While mixed martial arts have grown rapidly in North America, research on the sport is still lacking, leaving a great deal of uncharted territory for young academics like Jimmy El-Turk and Adam Ali to navigate.
Both master’s students in the university’s kinesiology department, El-Turk and Ali have conducted qualitative research on the legacy that hosting MMA events in Windsor will have on the community, the likelihood for the sport’s survival and the motivations of women who participate in the sport.
Children who tend to snack in the evening spend more time watching television and playing video games and their portion sizes get larger with the more screen time they get, according to a master’s student in kinesiology.
Besides the obvious benefits of bringing together hundreds of scientists who study natural health products, a UWindsor biochemist hopes a major conference here next week will help people realize the potential of an already growing industry that could create new jobs and growth in that sector.
A wide variety of animals throughout the natural world pass along signals to their offspring in order to help them adapt to a world that may be much harsher to live in, according to a University of Windsor biologist.
There’s often an expectation that when people move here from another nation they should immerse themselves in Canadian culture, but maintaining a close connection to their home country makes them better immigrants, according to a recent PhD graduate.
And modern communications technology is enabling that connection, says Frances Cachon who recently defended her thesis in Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology and is working as a sessional instructor there.
A UWindsor biologist was part of a team of scientists who for the first time have discovered evidence of a fish that has gone partially deaf in order to survive.
Certain members of Chris Allan’s immediate family may be a little confused about what he does in the university’s chemistry department, but he hopes a contest which forced him to explain it succinctly in three minutes or less might clear up a few misconceptions.
Andrea Landry’s tiny, remote aboriginal community in Northern Ontario isn’t immune to the challenges that plague so many similar places, but regardless of the problems and the external perceptions of her people, she’s still filled with a great sense of optimism for their future.