Windsor Engineering (WE), our annual magazine, gives us a chance to share the incredible work our students, faculty and alumni are conducting in our own backyard and around the globe.
Like our Hyperloop team, which made it to the finals of Elon Musk’s international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in its first year competing. The team generated extensive community support, including words of encouragement on social media from the Canadian Prime Minister. Or our University of Windsor Space and Aeronautics Team (WinSAT), which finished first in the design review portion of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge.
Our faculty members and alumni continue to produce innovative work at the forefront of their fields. In this issue of WE, you’ll find out how one of our electrical engineering professors hopes to improve the cybersecurity of electric vehicles and an alumna is reducing the environmental footprint of Canada’s largest heavy crude oil and independent natural gas producer.
The Faculty of Engineering believes diversity is essential to creating a healthy and robust dialogue in the engineering workforce. That’s why we’ve taken steps to hire an equity, diversity and inclusion advisor to be an advocate, spokesperson and a champion, who will provide strategic leadership in promoting a faculty-wide culture that values and supports equity, diversity and inclusion. We’ve also added an international student advisor to provide information and support services to our faculty’s growing number of international graduate and undergraduate students. This position will support students with social, financial, health and well-being services from the point of admission to graduation.
Our new Engineering Student Services Support Centre opened its doors this fall. The one-stop hub for students brings together the WINONE Office for First Year Engineering, engineering communication support, counselling, co-op and international student advisors as well as our outreach team to enhance the student experience outside of the classroom and help our students navigate key parts of their academic journey.
We’d like to thank our many supporters for helping us enrich the student experience in the Faculty of Engineering. Your active partnership and investment help us provide an engineering education that extends beyond the traditional classroom.
Dr. Mehrdad Saif, P.Eng.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering