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Martin Girash

Senior climatologist for Environment Canada and UWindsor alumni David Phillips, O.C. (BA 1966), is one of eight distinguished individuals who will receive honorary degrees during Convocation ceremonies this week.Senior climatologist for Environment Canada and UWindsor alumni David Phillips, O.C. (BA 1966), is one of eight distinguished individuals who will receive honorary degrees during Convocation ceremonies this week.

Eight luminaries to receive honorary degrees

Four UWindsor alumni are among eight individuals who will receive honorary doctorates during the University’s Convocation ceremonies this week.

Faculty, staff and board members among Diamond Jubilee honourees

A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.

The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:

UWindsor Board of Governors appoints president Alan Wildeman to second six-year term

Martin Girash, chair of the University of Windsor’s Board of Governors, announced Tuesday that the board has appointed Alan Wildeman, to a second six-year term as president beginning July 1, 2014.

This appointment follows a review process carried out over the past six months. Dr. Wildeman began his current position at the University of Windsor on July 1, 2008.

Dr. Girash said he was “extremely pleased” to announce the approval of a second presidential term for Wildeman.

Board of Governors chair celebrates long association with University

Martin Girash, a three-time graduate of the University of Windsor (BSc 1965, MA 1968, PhD 1973), attributes his career success to the foundation he developed during his studies here.

While his roles have changed – from a student to an alum, a sessional instructor and a member of its Board of Governors, taking over as chair November 23, 2011 – he has been associated with the University for more than 50 years.

He says his professors encouraged him to develop a “cohesive philosophy of life” which guided him in making decisions through his professional career.

Biologists hope nesting boxes attract swallows to research centre

If you build it, they will come.

That’s the hope of a team from the Department of Biological Sciences who installed 51 nest boxes at the University’s Pelee Environmental Research Centre on Saturday, August 27, to attract tree swallows, a blue-and-white species of songbird that breeds in the area.

“Tree swallows are an important part of our local bird community and they are excellent study animals,” said biology professor Dan Mennill, an ornithologist who helped to organize the project.