Scott Martyn

Silver stars: View magazine traces UWindsor Olympic connection

The London Olympics are just around the corner. Did you know that UWindsor alumni were part of the only Canadian basketball team to ever win a medal at the Games? Or that Lancer track athlete Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) will compete for Team Canada in London?

Read about them in “Silver Stars,” the cover story in the summer edition of View magazine, published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

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Book awards a family affair

Natalie Ethier is really following in her mother’s footsteps.

A senior at L’Essor high school, she plans a career in education like her mother, Rachelle Ethier, a teacher at Tecumseh’s Ecole St-Antonie. And like her mother, Natalie Ethier is a recipient of a Human Kinetics Book Award – one of 25 given out Thursday to the outstanding student-athlete graduating from each area high school.

“I have always had a love for sports and I always wanted to teach,” said Ethier, an all-star volleyball, basketball and soccer player who also maintains an A-average in her classes.

Miracle of a trip: kinesiology students tour Olympic venues

Not everyone gets to be an Olympian, but thanks to a trip to Montreal and Lake Placid last week, students in Scott Martyn’s graduate course on “Crises, Politics, and Commercialism in the Modern Olympic Movement,” got to feel like world-class athletes for a couple of days.

“Overall this was an unforgettable experience that provided students with an opportunity to supplement the material learned in class with a unique hands-on experience,” said master’s student Ryan McConnell.