Clayton Smith

Clayton SmithUWindsor dean of students Clayton Smith addresses the Canadian Strategic Enrolment Management Summit, at Caesars Windsor earlier this week.

Summit breaks down barriers to address educational challenges

The challenges facing first-generation post-secondary students were the focus of the Canadian Strategic Enrolment Management Summit earlier this week.

Session to provide information on Rhodes Scholarships

A session Tuesday, March 26, will provide information to UWindsor students interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, an international award for postgraduate study at Oxford University.

Dean of student Clayton Smith will host the session, which begins at 5 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre. He will discuss:

New recruiter to play key role in attracting international students

Windsor is an easy sell for international students, says Deena Wang. The University’s first-ever coordinator of international student recruitment, she started in her new role January 14 and is already impressed.

“International students are looking to experience life in a Western city, which certainly Windsor can provide,” says Wang. “It’s still small enough for them to experience real Canadian culture as well. From that standpoint, there are a lot of aspects to promote.”

Study abroad participants enjoy cultural and academic exchange

Professors at the University of Windsor are very supportive, says Mattheus Zanivan. Here on a one-year study abroad experience, the Brazilian engineering student attributes his academic success to their help.

“They knew I was having difficulty working in English and were very patient with me,” says Zanivan, one of six study abroad participants to make the dean’s list in their respective programs last semester.

He says he enjoys the way courses are taught in Canada, with assignments, tutorials and labs spread through the term, rather than dependent on a final examination.

Relationships at centre of exchange experience

The University of Windsor takes great pride in its student exchange program, and this couldn’t have been more evident during a farewell party held in Katzman Lounge on November 27.

The gathering included food, drinks, conversation among new friends, and some thoughtful words from coordinator Michelle Fitzgerald, and Clayton Smith, vice-provost, students and international.

“The exchange program doesn’t only changes the lives of the students; it changes the world,” Dr. Smith said.