Education

Lancer grads to grace Canadian athletics roster

Two UWindsor alumnae are among the 56 athletes who will represent Canada on the track at the 2013 Summer Universiade, July 7 to12 in Kazan, Russia.

Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) and Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012) will suit up in the red and white; Bishop will run the 800-metre event, while Montcalm will compete in the 400-metre hurdles.

UWindsor grads to carry on Catholic Campus Ministry

Two UWindsor grads working for Assumption University have pledged to carry on the work of Campus Ministry as chaplain Rev. Chris Valka prepares to take up a posting in Toronto.

“Campus Ministry will continue to provide a rich experience of spiritual, liturgical, educational, and social opportunities for students,” says Thomas Dula, faith formation coordinator.

Hundreds enjoy close encounters of the scientific kind

The wonders of science were on display Saturday to hundreds of visitors attending Science Rendezvous at the CAW Student Centre. Volunteer presenters organized activities and exhibits in a range of disciplines, from chemistry, physics and biology to computer science, astronomy, forensics and engineering.

Windsor was one of a number of sites across Canada participating in the festival, showcasing world-class research happening at the nation’s universities and other institutions.

UWindsor student-athlete recognized as woman of influence

Lancer alumna Nicole Sassine was one of 19 female scholar-athletes from across the province honoured by Ontario University Athletics as “Women of Influence” at a luncheon held Tuesday, May 7. The award honours female student-athletes who have excelled in their chosen sports and fields of study.

Sassine says she is proud to have won recognition both for academic and athletic accomplishment.

Audit turns up additional opportunities for recycling

Sorting through the University’s garbage can be a little disheartening, says Taylor Purdy.

A master’s student of environmental engineering, she combed through a pile of trash Friday outside the maintenance compound on Union Avenue, conducting an audit of the waste produced on campus.

“At least half of this could have been recycled,” Purdy said. “It’s especially sad because this pile comes from the Centre for Engineering Innovation, a LEED-certified building where we are not recycling like we could be.”