Enrique Chacon

Work of UWindsor international student advisor wins plaudits

International student advisor Enrique Chacon has another piece of hardware to add to his collection of service awards after receiving the Canadian Bureau for International Education Exemplary Service to CBIE Award recently.

The prize recognizes long-term service to CBIE and the field of international education and acknowledges Chacon for his “positive attitude, generosity and willingness to educate others.”

Session to offer information on obtaining permanent residency in Canada

The International Student Centre will hold an information session on permanent immigration to Canada on Thursday, November 8, in room 102, Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The information sessions, held during fall and winter semesters, bring an officer from Canada Immigration and Citizenship to campus to explain the different application processes for permanent residence and citizenship in Canada.

International students enjoy a welcome from Windsor

More than 350 new students coming to UWindsor this fall from overseas—including almost 90 exchange students—help to define the campus as an international destination, says Enrique Chacon.

The international student advisor helped to organize orientation sessions especially for this group, with sessions Sunday and Monday on topics ranging from adjusting to Canada’s culture and climate, understanding expectations for academic integrity, and dealing with visa and immigration issues.

Paschal Dim said that he already made some new friends during a welcoming barbecue on Sunday.

Memorial ceremony draws mourners for engineering student

More than 200 mourners—students, faculty, staff and members of Windsor’s Chinese community—gathered Friday for a memorial ceremony in honour of Shaowen Zhang, the engineering student who died August 21.

“We want to commemorate him,” said Penchong Mao, a fellow engineering student who befriended Zhang during their time in the English Language Improvement Program. “We hope he can stay in peace. We want to be his family.”

It was a theme echoed by international student advisor Enrique Chacon, who said he was amazed by the turnout.