Graduate Students

Ali AbdulHusseinAli AbdulHussein says he wants to build collaborative relationships between the faculties of business and engineering.

New prof to bridge gap between business, engineering

Lots of engineers have great, innovative product concepts, but may lack the business acumen to develop them into marketable goods. A lot of business students have great marketing skills, but might not have access to solid creative product ideas to promote.

Enter Ali AbdulHussein.

“I’m trying to build a formal link between engineering and business and get them to speak the same language,” says one of the newest faculty members on campus. “We want to create something more concrete that can turn into real ventures.”

capstone studentsFourth-year engineering students Barbara Wlodarczyk, Vincent Colussi, Terence Dimatulac, and Kaveera Naraynsingh stand in front of their E.C. Row Expressway traffic solutions poster.

E.C. Row Expressway improvements among engineering capstone projects

The section of the E.C. Row Expressway between Dougall and Walker roads is arguably one of the most dangerous strips of highway in the region, and many believe it’s only going to get worse as traffic increases in the area.

However, a group of fourth-year civil and environmental engineering students have come up with some designs suggestions to ease traffic that’s expected to double in the area by 2031.

people working in Studio AProfessor Brent Lee (in red) works with research assistants with the Noiseborder Ensemble in designing Supernatant, a new work that involves the tracking of objects in a video feed and mapping the data to graphics generation, sound processing and sound spatialization in real time. Photo by Sigi Torinus.

Series to spotlight artistic collaboration

A series of presentations and performances over the next few days will showcase collaboration between the Noiseborder Ensemble and matralab.

Life in post-industrial ecology discussed at roundtable tonight

Stories about the politics and practices of altering life forms that raise questions about the possibilities of re-imagining life in a post-industrial ecology will be shared during a special round-table discussion at Villain’s Beastro tonight.

Dave YurkowskiPhD student Dave Yurkowski pulls a ringed seal into a boat in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

Grad student travels to Arctic to study ringed seals

Mention seals to most Canadians and chances are their minds will immediately jump to the variety of harp seals that are controversially hunted on the east coast.

But the lesser known ringed seals are just as important to Canada’s Arctic, and a PhD student in the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research is devoting his research to studying their behaviour and how it may be changing as a result of climate change in the north.

FUELKinesiology graduate student Sara Santarossa, right, leads a group of high school girls through a high intensity cardio workout at Assumption high school last week.

High school girls get FUELed up through partnership program

Hundreds of high school girls across Windsor-Essex are discovering they can make a lifelong commitment to staying healthy by being physically active even if they don’t play sports.

“A lot of these girls don’t realize how capable they really are, so when they find out what they can do, that’s very motivating for them,” said Jenn Stefanczyk, a fourth-year kinesiology student who volunteers with the Females Using Energy for Life (FUEL) program.