Melissa Derus

Brass recital to feature UWindsor grad

Trumpeter and UWindsor alumna Melissa Derus (BMus 2011) is one of the featured performers with the Forest City Brass Quintet, offering a free public recital Thursday in the Music Building.

The group, founded in 2011 at Western University’s Don Wright School of Music, is composed of students from the fields of music performance and music education. Its members have toured across Ontario to offer their expertise in chamber music performance, training brass players in secondary and elementary schools.

Earth and environmental sciences students mine for gold in northern Manitoba

Mike Glendenning and his colleagues were prospecting for gold in the far reaches of northern Manitoba this summer, but may have inadvertently picked up some new knowledge in the field of entomology.

“There’s mosquitoes there, blackflies, horseflies, moose flies and new breeds of flies I’ve never even heard of,” the geology major and graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences said of the bugs he encountered during one of several two-week work rotations he’s done in the remote mining town of Lynn Lake.