Discovery motivates award-winning biology students

The process of discovery is a universally motivating factor and every time Alex Waugh and Sabrina Botsford learn something new, they’re a little more inspired to scratch deeper below the surface of their respective research subjects.

“It’s almost like a puzzle, and each and every little achievement you make makes you want to go deeper in to it,” said Botsford.

Renewable energy prof's predictions for 2030 available in podcast

A video podcast of a lecture featuring engineering professor Rupp Carriveau and his predictions for what life will be like in Ontario in 2030 is now available on line.

Dr. Carriveau, whose expertise is in renewable sources of energy, is the university’s representative in a campaign called Research Matters. Organized by the Council of Ontario Universities, its aim is to increase public awareness about the importance of university level research.

Alumni association to sponsor Mother’s Day symphony concert

UWindsor alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor laureate John Morris Russell will return to Windsor for the season finale on Sunday, May 12, leading the orchestra through a program that includes Wolfgang Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 1 in B-flat major and Franz Schubert’s Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major.

Audit turns up additional opportunities for recycling

Sorting through the University’s garbage can be a little disheartening, says Taylor Purdy.

A master’s student of environmental engineering, she combed through a pile of trash Friday outside the maintenance compound on Union Avenue, conducting an audit of the waste produced on campus.

“At least half of this could have been recycled,” Purdy said. “It’s especially sad because this pile comes from the Centre for Engineering Innovation, a LEED-certified building where we are not recycling like we could be.”

Music therapy professor cited for exemplary character

Amy Clements-Cortes, a music therapy instructor in UWindsor’s School for Arts and Creative Innovation, was praised as a “compassionate, optimistic and inspiring leader” during the presentation of her “Educator of Character” award from the York Region government Wednesday.

The awards recognize community leaders who embrace character and strive to lead by example, the Character Community Foundation explained at its 2013 awards ceremony at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Picture yourself as a scientist at research showcase

Science Rendezvous will offer mall-goers a unique experience during Saturday’s Research Showcase event—a chance to see how they would look if they were scientists.

“We will have a photo booth that will allow people to immerse themselves in science,” says organizer Tazeen Ahmed, a third-year arts and science student majoring in biology. “They will be able to pick up a photographic print at our Science Rendezvous.”

Science Rendezvous, May 11 in the CAW Student Centre, promises a fun way to learn more about science.