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Science Awards honour faculty, staff, and students

- Apr 9, 2024

The Faculty of Science recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of members during the Science Awards ceremony April 3.

Faculty and staff award recipients:

  • Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award – Isabelle Barrette-Ng, Integrative Biology
  • Research Excellence and Impact Award – Drew Marquardt, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Outreach...

Computer science students show skills in competition

- Apr 9, 2024

UWindsor teams returned from the Computer Science Games with a haul of four trophies.

The collegiate competition, held in Montreal from March 15 to 18, involved challenges in everything from web and mobile development to artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and social school spirit activities.

Windsor sent two teams of 10 students each, led by captains Abbie Dewhirst and...

Bird’s eye view identifies Arctic duck egg predators

- Apr 3, 2024

Is climate change affecting the foraging habits of eider duck predators in the Canadian north?

It took a bird’s eye view to better understand who is eating the eider duck eggs on East Bay Island in Nunavut.

Andrew Barnas, a former post-doctoral fellow in integrative biology professor Christina Semeniuk’s lab, says because of climate change, melting Arctic sea ice is pushing...

Drug design earns honour for computational chemist

- Apr 2, 2024

Your next treatment for anxiety or cancer may be residing right now on Aziz Abu-Saleh’s computer.

As a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of professor John Trant, Dr. Abu-Saleh specializes in computational chemistry, leveraging advanced computer modeling techniques and machine learning to design drugs targeting a range of health issues, including anxiety, cancer, COVID-19, and obesity...

Funding to advance neutron research program

- Apr 1, 2024

Drew Marquardt took another step forward in his quest to bring neutron scattering to the forefront of material research and cancer treatment in Windsor when he received the Early Researcher Awards (ERA) program from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

The five-year award comes with $140,000 along with an...

Solar eclipse subject of public seminar

- Apr 1, 2024

Department of Physics astronomy instructor Steve Pellarin is presenting a public seminar on Friday, April 5, about the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Canadian national co-ordinator for astronomy outreach for the International Astronomical Union, he will give the audience a glimpse of what to expect.

“I’ll be presenting information about how solar eclipses work, what will happen...

Physics program leads grad to career treating cancer

- Mar 28, 2024

As one of the first to graduate from the UWindsor medical physics program, Khadija Sheikh (BSc 2012) is quick to sing the praises of the niche program.

“I truly owe my success to Windsor; it was Because of Science at UWindsor,” says Dr. Sheikh. “It was one of the best four years of my life.”

And success has followed her. After graduating from the University of Windsor, she...

Event to showcase research into dementia

- Mar 25, 2024

An event April 9 promising to unveil groundbreaking research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will feature UWindsor professors.

Psychology professor emeritus Jerome Cohen and Siyaram Pandey of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will share their preclinical research aimed at halting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Their presentation will delve into innovative...

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