Doug Ford seated at steering wheel before screens simulating roadStudents look on as Ontario premier Doug Ford tries out an automotive simulator in the CHARGE lab Friday during a tour of the Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Campus attracts official visitors

The University of Windsor welcomed visitors from Queen’s Park last week, as Ontario’s minister of colleges and universities, Jill Dunlop, stopped by Wednesday and premier Doug Ford did so Friday.

Dunlop, along with local MPPs Andrew Dowie (Windsor-Tecumseh) and Anthony Leardi (Essex), toured the Wine and Spirits Lab in Essex Hall, the Centre for Human Performance and Health in the Human Kinetics Building, and the Toldo Lancer Centre — with a drive past the site of the student residence under construction on Sunset Ave.

Ford was joined by Dunlop, Dowie, and Leardi as he spoke Friday with faculty and students in the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) labs and watched a simulated cybersecurity attack in the Shield Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence.