Laura Prada

Educational support services help student adjust to Canadian university life

As a student new to Canada, Syeda Fariha found it difficult to adjust to the differing expectations of her professors. She transferred to Windsor in fall 2011 after two years studying economics in her native Bangladesh.

“In the beginning, I had no friends and I was struggling with my studies,” she recalls. “I was frustrated and disappointed.”

However, Connecting4Success and other programs of the Educational Development Centre have helped her gain confidence.

Web site to match volunteer interests and opportunities

Recruiting volunteers and finding volunteer opportunities has never been so easy.

A new Web site,, will showcase events requiring volunteer help and allow UWindsor students to register with their interests and availability. They will be matched automatically with the specifications of event organizers and volunteer recruiters from any department or office.