Mechanical and automotive engineering professor Peter Frise has received the UWindsor Alumni Excellence in Mentoring Award for his contributions to the development — personal, academic and professional — of students before and after their graduation.
“Mentoring must be continual chain of effort that extends throughout the relationships in one’s life,” says Dr. Frise. “This means that all senior people, in any organization, should reach out and play a role in helping junior people to succeed in their own careers. This is doubly true in a university such as ours — and that is why this award means so much to me.”
Frise has a reputation as a leader in his field, both as an educator and as the long-time leader of the AUTO21 research network.
"We all need to work together to make Windsor and our university a better place for the development of the people who will be needed by our city, our province and our country, now and in the future," he said.
Frise received the award on Nov. 17 at the Alumni Association Annual General Meeting in the CAW Student Centre.
Other awards presented included the Odyssey Award recognizing graduates in the early years of their careers and the Alumni Award of Merit.