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Patti Weir

student ambassadorsFrom left are Research Matters student ambassadors Maria van Duirhoven, Rami Gherib and Kelly Carr.

Student ambassadors fly flag for research

They’re trying to figure out how enzymes work in our bodies, better ways for people to select careers based on their personality and how physical activity can improve the lives of those with disabilities – and now they’re flying the flag for research at the University of Windsor.

Fast-talking grad students collect hardware

Winning the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition was a little overwhelming for Chris Allan, but he is already looking ahead: “I am really excited to be going to Kingston,” he said.

The doctoral student in chemistry will represent Windsor in the province-wide competition, April 18 at Queens University, after taking top local honours Monday with his presentation “From your TV to the lab: Exploring the reactivity of indium.” He also will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Community-building at centre of Windsor Welcome Week

Windsor Welcome Week is a time to begin building community, says Beth Oakley, director of the Educational Development Centre.

“We work hard to help students establish that sense of belonging,” she says. “All our activities, whether social or academic, are geared toward creating networks of support.”

Oakley will be immersing herself in the experience more than usual as she participates in Sunday’s Camp on Campus, staying overnight in the residence quad.