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Envision a Post-COVID Future

The University of Windsor and the City of Windsor are uniting to join the Windsor-Essex community in inspiring, learning, and imagining what is ahead for our region following the pandemic.

Beginning in June, a free, six-part virtual speaker series will feature nationally renowned guests with expertise in areas such as business, social justice, innovation, policy and technology.

The sessions are free to attend via Microsoft Teams. No login or special software required. RSVP today on the links below!

Click on the names to learn more about each speaker:

8:30 am, October 7 • Roseann O'Reilly Runte, CM • “COVID as Catalyst: Innovation and Discovery”

“Building back better” is a common refrain. “Building even better” should really be the goal. This talk will propose ways to take what we have learned from this pandemic to design with deliberation and care, innovative projects based on local and regional strengths, collaboration, the possibilities of science, and the knowledge that we live in a global community facing global challenges for which there are global solutions in which there is a role for local talent. Windsor is the gateway to the south. It must also be an important destination in itself, an economic hub and the best home possible for its citizens. Register to attend.

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8:30 am, November 4 • Angela Mondou • “Pandemic Disruption and Opportunity”

This pandemic has provided the world, and Canada, a real-time laboratory and social experiment and the results are not pretty. As the virus rolled out across the world rapidly, we witnessed many different models of governance and responsiveness. The results are all over the map, and some very surprising. This presentation will discuss COVID, collaboration, and connectivity — and the mission-critical learnings to Canada’s recovery, resilience, and readiness. Register to attend.

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• Maya Roy: “Equitable Futures, Post Pandemic,” September 2
Watch a recording of this session, hosted by University Librarian Selinda Berg:


• Dwayne Matthews: “Imagining Learning, Post Pandemic,” August 5
Watch a recording of this session, hosted by Dr. Phebe Lam, UWindsor Associate Vice-President Student Experience:


Mike Moffatt: “Ontarians on the Move,” July 8
Watch a recording of this session, hosted by Dr. Vincent Georgie, UWindsor Associate Vice-President External:


Irvin Studin: “After the Pandemic - The State and Future of Canada,” June 3
Watch a recording of this session, hosted by Dr. Cheryl Collier, incoming Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: