The University of Windsor continues to have a dramatic and transformative economic impact on the region, the province, and at a national level, according to a new study by KPMG.
The study concluded that as all universities prepare for future challenges, "UWindsor is uniquely placed to be a front-runner in meeting these challenges. This reflects its unique location at a major border and the depth and breadth of its educational programming."
UWindsor is an active and important stakeholder in the Windsor-Essex region through the education and training of its students, and has contributed to the productivity and growth of the local economy by:
- Supporting local businesses in educating and providing a skilled labour force for the region, and investing nearly $88 million in the rejuvenation of downtown Windsor;
- Engaging in such community-focused activities, community placements, and mentoring programs as the Windsor International Film Festival; youth science fairs; nursing and legal aid clinics, and United Way initiatives;
- Partnering on community-based research to support public, non-profit, and community organizations, by providing accessible knowledge and research, as well as opportunities for experiential learning. The community benefits from 139,000 hours of Master of Social Work practicum service hours annually; more than 140,000 hours in Nursing practicum services each year; as well as 30,000 hours of psychological services by graduate students serving clinical internships.
University President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Gordon said the study's conclusions indicate the university’s objectives align with the needs of the community and show the institution is moving in the right direction.
"The University of Windsor has a strong commitment to the region we serve – not only through our teaching, learning, and research activities, but through vital collaborations with healthcare, law, social services, business, and other important partners in our community.”