Students learn about job opportunities at the nursing career fair, March 31.Students learn about job opportunities at the nursing career fair, March 31.

Career fair highlights opportunities for nursing students

More than 100 students took time Friday to speak with representatives from 33 health-care agencies from both sides of the border at the 2023 Nursing Career Fair in the CAW Student Centre’s Alumni Auditorium. The event helped match future grads to prospective employers from hospitals, health-care organizations, and agencies all offering full-time, part-time, and occasional nursing opportunities.

“It’s incredible to see such a great turnout from our students, alumni, and of course, employers from Canada and the U.S. Many of these organizations have travelled quite a distance to be here,” said Susan Fox, associate dean in the Faculty of Nursing. “And by observing the interactions between our nursing students and alumni with potential employers, you can really sense the connections that are being made. It’s truly putting an exclamation mark on the day.”

Dr. Fox pointed out that the worker shortage in health care and in particular nursing, highlights the importance of job fairs and recruitment events. Demand is higher than supply; Fox emphasized that there has never been a better time to enter the nursing profession, especially with government programs like the Ontario Learn and Stay Grant.

Krista Kelly, manager of career development and experiential learning, said her office helped prepare students in advance of Friday’s fair by hosting nursing-focused events including workshops and resumé critiques, ensuring students put their best foot forward.

“This fair also helps build relationships with great employers by getting them on campus and exposing them to UWindsor student talent,” she said. “Choosing an entry level nursing job is an important moment, and ensuring our students have the opportunity to meet with potential employers for career planning is a valuable experience.”

Nadia Heddad, human resources adviser at Windsor Regional Hospital, said her team was looking forward to connecting with students in person this year.

“We were excited to visit the UWindsor campus to connect with students and provide insight into the career opportunities available at our hospital,” she said. “They asked great questions and were eager to learn and contribute.”

The event was jointly hosted by the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning and the Faculty of Nursing.

awards and trophiesThe Lancer Evening of Excellence will take place this Tuesday at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Lancers announce nominees for varsity awards

The athletics department has released the list of nominees for major awards to be conferred Tuesday, April 4, at the annual Lancer Evening of Excellence banquet.

Up for the Banner Shield as female athlete of the year are Mandy Brunet of track and field, Kristen Swiatoschik of hockey, and Lauren Gellner of soccer.

Track and field athlete Anthony Atkinson, basketball’s Thomas Kennedy, hockey netminder Nathan Torchia, and Zach Albert from volleyball are nominated for the Olympic Shield as male athlete of the year.

The DeMarco award honours those who best combine academics and athletics. Nominees on the women’s side are golfer Hannah Prieur, Megan Lozinski from softball, and Swiatoschik. The male nominees are Najee Brown-Henderson from basketball, Maceo Christmas from football, and cross country runner Cameron Cira.

Find more information, including lists of nominees for rookie, sophomore, team captain, and coach of the year, at

compassThe Research Ethics Board reminds researchers of changes that affect the ethical treatment of research projects involving humans.

Tri-Council agencies update policy on ethical conduct of research

To be ethically compliant with respect to research involving humans or their biological materials, researchers must be conversant with the new Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2022), advise the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board (REB) and the Office of Research Ethics.

A companion document that highlights the changes made in the newest policy edition has been provided by the Panel on Research Ethics. While the companion document should help to direct researchers to sections in the TCPS 2 (2022) that may be related to their work, the REB strongly advises reviewing the identified chapters and sections in their entirety to ensure compliance with the updated policy.

Research which must be reviewed by the REB prior to its commencement includes living human participants and biological materials, as well as embryos, fetuses, fetal tissue, reproductive materials, and stem cells. This applies to materials derived from living and deceased individuals.

Article 2.1 defines research as an undertaking intended to extend knowledge through a disciplined inquiry and/or systematic investigation. The term “disciplined inquiry” refers to an inquiry that is conducted with the expectation that the method, results, and conclusions will be able to withstand the scrutiny of the relevant research community.

The REB has also been working towards updating its forms and policies to align with the changes in the TCPS 2 (2022) and researchers should refer to its website for the most up-to-date information and accessing the most current forms for submissions.

Direct questions or concerns to the Office of Research Ethics at

students conferencingExplore new perspectives, expand your knowledge, and make meaningful connections at the April 19 Graduate Student Colloquium Experience.

Grad student colloquium promises transdisciplinary discussion

The Graduate Student Colloquium Experience will bring together graduate students from disciplines across the social sciences to discuss the challenges, understandings, and insights of each on April 19.

The event is hosted online by doctoral students of sociology from the University of Windsor and Carleton, child and youth studies at Brock, and curriculum studies at Western.

“We envision this colloquium as a hub to share and enrich the range of research that individuals are currently engaged with while working together and learning from one another,” says UWindsor PhD candidate Bridget Nicholls. “We seek to engage in the co-production of knowledge with graduate peers, from a wide range of subject interests, approaches, and perspectives.”

The event will run noon to 4 p.m. Registration is free but required for all participants to receive log-in information. Find details on the colloquium website.