John Powell

University’s app launch well-received

The myUWindsor app will definitely make student life easier, says Ronnie Haidar, but it may make faculty life more difficult.

“I feel sorry for professors because students are going to be playing with this in class,” the fourth-year business student said. “It’s so cool; there’s so much to explore.”

Haidar introduced the mobile app, which provides a wide array of campus information to students with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smart devices, at a launch event Thursday to open Campus Technology Day 2012.

UWindsor provides new level of student service by launching mobile app

The University of Windsor is bringing student service to a new level with a mobile app to help students do everything from check their grades to find a place to eat on campus – all in the palm of their hands.

Compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android technology, the myUWindsor app provides mobile access to all the web-based services and information students would typically access on the University’s home page, through the student portal and the Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor (CLEW) learning management system.

Web site traces University’s involvement in local community

From concerts and stage productions that enhance its culture to business and engineering innovations that drive its economy, the University of Windsor plays a central role in the Windsor-Essex region.

Now a new Web site aims to document those ties to the community, says John Powell, director of web communications in the office of public affairs.

“We know that people right across campus are engaging the community in all sorts of ways,” he says. “This page is a centralized place that lists, on a daily basis, some of those stories.”