Robert Gordon at podium before crowd.UWindsor president Robert Gordon addresses the State of the University on Thursday.

Challenges of 2022 left University stronger: president

The University of Windsor saw some unexpected curveballs in 2022, but they made the institution stronger, president Robert Gordon said Thursday in his annual State of the University address.

Among the challenges were the return to campus from pandemic-induced absences, a cybersecurity attack against University systems, and a value-for-money audit by the provincial government.

“These events have been opportunities for growth and reflection, and as a university and in our communities, what is most important is how we face challenges and learn from them together,” Dr. Gordon said.

He noted as key areas of progress UWindsor efforts towards equity, diversity, inclusion; the development of a strategic plan; Indigenization and decolonization; and improvements to campus buildings, including the opening of the Toldo Lancer Centre, the purchase of 300 Ouellette Ave., the transformation of Windsor Law, the announcement of a new student residence, and a partnership to bring offices of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit to campus.

Watch a video of the presentation here: