Lindsay Miller, Rupp CarriveauEngineering faculty members Lindsay Miller and Rupp Carriveau are spearheading a research program to help bridge the gaps between the technical, economic, and political aspects of the nation’s energy sector.

Study aims to diversify workforce for clean energy future

A study led by UWindsor researchers aims to equip Canada with a diverse and inclusive pool of leaders for the clean energy sector of the future.

The Environmental Energy Institute’s Lindsay Miller and Rupp Carriveau say a new research program they’re spearheading will help bridge the gaps between the technical, economic, and political aspects of the nation’s energy sector.

“While our energy systems are presently undergoing an unprecedented spectrum of change, the same cannot be said for the conventional educational pathways that were designed to produce the highly qualified people (HQP) to drive the energy sector,” Dr. Miller says.

Using a multi-stakeholder approach, the initiative will inform clean energy curriculum development and encourage underrepresented minorities to pursue clean energy careers.

As leaders of the Climate Led Energy Evolution Network 2040, Miller and Carriveau have developed an international network of stakeholders across universities, businesses and government agencies with a vested interest in the future of energy systems.

This broad and diverse cross section of clean energy sector stakeholders will help identify gaps between skill sets and current Canadian post-secondary clean energy curriculum.

“Canada’s energy sector is presently in a period of fast transition towards innovative and clean energy solutions,” Miller says. “The insights collected will be used to inform how post-secondary institutions can better prepare HQP who will be entering this sector upon graduation.”

The one-year, $100,000 project is funded by Employment and Social Development of Canada with in-kind support from Electricity Human Resources Canada, Ameresco Inc., and Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research.

bannock on a plateThe week’s recipe in the “Fry Bread Challenge” calls for a cup of blueberries.

West coast fry bread recipe incorporates blueberries

The Indigenous History Month “Fry Bread Challenge” continues this week with a recipe from the Shuswap people from the Cappilano Reserve in Chilliwack, B.C. This week’s recipe variation calls for a cup of blueberries.

Try this recipe at home and submit photos of your creations for a chance to win a copy of Tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine, and a $50 grocery store gift card. Email submissions to leddycommunications@windsor.ca by Monday, July 5.

Full recipes and contest rules can be found on the Leddy Library website.

Shuswap Bannock (Epanigishimog Pakwejigan)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients together, add the blueberries, and stir. Add the water quickly and continue to stir.
  • Spread the batter on a pie plate and put in a preheated oven heated to 425°F. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut in pieces and serve hot or cold. Excellent served with mint tea.

Explore the library’s Indigenous food collection to learn more about Indigenous history, food, and cooking.

Mason Kohn, Will EnnisCentre Mason Kohn and defenceman Will Ennis have signed on to Lancer men’s hockey.

Two recruits round out men’s hockey roster

Kevin Hamlin, head coach of the Lancer men’s hockey team, has wrapped up his 2021-22 recruiting class with the addition of centre Mason Kohn and defender Will Ennis.

Kohn helped the Queen’s Gaels to an Ontario University Athletics championship in 2019; Ennis joins the blue and gold from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.

Hamlin had praise for both players, citing Kohn’s leadership and versatility as an “incredible fit” and predicting Ennis will provide the Lancers’ blueline “added strength in all areas.”

Find more information on both players in the full article at goLancers.ca.

Bob BoucherAn award from U Sports honours the legacy of UWindsor human kinetics professor Bob Boucher, who died in November 2020.

National organization honours late dean and athletics director

U Sports, the national governing body for university sport in Canada, has conferred the Austin-Matthews Award for Outstanding Contribution to the late Bob Boucher, whose 37-year UWindsor career included stints as professor, dean of human kinetics, and athletics director.

Dr. Boucher died in November 2020 and is remembered as a mentor and friend by current athletics director Mike Havey.

“Bob was a trusted colleague whose primary focus was always the student-athlete experience,” Havey says. “His perspective was always that of improving the national and conference offices above and beyond any individual benefit to either himself or his institution.”

Read the full article at goLancers.ca.

Johnny Loaring Classic logo of hurdlerThe University of Windsor will host an Olympic qualifier track and field meet Saturday, June 12.

Alumni field to host Olympic qualifier meet Saturday

Lancer alumnae Melissa Bishop-Nriagu (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011), Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012), Emily Omahen (BSc 2016, MA 2018), and Sarah Mitton (BSc 2018) are among the competitors who will take to the south campus stadium Saturday, June 12, for the Johnny Loaring Classic track and field meet.

The competition is one of nine in a cross-Canada series of Olympic qualifiers; participation is by invitation only.

Events run from noon to 9:30 p.m. and are closed to live spectators. A live stream is available through a pay-per-view service: Athletics Canada TV.

Meet director Brett Lumley expressed gratitude to supporters, including presenting sponsor the University of Windsor Alumni Association, and health and safety offices that co-ordinated COVID precautions.

graphic representing equityThe University has updated its policy promoting a working, teaching, and learning environment within which equity, diversity, and inclusion can be achieved.

Revisions to employment and educational equity policy update and clarify language

Revisions to the University’s Employment and Educational Equity Policy update and improve the clarity of its language.

The policy update was undertaken by the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility with assistance from sub-committees of the employment equity co-ordinating committee, in part to align its structure to the University’s policy template.

As highlighted in the Employment and Educational Equity Policy: “Employment and educational equity can be defined as a goal that could be achieved through practices designed to eliminate discriminatory barriers that interfere with the hiring, promotion, and training of the five designated groups.”

In accordance with the Employment Equity Act, the four federally designated groups are:

  • Aboriginal peoples,
  • persons with disabilities,
  • visible minorities, and
  • women.

The University of Windsor recognizes sexual and gender minorities as a fifth designated group.

Employees can update their self-identification at any time by accessing the myUWinfo employee portal or visiting the OHREA website.

The policy is accessible on the University’s centralized policies website.

student working at computerQuestions about registering for fall classes are among this week’s most-referenced Knowledge Base Articles.

Class registration among top student concerns

Campus partners are working to maintain a robust set of Knowledge Base Articles (KBAs).

The team will continue to compile a weekly digest of the most-referenced KBAs to streamline student-focused questions to ask.UWindsor to support consistent communication with current and future students.

These are this week’s top-five referenced KBAs:

You can submit common questions or make suggestions to the KBA team at askkba@uwindsor.ca.