The Great Lakes are under constant stress from pollution, habitat loss, climate change, invasive species and over-exploitation, but a group of University of Windsor researchers have received about $6.7 million in research dollars to find ways to improve and preserve their health.
“As soon as people experience music therapy, they become believers,” says Amy Clements-Cortes.
The UWindsor professor is profiled in Class Action, a column devoted to careers and education in the Toronto weekly, Now magazine.
Senior music therapist practice adviser at the Baycrest health sciences centre, she says it is frustrating to have to reiterate that the profession is more than entertainment.
“We have clinical aims and objectives,” says Dr. Clements-Cortes. “It’s a frequently prescribed complementary therapy.”
Music professor emeritus David Palmer presents a program that promises “Something for Everyone” when he takes to the organ at All Saints’ Anglican Church for a performance Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m.
“My selections will feature composers whose anniversaries fall in 2013, a brilliant Canadian composer and then composers who see treat the organ with humour and whimsy,” says Palmer.
Two UWindsor alumnae are among the 56 athletes who will represent Canada on the track at the 2013 Summer Universiade, July 7 to12 in Kazan, Russia.
Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) and Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012) will suit up in the red and white; Bishop will run the 800-metre event, while Montcalm will compete in the 400-metre hurdles.
For more than 25 years, John Thavis held one of the most interesting jobs in journalism: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican as the head of the Rome Bureau of Catholic News Service.
His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it appears to outsiders.
A nursing professor who focuses her attention on improving heart health was recently presented with “the jewel” of awards that recognize top researchers in her faculty.
Susan Fox-Wasylyshyn, the faculty’s acting associate dean was given the Faculty of Nursing 2013 Research Excellence Award at an event held May 16 in the McPherson Lounge at Alumni Hall.
Hosting a national science fair next spring will provide a great opportunity to heighten the university’s profile while showcasing all the great things happening in this region, according to Edwin Tam.
“This is something that draws a lot of attention,” said Dr. Tam, an engineering professor who just returned from the University of Lethbridge, which recently hosted the Canada Wide Science Fair and had more than 400 students submit entries to the contest.
Children who immigrate to Canada may lead dual lives in order to fit in with their peers while maintaining the cultural traditions of their families, according to a visiting psychology researcher who will deliver a lecture here next week.
“The research shows that it’s possible to have double identities, and in fact, those who do, usually have better psychological well-being,” said John Berry, professor emeritus at Queen’s University.