year approaching 550, organizers decided to split them into separate events, held Thursday and Friday in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.

“It’s a good problem to have,” acknowledged Chris Houser, dean of the Faculty of Science. “We’re seeing more and more of our students achieve at a top level.”

Each group received a welcome from Dr. Houser and UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, along with certificates of achievement, a gift, and an address by a science grad — InspireHub chief operating office Karolyn Hart for the first-years, and winemaker Allison Christ of Colio for the upper-class group.

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