Press Release Archive

Alumna hired as UWindsor Executive Director of Public Affairs & Communications

 (Windsor, Ontario, Jan. 21, 2021) –UWindsor alumna Renée Trombley (BA 2003) will take up an appointment as Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications effective Feb. 22, Vincent Georgie, Acting Associate Vice-President, External, announced Thursday. 

Trombley will succeed John Coleman, retiring after having served six years as PAC director. 

She comes to the University from the County of Essex, where she worked for the past five years as the Manager, Communications and Organizational Development. 

Agreement with airline to give international access to affordable flights

(Windsor, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2021) ­­– Canada’s largest airline will help international students coming to the University of Windsor find affordable flights under an agreement between the institutions.

Air Canada serves more than 200 airports on six continents. Chris Busch, UWindsor associate vice-president for enrolment management, says the new partnership will help students from abroad seeking to travel to Canada.

On-campus COVID testing to help ensure student safety

(Windsor, Ontario, January 14, 2021) –An on-campus clinic to test for exposure to COVID-19 will be available this Friday and Saturday to international students arriving at the University, and students arriving for campus residence. 

The clinic, which is only open to those students who are asymptomatic, is an extra measure in the University’s efforts to keep the campus and community safe.  

Canada Research Chair recognition for engineering innovator

(Windsor, Ontario, Dec. 16, 2020) – When it comes to the motors that make electric cars go, UWindsor engineering professor Narayan Kar is one of the world’s leading experts.

The federal government highlighted that today by naming Dr. Kar a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair holder in electrified vehicles. 

WECHU confirms another case of COVID on campus Dec. 3

(Windsor, Ontario, Dec. 3, 2020) – The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has confirmed another on-campus case of COVID-19. This latest case is unrelated to previously reported cases. The member of the campus community is self-isolating and all appropriate protocols and cleaning measures have been taken. As with all COVID-19 cases, the WECHU will take the lead on contact tracing. The University continues to work with and support the Health Unit as needed.

Engineering professor honoured with Order of Canada

 (Windsor, Ontario, Dec. 2, 2020) – UWindsorEngineering professor Hoda ElMaraghy has been named a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her work promoting the nation’s industry. 

A citation noted Dr. ElMaraghy’s contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, especially her work in advancing manufacturing systems in Canada and abroad. She is director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre.