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Red Wings cap in blue and goldThis limited-edition cap renders the winged wheel in Lancer blue and gold.

Red Wings to host UWindsor alumni and friends

Calling all National Hockey League fans: the Detroit Red Wings offer special pricing and extras for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends during University of Windsor Night on Monday, March 2, at Little Caesars Arena.

The hockey action will feature a contest against the Colorado Avalanche, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.

For prices starting as low as $39 US, the package includes:

  • admission to the game,
  • a limited-edition Red Wings cap in blue and gold with the UWindsor shield, and
  • a donation to the alumni scholarship fund.

Find more details on the alumni website or visit the Red Wings site to purchase tickets online.

Ofelia A. JianuProfessor Ofelia A. Jianu of the Alternative Fuels and Energy Laboratory believes Windsor is well positioned for sustainable production of hydrogen.

Professor touts hydrogen as fuel of the future

In a column featured in the 2019 issue of Windsor Engineering (WE), Ofelia A. Jianu, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, argues that Windsor is well positioned to become the “green” hydrogen generation hub.

Here is an excerpt:

Hydrogen can have a significant role in providing better environmental sustainability as it combusts clean in the presence of oxygen and the output is water. Sounds great, right? So, why are we not using hydrogen as fuel yet?

Well, although hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, filling stars and gas planets, it seldom exists in its natural free state on Earth. Hydrogen strongly bonds to other elements, such as oxygen, to form water and vast amounts of energy are required to separate it. Additionally, hydrogen is only as clean as the method used to produce it.

Currently the most common methods of hydrogen production are reforming fossil fuels in the presence of steam in processes such as steam methane reforming, coal gasification, and partial oxidation of heavy oil.

At the University of Windsor in the Alternative Fuels and Energy Laboratory (A-FuEL), we are striving to create “green” hydrogen: the purest, cleanest hydrogen produced using sustainable methods not based on fossil fuels.

This hydrogen research performed in A-FuEL is especially beneficial to Windsor considering Ontario’s and USA’s efforts to adopt hydrogen as a clean fuel. As a border city, Windsor is well positioned to become the “green” hydrogen generation hub, connecting the Greater Toronto Area and the United States. In A-FuEL, we produce the fuel of the future, so your wheels can keep on turning.

Read the full article in the 2019 issue of Windsor Engineering (WE).

video still of waving studentA video conveys a message of holiday cheer from visiting exchange students at the University of Windsor.

Exchange students share festive greetings in many tongues

Students visiting the University of Windsor on exchange share happy holiday messages in a video produced by the International Student Centre.

Wherever in the world you may be, enjoy these warm thoughts, expressed in languages from around the globe:

silly joke T-shirts and sweatsGet a laugh with a joke Santa-themed top from the Campus Bookstore.

Garments show lighter side of holidays

The Campus Bookstore has some tops sure to generate smile after smile this holiday.

Choose from:

All three feature UWindsor identifiers, and represent just a small selection of the apparel available in the store, located on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.

Rose City Christmas CabaretUWindsor alumni and students will be among the performers the Rose City Christmas Cabaret, Dec. 19 at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

Cabaret concert to benefit children’s charity

A host of UWindsor alumni and students will be among the performers at a charity concert Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

The Rose City Christmas Cabaret will benefit Sparky’s Toy Drive, which provides gifts to local children in need.

The event is a collaboration between two of Windsor’s finest young jazz groups — the Coffee House Combo and the Border City Collective — and features a cash bar, cabaret-style seating, and a diverse program of holiday favourites spanning genres from big band jazz to Motown and soul.

The personnel includes alumni saxophonists Caterina Augimeri and Sebastian Bachmeier, drummers Nicholas Baddeley and Vanessa Harnish, trumpeters Austin DiPietro and Matthew Lepain, and guitarist Logan Fletcher, and current students Alex Adeira-Leite and Noah Renaud on bass, pianist Andrew Adoranti, vocalists Natalie Culmone and Kaitlyn Karns, and trombonist Mackenzie Walsh.

The show gets underway at 7 p.m. in the theatre, located at 1564 Wyandotte St. East.

Admission is $15 in advance through or $20 at the door payable in cash or with a toy donation of comparable value. All proceeds go to Sparky’s Toy Drive.

poste image for Dinner Anywhere raffle depicting jet plane taking offA fundraising raffle for United Way offers a trip for two to any location in the world.

Fundraising raffle more than a flight of fancy

If you could eat dinner anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A raffle supporting local United Way programs offers a chance at a trip for two to any location in the world.

Tickets for the “Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World” raffle cost 10 each or three for $25.

In addition to the grand prize of airfare and accommodations up to $9,000, the Jan. 31 draw will pick winners of a $2,190 whisky tasting reception at the J.P. Wisers distillery, a $650 weekend getaway to Kingsville, a $300 overnight stay at the Grove Hotel, and a $200 dinner at any Windsor location of Spago restaurant. Find details on the United Way website.

“These tickets are perfect for a stocking stuffer,” says campus campaign co-chair Sheri Lowrie. She has tickets available for purchase through Friday; contact her at or 519-253-3000, ext. 3977.