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Student volunteers sought for a rendezvous with science

- Feb 8, 2023

A meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, will provide information to UWindsor students on roles available on the Science Rendezvous Windsor volunteer organizing committee.

Science Rendezvous is an annual family festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. It is returning to in-person activities on...

Physics and education alumnus recognized for commitment to teaching

- Feb 3, 2023

Alumnus Adam Mills’ (BSc 2005, B.Ed 2007) passion for educating  has won him the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Ontario).

“It was an honour to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for my teaching,” he says.

The Assumption College Catholic High School teacher graduated from the physics and...

Report calls for urgency to address contaminated river sediments

- Feb 2, 2023

Contaminated sediments limit the ecological recovery of the Detroit and Rouge River ecosystems, says a report released Tuesday by the State of the Strait Conference steering committee.

On the U.S. side of the Detroit River, up to 5.1 million cubic metres of contaminated sediments have been targeted for remediation by state and federal governments. No additional sediment remediation is...

Local team clear winner in crystal competition

- Jan 30, 2023

Growing a crystal is no simple task. But one high school team from Leamington grew a crystal so fine it won the Best Quality award at Canada’s 2022 National Crystal Growing Competition.

Students from Windsor and Essex County high schools worked with chemistry professor Nick Vukotic and Faculty of Science experiential learning specialist Michelle Bondy in preparation for the national...

Former dean remembered for contributions to University and community

- Jan 26, 2023

Professor emeritus Datta Pillay, who died Jan. 1, is remembered by colleagues and friends as a man exceptionally generous with his knowledge, expertise, his mentoring — and his hospitality.

Dr. Pillay joined the University of Windsor’s biology faculty in 1963 and retired in 1997, serving during that time as professor, dean of science, a member of the University Senate, a member of the...

Online session to spark health research collaboration

- Jan 24, 2023

Researchers and students in all disciplines interested in discussing new ideas, solving problems, and making new connections are invited to WE-Spark Think Tanks.

A session on Zoom scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb 10, will hear three presentations:

  • Postpartum Breast Cancer Perspectives: Awareness, Care, and Experiences
    Isabelle Hinch...

Paleontologist to address dinosaur fans Saturday

- Jan 13, 2023

If you have a pressing dinosaur question ­­— this weekend is your chance to get it answered by an expert.

UWindsor’s Denis Tetreault will visit the Chimczuk Museum on Saturday, Jan. 14, as part of Free Dino Day where he will be featured in “Ask a Paleontologist,” roaming the dinosaur exhibit ready to answer questions.

“I like to bring dinosaurs alive for people...

University of Windsor joining largest freshwater observational research network in Canada

- Jan 6, 2023

More than $1.77 million in funding will be coming to the University of Windsor to support its leadership of the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), a Canada Foundation for Innovation-funded network focused on the Great Lakes.

The funding is part of CFI’s Major Science Initiatives award of $15.25 million to a collaborative freshwater observational research network...

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