expanse of space with Alumni Hall in backgroundThe University will break ground next spring for a new student residence on this site on Sunset Ave. opposite Alumni Hall.

Student residence slated for Sunset site

The University of Windsor plans to break ground next spring on a new student residence on Sunset Ave. between Wyandotte and Union streets.

The state-of-the-art six-storey building will feature 440 private rooms, arranged in suites with two rooms sharing a bathroom. The 160,000 square foot floorplan will feature relevant amenities for students and will be ready to welcome students ahead of the Fall 2025 semester.

The project is made possible by a public-private partnership with Tilbury Capital, a local real estate investment, development, and management company.

“The University of Windsor is thrilled to be able to offer yet another option of residence to our students,” said Phebe Lam, UWindsor’s acting associate vice-president, student experience. “Having a modern, comfortable, and vibrant living environment supports student engagement, growth, and experience.”

The new residence helps address Windsor’s growing housing shortage while offering students the convenience of living on campus. Dr. Lam added that this residence will be the premier offering of the University’s housing inventory.

The University currently has four residence buildings — Residence Hall West, Laurier Hall, Cartier Hall, and Alumni Hall. Each year, UWindsor welcomes 150 to 350 students in each residence as well as thousands more living in private, off-campus rental accommodations.

“We are pleased to partner with the University of Windsor to bring additional student housing to campus,” said Michael Kaye, a partner in Tilbury Capital. “We are excited to begin work on this momentous project.”

The announcement of the new residence comes amid significant facility investments at UWindsor. Other construction projects include the Toldo Lancer Centre, Transforming Windsor Law, and the renovation of 300 Ouellette Ave.

Sang-Chul Suh, Jared SeagrisEconomics professor Sang-Chul Suh will supervise undergraduate student Jared Seagris in a summer research project.

Awards to support student summer research projects

The inaugural winners of the Economics Summer Research Awards will receive hands-on experience, “Learning by Doing” under the supervision of a professor, says economics department head Sang-Chul Suh.

“In addition to an in-depth learning on a selected topic, it also gives students an opportunity to connect with a professor,” he says. “Building close connections with professors will help students learn better and be better prepared for their future careers.”

Each winning undergraduate is awarded $500 and paired with a researcher and a research project.

This year’s winners are:

  • Sean Coughlin will work on the effects of an agent’s labour supply when there is a non-zero probability of receiving a bequest or gift in the future under the supervision of Marcelo Arbex.
  • Zijun Fan will work on the Canadian labour market during the COVID recession under the supervision of Yahong Zhang.
  • David Henderson will work on the role of credit default swaps in the 2008 financial crisis in the U.S. under the supervision of Hyuk-Jae Rhee.
  • Jared Seagris will work on the Easterlin Paradox and the shortcomings of GDP to correctly measure happiness, along with some other potential candidates for this ‘happiness index’ under the supervision of Dr. Suh.
Bill Middleton with group of prospective studentsBill Middleton, an environmental technologist in civil and environmental engineering, explains a biofuel cell to a group of prospective students in the Environmental Lab.

Engineering academic open house welcomes prospective fall 2022 students

Faculty, staff members, and current engineering students greeted prospective students and their guests at engineering’s Academic Open House on Saturday, May 14.

Visitors were provided a brief overview of the faculty’s academic programs, supports, and awards and scholarships that are available. Afterwards, they were split into groups to collaborate in mock engineering proposals, tour research labs, view demonstrations, and participate in self-guided tours while staff, faculty, and students answered questions.

The welcome group speakers included:

  • Bill Van Heyst, dean of engineering;
  • Jennifer Johrendt, associate dean of student affairs, WINONE;
  • Giselle St. Louis, clinical therapist; and
  • Mike Konstantino, engineering outreach program co-ordinator.

Tour highlights included:

  • electrical, mechanical, and industrial research and capstone project displays in the Capstone Courtyard
  • civil engineering structural monitoring demonstration and 3-D printed housing display in the structures lab
  • electrical engineering demo and display in the undergraduate circuits lab
  • environmental engineering
  • mechatronics display in the mechatronics lab

“It was really interesting to see the different branches that engineering offers,” said May-Ling To, a grade 12 student from Kingsville District High School. “It’s definitely more impressive and the information sticks to your mind better to actually see the labs and the demonstrations rather than just reading about it.”

Brady Melton, a grade 12 student from Lambton Central Collegiate and Vocational Institute, said he looks forward to a rewarding academic experience balanced with healthy student life.

“I feel I’ll be able to learn a lot here. The facility is new and that’s important,” Melton said. “My timing and interest in automotive engineering couldn’t have been better with Stellantis and the new electric car battery lab. School has always been my number one priority and will continue to be, but I also hope to continue playing sports and get involved in other on-campus activities as well.”

To learn more about the WINONE Office for First-Year Engineering, contact winone@uwindsor.ca.

To learn more about Engineering’s Outreach programs, contact Mike Konstantino.

Johnny Loaring Classic logoThe Johnny Loaring Classic track and field meet will bring elite athletes to Alumni Stadium on Saturday, May 21.

Weekend meet to showcase top athletes

The Johnny Loaring Classic track and field meet will bring elite athletes to Alumni Stadium on Saturday, May 21.

A stop on the Athletics Canada national tour, it is also newly designated a Challenger series event by World Athletics, the international governing body for track and field — which will confer more points for competitors in world rankings.

“The Johnny Loaring Classic’s elevation in status with World Athletics is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the local organizing committee, the support of local businesses, the ability of the knowledgeable local volunteer officials, and the support of track and field by the community of Windsor-Essex,” says meet director Brett Lumley, associate head coach of Lancer track and field. “We invite all to come out to see some of the very best in the sport compete in an action-packed program.”

Find more information, including event schedules and ticket details, on the meet website.

Mike HaveyAn open house reception June 10 will celebrate the retirement of athletics director Mike Havey.

Colleagues invited to celebrate retirement of long-time staffer Mike Havey

Friends and colleagues of athletics director Mike Havey are invited to celebrate his retirement after 31 years of service to the University of Windsor at an open house reception Friday, June 10.

Havey’s UWindsor career spans stints as head coach of Lancer men’s basketball, associate director of athletics, and — since 2014 — director of athletics and recreational services.

The event will run 2 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Toldo Lancer Centre.

filing cabinetThe University has declared several items of office furniture for sale by bid, including this two-drawer filing cabinet.

University offers office furniture for sale by bid

The University has declared several items of office furniture for sale by bid as Disposal File 1051.

On the block are:

  • a two-drawer filing cabinet measuring 36" x 18" x 27"
  • an oblong table 5' x 30"
  • a round table 34" x 29.5"
  • a four-drawer filing cabinet 28" x 18" x 52.5"
  • a bookcase 7' x 37"

Click here for details.