Saher Zaidi, Chris HouserSaher Zaidi, president of the UWindsor chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, welcomes acting VP research and innovation Chris Houser as an honorary member at its new members recognition reception, Nov. 25 in the student centre.

Honour society inducts new members

The UWindsor chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society honoured 117 new members with a reception Nov. 25 in the student centre.

Membership is by invitation and is open only to the top 15 per cent of college and university sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study. The society has chapters at more than 400 post-secondary institutions in Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Bahamas, and the United States.

“By becoming a member of Golden Key, you gain much more than a line on your resumé,” chapter president Saher Zaidi, a fourth-year social work major, told the newest recruits. “You become part of something greater — an extended family of peers, mentors, and connections all working together towards a common goal.

“Golden Key members from around the globe are united by their commitment to excellence in academics, leadership, and service and, through this commitment, better the world around them.”

The event doubled as a holiday gift drive for the Aboriginal Child Resource Centre, with donations of dozens of bags full of such items as socks, colouring books, and gift cards.

It also served to induct new honorary members: UWindsor president Robert Gordon, acting vice-president research and innovation Chris Houser, acting associate vice-president student experience Phebe Lam, and law professor Laverne Jacobs.

Find more information on the chapter’s Instagram feed, @gkwindsor.