Patti Weir

Mehrdad Saif, Alison Samson, Patti WeirMehrdad Saif, dean of engineering; Alison Samson, director of graduate academic services; Brian Bendig, president of Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd.; and Patti Weir, dean of graduate studies, attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 29. Cavalier Tool and the provincial government have teamed up to provide to a $15,000 scholarship for engineering graduate students at UWindsor.

Local manufacturer and provincial government announce $15,000 scholarship for engineering students at UWindsor

Cavalier Tool and the provincial government have teamed up to provide to a $15,000 scholarship for engineering graduate students at UWindsor.

Christopher Cameron, Travis DeWolfe, Mary Ann ZokvicThe winners of the 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition held March 28 in the Ambassador Auditorium display their trophies: Christopher Cameron of English language and literature placed second, Travis DeWolfe of chemistry and biochemistry placed first and Mary Ann Zokvic of human kinetics placed third.

Fast-talking chemistry student to represent Windsor in Three Minute Thesis regionals

The winner of this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Windsor is examining how supercomputers can be used to combat superbugs.

Chemistry and biochemistry master’s student Travis DeWolfe took home the $1,000 top prize and will represent the University at the provincial final, April 12 at the University of Waterloo.

“I’m just kind of flabbergasted, really,” DeWolfe said following the competition.All of the competitors here were fantastic and so to watch them all and hear my name announced was surreal.”

Scholarships an investment in Canada’s next generation of global leaders

Ram Balachandar, vice-provost international, and Patti Weir, dean of graduate studies, are pleased to announce the receipt of two Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

These prestigious three-year scholarships are funded through the Community Foundations of Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

AUCC president Paul Davidson says the scholarships will provide students with transformative international study and research experiences.

student ambassadorsFrom left are Research Matters student ambassadors Maria van Duirhoven, Rami Gherib and Kelly Carr.

Student ambassadors fly flag for research

They’re trying to figure out how enzymes work in our bodies, better ways for people to select careers based on their personality and how physical activity can improve the lives of those with disabilities – and now they’re flying the flag for research at the University of Windsor.

Fast-talking grad students collect hardware

Winning the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition was a little overwhelming for Chris Allan, but he is already looking ahead: “I am really excited to be going to Kingston,” he said.

The doctoral student in chemistry will represent Windsor in the province-wide competition, April 18 at Queens University, after taking top local honours Monday with his presentation “From your TV to the lab: Exploring the reactivity of indium.” He also will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Community-building at centre of Windsor Welcome Week

Windsor Welcome Week is a time to begin building community, says Beth Oakley, director of the Educational Development Centre.

“We work hard to help students establish that sense of belonging,” she says. “All our activities, whether social or academic, are geared toward creating networks of support.”

Oakley will be immersing herself in the experience more than usual as she participates in Sunday’s Camp on Campus, staying overnight in the residence quad.