Research Matters

Michael Miller and Tricia CarmichaelPhD student Michael Miller, left, and chemistry professor Tricia Carmichael examine a piece of silicone rubber with silver nanowires embedded in it. Their method of making the prototype marks an important step towards making stretchable electronics a reality.

Chemists develop innovative method for making bendable electronics

A chemist and her team of researchers have made a major stride forward in the race to make electronics that can bend and stretch.
Min Bae and Kim NelsonMin Bae and Kim Nelson stand in front of the green screen in the university's Studio 5 film production facility. The two faculty members and filmmakers will both be screening new documentaries at the Windsor International Film Festival.

UWindsor filmmakers to screen docs at WIFF

A new film that focuses on a pioneer of the women’s movement in Windsor is much more than a lesson in feminism, according to its co-director.

“It’s a lesson in the history of the city, and a lesson about how you can live your life really caring about other people, and have an incredibly fulfilling life,” Kim Nelson says of This is What a Feminist Sounds Like.

Dusty JohnstoneDusty Johnstone's research involved interviewing 10 women who had been sexually assaulted but didn't label their experience as such.

Acknowledging sexual assault focus of PhD thesis

Even though by the letter of the law they may have been sexually assaulted, an alarming number of women don’t label what happened to them as sexual assault or rape, according to Dusty Johnstone.

A post-doctoral teaching fellow in Women’s Studies, Dr. Johnstone recently defended her 250-page PhD dissertation, a qualitative study based on interviews of 10 women who technically had been sexually assaulted, but didn’t label their experiences as such.

Betty Jo BarrettBetty Jo Barrett recently conducted a study of intimate partner violence rates in the LGBT community and found them highest among the bisexual population.

Alarming abuse rates among bisexual community, researcher finds

As Windsor gears up to celebrate its rainbow communities at this weekend’s Pride Fest, a social work researcher has some sobering thoughts about the rates of violence in the LGBT community, and especially among the bisexual population.

Marijke TaksMarijke Taks studies the soci-economic impacts of sports and leisure and says the organizers of the International Children's Games have done an excellent job in engaging the community's assistance in planning the event.

Children's games have potential to leave lasting imprint on Windsor: HK researcher

Non-mega events like the International Children's Games are more likely to better engage local volunteers and are less likely to leave behind “white elephants,” according to Marijke Taks.