Chancellor Mary Jo HaddadChancellor Mary Jo Haddad reflects on the past year and the challenges of COVID-19, celebrating all that we have accomplished by working together.

Chancellor shares message of gratitude and hope

Dear University of Windsor Community:

As we reflect on the past year and the unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19, we celebrate all that we have accomplished by working together, by supporting one another and by keeping each other safe. We have embraced change, found new ways to work, leveraged technology at lightning speed to offer courses and meet with each other virtually and although extremely difficult, we learned to socialize from a distance.

You overcame barriers and persevered to improve campus life, to engage in research, to study in your chosen fields, guided by the thoughtful and skilled faculty and staff and to generously volunteer your time and talent to improve the community around you. Take pride in all you have accomplished and be energized with the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

I am grateful for the leadership of our President, Robert Gordon, and the many faculty and staff who stepped up to respond to an ever-changing situation to keep us safe and informed. I am grateful to the thousands of students who chose the University of Windsor to pursue higher education and embrace virtual campus life. I am grateful to a community of supporters and especially our donors who have enabled our vision to offer the very best to our students.

Whatever your plans to celebrate the holiday season, please be safe, be kind and be grateful. May your days be bright and your hearts filled with hope.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

Mary Jo Haddad
University of Windsor