Marlys Koschinsky

Open house reception to bid farewell to dean of science

Friends and colleagues of former dean of science Marlys Koschinsky will have a chance to wish her well in the next stage of her career at an open house reception on Tuesday, September 29.

The event runs 2 to 4 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall, and will offer light refreshments as well as collegiality.

Marlys Koschinsky, Daniel HeathDean of science Marlys Koschinsky congratulates Daniel Heath on his lifetime achievement award.

Reception celebrates successes in science

The 15th Annual Faculty of Science Celebration of Success, April 1 in the CAW Student Centre, recognized the extraordinary achievements of its educators and researchers, says dean Marlys Koschinsky.

“Whether it be a high impact publication, a prestigious grant or award, demonstrated teaching effectiveness, or superlative efforts on a special project,” she said, “I want to recognize and celebrate the impact of what we do in science, and to share our accomplishments with the University of Windsor community and beyond.”

Reception honours equity champion

Family, friends and colleagues came together at Kerr House on June 4 for a reception honouring Lynda Corkum as the 2014 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award.

Dr. Corkum was nominated by Charles Macdonald and Marlys Koschinsky who spoke to her many contributions over the years to equity and diversity.

Organizer seeking student volunteers for science outreach program

Sharing her passion for science with elementary and high school youth helped to remind Michelle Bondy why she loved the subject in the first place. Now she is hoping to spread that enthusiasm with the help of student volunteers from the University of Windsor.

A UWindsor biology grad (BSc 2009), Bondy is outreach program coordinator for the Faculty of Science, and has started recruiting for Let’s Talk Science, which offers free hands-on activities to engage children in science, technology, engineering and math.

Reception fêtes accomplishments of science faculty, staff and students

As a relative newcomer to campus, Steven Rehse—who joined the physics department in May 2011—says the Science Celebration of Success serves several purposes for him.

“First, it’s great to see what people in other departments are doing. Second, there is a social element and I am still getting to know people,” he said. “Finally, it’s great just to keep reminding ourselves of the extraordinary things going on in our faculty.”

Local charity donates $10,000 to cancer research project

Her brother Kevin survived cancer but was ultimately killed by side effects of its treatment, says Kate Couvillon. That’s why she welcomes research into alternatives to chemotherapy, like the work on dandelion root extract conducted in the lab of UWindsor professor Siyaram Pandey.

“I think it’s good that people reach out in support of efforts like this,” she said September 20, as the Pajama Angels made a $10,000 donation to the Kevin Couvillon Research Project.

Campus planting sparks sharing of tree stories

The Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioica) derives its common name from reports that early European settlers used its seedpods as a coffee substitute. The species survives in Canada only in southwestern Ontario, where it is considered threatened.

That population grew by one Wednesday, as the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Jull EES Club helped to plant a specimen in front of Memorial Hall in celebration of National Tree Day.