students holding program signs during orientationSubmit plans for orientation sessions for academic programs so organizers can assign suitable rooms and promote them to new students.

Orientation organizers issue call for academic programming plans

Faculties offering academic program orientation sessions to incoming undergraduate students on Wednesday, Sept. 4, should submit their plans to organizers of UWindsor Welcome Week for two reasons:

  1. to be assigned an appropriate space, and
  2. to be included in promotional materials sent to new students.

The orientation sessions should finish no later than 2 p.m. to allow attendees time to get to the Toldo Lancer Centre for the Welcoming Celebration.

The Student Success and Leadership Centre has already reserved campus spaces and will assign them on completion of the online proposal form. Register an academic program orientation here by July 17.

Nathan DrouillardMaster’s grad Nathan Drouillard topped the student research presentation competition at the annual congress of the Canadian Association of Physicists.

Physics students win praise at national congress

UWindsor representatives won plaudits in the student research presentation competitions at the Canadian Association of Physicists annual congress in London, Ontario.

More than 20 people attended from the University, including current students, faculty, and alumni who have moved on and are performing research at other institutions.

Recently graduated Nathan Drouillard (BSc 2021, MSc 2024) placed first in the student oral competition in the Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics-Canada and went on to finish first in the overall congress-wide student oral competition.

“At the CAP Congress, I presented the key findings of my master’s thesis, which involved my novel method of generating laser light for measuring chemicals in water,” says Drouillard.

Drouillard conducted his master’s studies under the supervision of physics prof T.J. Hammond. In September he begins a PhD program.

“My research will be a continuation of my master’s work,” says Drouillard. “In collaboration with Aaron Fisk and the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), I am aiming to develop a new way of measuring dissolved phosphorus in Lake Erie, which is important for understanding harmful algal blooms.”

Other highlights include:

  • Evan Petrimoulx placed second in the student oral competition in the Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics-Canada.
  • Hadia Malik placed third in the student poster competition in the Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology.
  • Abo-Bakr Emara received an honourable mention in the student poster competition in the Division of Particle Physics.

“They were all extremely competitive and represented UWindsor physics very well,” says department head Steven Rehse. “We were all very proud of them.”

Open house to display breakthrough research

Interactive exhibits and live demonstrations will showcase the potential impact of collaboration in exploration during the Engineering Research Partnership Open House on Wednesday, June 19.

Hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Office of Research and Innovation, the event draws a diverse crowd of industry leaders and community partners aiming to drive advancements in sustainable engineering solutions, smart technologies, and advanced manufacturing processes.

“Providing collision space for industry and faculty to explore collaborations could result in significant milestones for our community,” says dean of engineering Bill Van Heyst. “The open house will not only provide our students and faculty with unparalleled research opportunities but also contribute to real-world technological solutions that address critical global challenges.”

The event will run 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Centre for Engineering Innovation. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, will deliver a welcoming keynote address at 9 a.m.

Find a full schedule and register here to attend.

Debbie KaneFriends and colleagues of Debbie Kane will celebrate her retirement at an open house June 27.

Reception to celebrate retirement of Debbie Kane

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is hosting an open house reception to celebrate the retirement of associate dean Debbie Kane on Thursday, June 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Freed-Orman Centre.

A 1980 alumna of the UWindsor undergraduate nursing program, Dr. Kane began her tenure at the University in 1989, serving as a professor of nursing in addition to her roles in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“Debbie’s success at the University of Windsor is testament to her work ethic and her desire to make the University the best it can be,” says dean of graduate studies Patti Weir. “Please join me in thanking Debbie and congratulating her on a well-earned and well-deserved retirement.”

Kane’s community volunteerism includes stints on the Windsor-Essex County Board of Health and as the Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Lambton representative to the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Read more about her career and contributions.