Todd Sands

Network upgrade expands campus communications capacity

An upgrade Thursday, March 14, of the fiber optic link from campus to Cogeco brings the University’s external network capacity to 10 gigabytes per second.

“That makes 10 billion bits serving up our bytes,” says Todd Sands, executive director of the Centre for Smart Community Innovation. “That’s more capacity to meet our ever-growing external network needs.”

The centre’s WEDnet Regional Advanced Network, together with more than 50 community partners, helped make possible the change supporting regional telecommunications.

Open house to bid farewell to Kristina Verner

The Centre for Smart Community Innovation invites friends and colleagues of Kristina Verner to bid her farewell at an open house reception on Friday, July 13.

Verner, the centre’s research and development officer, is leaving Windsor to take a position in Toronto. She will continue to have ties to the University of Windsor, as a sessional instructor in computer science.

UWindsor first-year class expands by 200

First-year domestic enrolment at the University of Windsor is up by almost 7 percent this fall despite the fact that applications showed no growth over 2010 numbers. Assistant provost Dave Bussière says there are a number of reasons for this positive news—increased and targeted advertising, an aggressive phone campaign by faculty and students, and almost 1,000 campus tours.