Faculty, staff, and students welcomed more than 2,000 prospective students and their guests to campus for the UWindsor Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The day’s activities included tours of facilities and sessions offering information on awards and other supports available to ensure student success, student life, and academic programs.
In engineering, dean Bill Van Heyst and associate dean of student affairs Jen Johrendt greeted visitors and encouraged them to visit displays located throughout the Centre for Engineering Innovation highlighting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“It was great to meet so many enthusiastic potential students interested in engineering. The Sustainable Development Goals were a big hit and showcased our outstanding faculty, facilities, and staff,” said Dr. Van Heyst. “This wouldn’t be a successful event without the team effort by everyone.”
It’s a sentiment shared by Chris Busch, associate vice-president for enrolment management.
“I am so grateful to the faculty, staff, and outstanding students who spent their Saturday sharing what it means to be Windsor Proud with our prospective students,” he said. “This event could not happen without the campus community’s collective efforts.”
Electrical engineering professor Bala Balasingam posed a stumper to visitors touring his Battery Management Systems lab — asking them to determine how many batteries are needed to power a vehicle a certain distance, given its parameters and capabilities.
“Watching their enthusiasm and hard work to solving them made it totally worth the effort,” he said.