student participating in 2019 Community Clean-Up Day#OurCommunity Clean-Up Day is set for Monday, Oct. 4.

Neighbourhood clean-up to spur school spirit and give back to the community

#OurCommunity Clean-Up Day, a highlight event for the UWin Proud program, is back after a year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Hosted by the Office of Student Experience, supported by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, and sponsored by the Office of the President, #OurCommunity Clean-Up Day allows the University of Windsor to give back to the community, cleaning up litter in the neighbourhoods surrounding main campus.

The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 4, in 45-minute cleanup intervals.

Clean-up teams will be limited to nine participants to keep everyone physically distanced, and advance registration is required.

Those who take part in the event will be provided with a UWin Proud T-shirt and all materials needed for the clean-up. Register online.

Farshid BazmiFarshid Bazmi landed a gold medal in the International Competition for Inventors and Innovators.

Aviation innovation earns honour for engineering researcher

A UWindsor engineering postdoctoral fellow has won an international innovation competition for his design of a diagnosis tool for gas turbine engines.

Farshid Bazmi landed a gold medal in the first International Competition for Inventors and Innovators held virtually by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations, July 18 to 20.

Dr. Bazmi claimed top honours in the aviation field for his research on fault diagnosis for turboshaft engine systems conducted under the leadership of mechanical engineering professor Afshin Rahimi.

His Mitacs Accelerate supported research aims to develop reliable, fast, and low-maintenance engine health monitoring systems.

“The ability to find fault in gas turbine systems and proactively monitor its progression to remedy the root cause before it fails is of paramount importance in today’s industry,” Bazmi says.

“A gas turbine engine is one of the most expensive devices in industrial applications, where reliability and availability are the two most desirable attributes.”

The competition garnered more than 650 inventions from 35 countries. The federation is a non-profit organization headquartered in Geneva that supports innovations and inventors worldwide.

“We are happy to know that even in these difficult times dealing with the coronavirus, the invention and innovation culture is still alive, and people are doing their best to make the lives of other people better through innovation,” the organization says in a release announcing the competition results.

sign indicating Campus Community PoliceThe safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the number one priority of Campus Police, says director Matthew D’Asti.

Campus Police committed to the community

Campus Community Police provides onsite policing and security services to the University of Windsor and its surrounding lands and properties 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

“The safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our number one priority,” says director Matthew D’Asti.

He notes the service’s members are committed to providing:

  • A highly visible security presence on campus;
  • Security for all University buildings and property;
  • Security for special events in special circumstances;
  • A reliable 24‐hour response to both routine and emergency calls for security and police service and violations of university safety, security, and conduct policies and University bylaws.

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for the organization.

“Through it all, our members have continued to provide an essential service to our campus community during what can only be described as unprecedented times,” D’Asti says.

“You can expect to see our members patrolling on foot, bicycle, and vehicle. I encourage you to speak to our members on patrol or at our station if you have any questions about our campus, our services, or if you need to report an incident.”

Learn more on the service’s website.

Sign reading "Our House: Home of the Lancers"Users must be fully vaccinated to access indoor athletics and recreation facilities.

Ontario requires proof of vaccination effective today

The Ontario government’s proof of vaccination requirements go into effect today. Patrons must be fully vaccinated to access restaurants and bars, meeting and event spaces, indoor athletic and recreational facilities, and more.

Under the mandate issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, participants must show government issued identification and proof of vaccination. This mandate includes accessing the St. Denis Centre, the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse, athletic therapy spaces, and indoor dining in the student centre.

Users will need to show their Safe Lancer App approved green badge, government-issued ID and proof of full vaccination when entering. The rules apply to students, faculty, staff, athletes, coaches, support staff, recreational users, and visitors.

Read more information about the province’s proof of vaccine requirements.

students walking outside Dillon HallThe University invites nominations and self-nominations of external individuals for membership on its Board of Governors.

University calls for nominations of external members to Board of Governors

The Board Governance Committee of the UWindsor Board of Governors invites nominations and self-nominations of individuals external to the University who might be considered for membership on the Board of Governors.

These voluntary positions offer the potential for meaningful engagement with a diverse and complex University of Windsor community. The Board of Governors strives to ensure a broad cross-representation of appropriate skills, experience, and perspectives.

Recommendations of individuals in response to this profile are to be submitted to by 12 p.m. on Oct. 1.
Nominations of those who may be suitable for future appointment to the Board of Governors are welcome at any time and, normally, will be kept on file for at least three years from the date of submission.

Find more details at

USports and CBC sports logosCBC Sports will be the home of all U Sports national championships broadcasts in English through the 2024-25 season.

CBC wins exclusive broadcast rights to U Sports championships

U Sports, Canada’s governing body for university athletics, announced Monday an agreement with CBC Sports that will see the public broadcaster become the exclusive English-language digital home of national championships through the 2024-25 season.

“CBC Sports is Canada’s Olympic network and has an impressive repertoire of high-performance sport coverage on its digital platforms,” said John Bower (BA 1998), U Sports director of marketing and communications. “U Sports look forward to growing our audience with CBC so that the performances and stories of our student-athletes reach the widest possible audience.”

CBC will also be the English television home of the 2021 Vanier Cup, Dec. 4 at Université Laval.

Read the full story on the U Sports website.

broken cigarettesThe September 2021 edition of Workplace Wellness E-Digest highlights the benefits of breaking an addiction to nicotine.

Smoking cessation subject of wellness newsletter

Whether you decided to quit smoking, are thinking about it, or would like to support someone in their quit journey, the September 2021 edition of Workplace Wellness E-Digest can equip you with the right tools and information.

Published by the Department of Human Resources’ Office of Employee Engagement and Development, it explains the Smoke-Free Campus Policy and how it aligns with the University’s commitment to foster a culture of wellbeing for all.

It also provides supports to individuals who may wish to quit smoking as well as to those who may need help to cope with the change.

Read the entire issue of the Workplace Wellness E-Digest.