The growing number of science students qualifying for the Dean’s Honour Roll prompted the faculty to divide its start-of-year celebrations in two.
A single reception used to recognize returning honour students and first-year students with entering averages above 90 per cent. But with a combined total this year approaching 550, organizers decided to split them into separate events, held Thursday and Friday in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.
“It’s a good problem to have,” acknowledged Chris Houser, dean of the Faculty of Science. “We’re seeing more and more of our students achieve at a top level.”
Each group received a welcome from Dr. Houser and UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, along with certificates of achievement, a gift, and an address by a science grad — InspireHub chief operating office Karolyn Hart for the first-years, and winemaker Allison Christ of Colio for the upper-class group.