Faculty, staff, and students welcomed more than 400 Master of Engineering students to the University of Windsor at the fall orientation session Tuesday, Sept 5. These students come to Windsor from all over the world to learn about engineering, acquire advanced skills and knowledge, and prepare for an engineering career in Canada.
The session included a breakfast snack, addresses by dean Bill Van Heyst; the campus health and wellness counselling staff; the International Students’ Centre; the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Resistance, and Support; and representatives of student government. Incoming students attended presentations on academic policies, course requirements, faculty advising, immigration guidance, students’ rights, peer support, mentorship, clubs, and student social events.
“Canada needs more great engineers and so it is exciting and gratifying to welcome so many bright graduate engineers to Canada in our MEng program,” said Peter Frise, associate dean of engineering for professional programs. “This program will help these new Canadians prepare for a rewarding professional career here.”
Following the formal program, attendees went on a tour of the Centre for Engineering Innovation and the broader campus and got a chance to meet new friends and learn about their new home.