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Webinar intended to boost confidence in vaccine safety and efficacy

- Nov 29, 2021

An online event Thursday, Dec. 2, aims to answer questions from local young adults and overcome their hesitancy to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sparking Vaccine Confidence among Students of Windsor-Essex will feature a panel that includes a science expert, a frontline worker, and students from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.


Course operating at intersection of art and science

- Nov 25, 2021

Students in the class “Bioart: Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences” will explore the ethical debates, issues of access and accountability, and overspecialization that arise from contemporary biotechnologies and bioart practices. The course is now seeking enrolment from students in all disciplines for the winter semester.

A crossover lab between visual art and science, the...

Science student signs on to climate challenge

- Nov 24, 2021

A UWindsor science student joined the fight against climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) in Glasgow in October. COY16 preceded the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).


Teacher candidate wins recognition for professional preparation

- Nov 15, 2021

Now in the final year of her studies in the UWindsor concurrent education program, Mikayla Bornais is looking forward to beginning a teaching career. Recognition she received this month from the Ontario College of Teachers may help her on her way.

Bornais is the 2021 recipient of the $1,500 Joseph W. Atkinson...

Students lead campaign to address vaccine hesitancy

- Nov 12, 2021

Loretta Sbrocca, a Master of Education student, signed on to a project promoting confidence in vaccination against COVID-19 in hopes of making an impact.

“I lost a family member to COVID-19, so this is how I can put my skills and knowledge and education to use and prevent others from feeling that pain,” she says. “Joining the Students Sparking Vaccine Confidence project was my chance...

Climate change threatens Great Lakes region, say researchers

- Nov 4, 2021

Climate change is making the Great Lakes warmer, wetter, and wilder, posing threats to natural ecosystems as well as human habitation, three UWindsor researchers argue in an article published Tuesday.

“Overall, warming of the lakes will alter the seasonal patterns of warm and cold water layers and the dynamics of the lakes’ food webs, and it will lead to greater shoreline damage from...

Gold medals honour academic excellence for science doctoral grads

- Nov 3, 2021

Two science alumnae are UWindsor’s Governor General’s Gold Medallists for academic excellence at the graduate level and will be recognized during Fall Convocation ceremonies Friday, Nov. 5: Yunyun Wu (PhD 2020) in chemistry and Sarah Larocque (PhD 2021) in environmental science.

Dr. Wu completed her doctoral studies in professor Tricia Carmichael’s lab, developing wearable electronic...

Grant recipients to foster student engagement

- Nov 2, 2021

The Centre for Teaching and Learning has announced recipients for its annual Centred on Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF).

The theme for this year’s CLIF grants is inclusive student engagement, which includes such topics as anti-Black racism in curriculum and pedagogy, Indigenization of curriculum and pedagogy, and universal design for learning.

Three groups were...

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