Bill Van Heyst, Apoorva SrivastavaDean of engineering Bill Van Heyst receives a Meenakari marble plate from Indian consul general in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava. Meenakari is the art of ornamenting the surface of marble and metals by fusing over brilliant colours in an intricate design.

Consular visit proves insightful and encouraging

India’s consul general in Toronto said her April 12 tour of UWindsor engineering research facilities left her hoping for greater interaction with the school.

“I was really impressed by the hands-on training that the department is giving,” said Apoorva Srivastava. “I really hope that this is the beginning of a connection and definitely would like more.”

Dean of engineering Bill Van Heyst and other officials led her through some of the faculty’s research labs. Afterward, she enjoyed a discussion over lunch with representatives of the Master of Engineering Graduate Student Society, who highlighted diversity, inclusion, cultural learning, balanced academic-personal life, and a friendly atmosphere as reasons they enjoy life in Windsor.

“The students are very happy being at the University with the education and extracurricular activities,” Srivastava said. “It is clear they are taken care of and so thankful to the University.”

Read the entire story on the Faculty of Engineering website.