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Registration now open for zombie conference

Poster image: Zombie Apocalypse

(Windsor, Ontario, Wednesday, October 12, 2016) ­­– The University of Windsor is hosting a conference devoted to surviving the zombie apocalypse. The two-day conference runs and Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29.

The conference is open to the public and will feature a screening of a viewer’s choice zombie film on the Friday evening. Saturday will be filled with panel discussions ranging from how to prepare for any disaster (including zombies), as well as why we are so fascinated with the zombie metaphor and other practical implications of the collapse of civilization.

Campus clinic to help diagnose concussions among young hockey players

Joe Casey and Chaderique Menard

(Windsor, Ontario, Wednesday, October 12, 2016) ­­– A partnership between the UWindsor Sport-Related Concussion Centre and the Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association has the potential to protect local athletes from injury while advancing research into recovery from pediatric concussion.

The two have teamed up to offer baseline testing for girls in the association’s travel programs, and follow up in the event of a suspected brain injury. About 100 girls, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old, are eligible for the testing conducted on campus.

A New Diet of Eggs Won’t Help Polar Bears Battle Climate Change: study

Polar bear photo by Evan Richardson

(Windsor, Ontario, October 6, 2016) ­­– Arctic sea ice is melting earlier than ever and this is causing changes in the diet of polar bears. Polar bears are now feasting on the eggs of seabirds, rather than their preferred food, seals, and new research from scientists at the University of Windsor and Environment and Climate Change Canada (EC), has shown that the energy gained from eating seabird eggs will be insufficient for bears to meet their energetic demands.

Prime Minister in attendance for UWindsor signing ceremony in Shanghai

Trudeau and Wildeman with Chinese officials

(Shanghai, China, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016) - University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman today signed Memorandums of Understanding with Yunnan University and Sichuan Bohong Group.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the signing ceremony in Shanghai, chaired by federal Minister of International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland. 

University re-names former Patricia Rd. corridor to honour Alistair MacLeod

The new Alistair MacLeod Walk

(Windsor, Ontario, Monday, June 29, 2016) – The University of Windsor recently announced that it was seeking suggestions to rename two former thoroughfares that are now closed to cars and are important pedestrian walkways through the campus.  These include the section of Sunset Avenue between University Avenue and Wyandotte Street, and the section of Patricia Road that used to intersect the campus and is now a walkway past historic Dillon Hall.  Last week the University announced that the pedestrian section of Sunset Avenue will be called Turtle Island Walk.

University announces name for pedestrian walkway

Turtle Island Walk

(Windsor, Ontario, Tuesday, June 21, 2016) – The University of Windsor recently announced that it was seeking suggestions to rename two former thoroughfares that are now closed to cars and are important pedestrian walkways through the campus.  These include the section of Sunset Avenue between University Avenue and Wyandotte Street, and the section of Patricia Road that used to intersect the campus and is now a walkway past historic Dillon Hall.  Today the University is announcing the new name for Sunset Avenue, to be followed next week with the announcement of the new name for Pa

UWindsor to graduate nearly 3,200 at Spring Convocation ceremonies

The University of Windsor will confer degrees on nearly 3,200 graduating students during eight sessions of the University’s 105th Convocation ceremonies June 14 through 17.

The University will also award honorary degrees to eight individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of social justice, literature, science education, business and diplomacy, medicine, and environmental advocacy.

Receiving honorary degrees are:

Funding Available for Women’s Campus Safety Initiative

The Women’s Campus Safety Grant Committee is accepting applications for funding for initiatives to promote safety for women on campus.  Initiatives must be completed and invoices paid by March 31, 2017.  The Committee encourages creative, innovative proposals from members of the university community, including individuals or groups, faculty, staff, and students organizations.