Kathleen WynneOntario premier Kathleen Wynne spoke with Head Start attendees and volunteers Friday as the orientation program welcomed new students to campus.

Head Start students get premier welcome

Attendees at the Head Start orientation program Friday got a surprise welcome to the University of Windsor from Ontario’s premier. Kathleen Wynne swung through Windsor and made time to drop in on the new students and their guests.

“(Starting university) is a really big moment for you as students and for your families as well,” she said. “It’s a life-changing opportunity that you’re embarking on.”

She said her government wants Ontarians to find their passion and has revamped the student aid program to prevent costs from being a barrier to education.

Wynne even offered the students some academic advice: “Go to all your classes so you don’t fall behind.”

Brittany Van Hooft made the drive from Sarnia to tour the campus, including her new home in Cartier Hall residence. She will begin studies in human kinetics in September.

“I’m so excited,” she said as she registered with her mother for the day’s activities. “I’m ready to try living on my own for a bit.”

A final session of Head Start runs August 12.