Peter Freele

Nancy Wright, Veronika Mogyorody, Alan WildemanProfessor Veronika Mogyorody of the School of Creative Arts (centre) receives congratulations from Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Nancy Wright and UWindsor president Alan Wildeman on her international recognition with the Brightspace Innovation in Teaching Award.

Video provides record of Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Watch a video from the 10th annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Video provides record of conference on teaching and learning

More than 250 faculty, staff, and students from institutions across Canada and the US gathered on campus May 1 and 2 to debate the future of university teaching.

Sponsored by the provosts of the two universities, the University of Windsor-Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference featured the Provosts’ Forum on the Future of University Teaching, workshops and sessions covering a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning, and the annual Dr. Wilbert McKeachie International Poster Prize.

High-definition recording brings Convocation to life

Videotaping Convocation in high-definition provides a much more immersive experience for viewers, says producer Peter Freele of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The October 13 graduation ceremonies marked the first time the centre’s staff employed high-definition recording for Convocation.

The high-definition process substitutes 1920x1080 pixel resolution for standard 720x480 pixel resolution.

“You can really see the difference in quality,” Freele says. “The new footage puts viewers in the seat as if they were there. It is so much more immediate.”

Video records campus community barbecue

The campus community barbecue is an example of how the university wants to serve students, says provost Leo Groarke.

He was one of the campus celebrities who put on aprons to hand out a free lunch at the event September 20, an experience he said he looks forward to.

“Today the emphasis is on the food for the body, but the rest of the time, the emphasis is on food for the mind,” Dr. Groarke said.

Video replays Welcoming Celebration

A video by producer Peter Freele of the Centre for Teaching and Learning captures all the excitement of last week’s Welcoming Celebration ushering in the Class of 2016.

The centrepiece of the event was an original song written and performed by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman.

Freele said the format of this year’s celebration marked “a pretty radical departure” from past practice.

Voices of Today to celebrate freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is the subject of a gallery of work by students from two local high schools, on public display Wednesday, February 29, in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

Students from Assumption College Catholic High School and Kennedy Collegiate Institute will contribute creative writing, visual art, photography, performances and round-table discussions to Voices of Today, starting at 6 p.m.

Video shares Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Math and statistics professor Rick Caron calls chemistry professor emeritus Roger Thibert one of his favourite people. That is why he was so honoured to be named one of the inaugural recipients of the Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award, Monday at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.

“I thought, if I’m going to get a teaching award, this is the one I want,” Dr. Caron said. “I feel such a kinship with the man for his dedication to his students.”