Nihar Biswas

Mike McKay in lab at Great Lakes Institute for Environmental ResearchMike McKay, executive director of UWindsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, has received another $540,000 in funding for his research program that uses samples from wastewater treatment plants as an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks. The funding is part of a $12 million investment by the province to support and expand the network of researchers analyzing wastewater across Ontario.

Provincial funding boosts research tracking COVID-19 through sewage

A UWindsor research team received $540,000 to test samples from wastewater treatment plants as an early warning system for COVID-19.

Norm BeckerIn a professional career of more than 50 years, UWindsor engineering grad Norm Becker has inspired hundreds of students.

Grad makes engineering a helping profession

Although Norm Becker (BASc 1967, PhD 1970) has worked all over the globe, he always maintained a close relationship with the university.

Nihar BiswasUWindsor engineering professor Nihar Biswas receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph and its chancellor, Martha Billes.

Engineering prof honoured for work on clean water

UWindsor engineering professor Nihar Biswas received an honorary doctorate June 12 from the University of Guelph.

Mike Havey, Nihar Biswas, Richard PeddieEngineering professor Nihar Biswas (centre) receives congratulations from athletic director Mike Havey and alumnus Richard Peddie on an award recognizing his support of Lancer student-athletes.

Engineering professor recognized for his work outside of the classroom

Nihar Biswas’s dedication to the University of Windsor extends well beyond the classroom walls. When Dr. Biswas isn’t lecturing on water quality and waste management, the civil engineering professor is helping attract top student athletes to UWindsor.

“While many of our students and staff may recognize Nihar as a frequent visitor to the St. Denis Centre and a regular exerciser on our track, what many probably don’t know is all the work he is doing behind the scenes to help our Lancer teams,” athletic director Mike Havey said April 6 at the Lancer Evening of Excellence.

Scholarships an investment in Canada’s next generation of global leaders

Ram Balachandar, vice-provost international, and Patti Weir, dean of graduate studies, are pleased to announce the receipt of two Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

These prestigious three-year scholarships are funded through the Community Foundations of Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

AUCC president Paul Davidson says the scholarships will provide students with transformative international study and research experiences.