Press Release Archive

Partnership aims to develop cybersecurity solutions to promote transit rider safety

(Windsor, Ontario, May 25, 2021) – The University of Windsor's SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to collaborate on innovative technology and knowledge mobilization designed to help public transit operators keep riders safe. 

University of Windsor & City of Windsor launch community speaker series in June


May 20, 2021Windsor, ON – The University of Windsor and the City of Windsor are uniting to join the Windsor-Essex community in learning, inspiring, and imagining what is ahead for our region following the pandemic.

Beginning in June, a six-part “Envision a Post-COVID Future” virtual speaker series will feature nationally renowned guest speakers with expertise in areas such as business, social justice, innovation, policy, and technology. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

President’s Office makes Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Grants Available

 (Windsor, Ontario, May 13, 2021) ­­-- In recognition of the specific and ongoing issues of systemic racism faced by students, researchers, and faculty in Canadian higher education, the University of Windsor’s Office of the President has invited  submissions for the UWindsor Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Grant.

The grants will fund:

· Research projects that focus on aspects of teaching in higher education;

· Academic units and educational leaders in implementing course and curricular reforms; and

Fruit flies may hold clues about human cancer says UWindsor researcher

(Windsor, Ontario, April 8, 2021) ­­– The tiny insect attracted to overripe bananas and discarded apple cores is being used at the University of Windsor to unlock one of the mysteries surrounding cancer in humans.

UWindsor biologist Andrew Swan is using fruit flies to study a protein that holds cell division in check. The protein, called tuberin, is the product of a tumour suppressor gene in our DNA. It’s been established that tuberin is related to cell growth, but Swan says its role in mitosis, or cell division, requires further study.

UWindsor runs Pilot Project on Rapid COVID Testing in Asymptomatic Populatio

(Windsor, Ontario, April 1, 2021) – University of Windsor researchers have launched a pilot project to detect COVID-19 rapidly in populations with no reported symptoms. Participants in the Covid Screening Platform study will have their saliva tested weekly, and will get results via a cellphone app called MyCap.