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Biology postdoctoral researcher selected as Costa Rica’s nominee for international science prize

- Jul 24, 2023

University of Windsor postdoctoral researcher Natalie Sanchez has been nominated for the Young Scientist Research Award: Women for Science due to her outstanding achievements in science. Dr. Sanchez was chosen by Costa Rica’s top scientific agency, Academia Nacional de Ciencias, as the Costa Rican nominee for this award from the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences.

“It is a...

Quest for knowledge leads students to Paris

- Jul 20, 2023

Professors Dan Mennill and Stéphanie Doucet from the Department of Integrative Biology recently took 14 students on a study abroad expedition to Paris, where they engaged in a mix of lecture learning and hands-on activities.

While in France, the students took two co-requisite courses, one by each instructor.

In Dr. Mennill’s course on “Bird Song and Anthorpogenic Noise,”...

Prof calls for distribution of medical isotope production

- Jul 13, 2023

Drew Marquardt says for long-term medical stability, cities like Windsor need to produce their own radioisotopes.

When it comes to diseases like cancer, the use of a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner can be the key to early diagnosis. PET scanners rely on the short-lived radioisotope Fluorine-18 (F-18 or FDG) to run. Windsor has a scanner, but the radioisotopes come from...

Academy gives high schoolers a taste of science

- Jul 13, 2023

Grade 11 students flocked to campus for the 10th annual Science Academy, July 3 to 7.

The Faculty of Science hosts students each year and opens each department to showcase what they have to offer. Visitors also get the opportunity to engage with peers as well as UWindsor faculty, staff, and students.

Forty-four top-achieving students participated in mini-lectures and labs,...

Economic probability modelling earns prize for doctoral student

- Jul 4, 2023

PhD candidate Yunhong Lyu won the Probability Section Student Research Presentation Award at the 2023...

Forensics launches career of teaching fellow

- Jun 22, 2023

Nadia Stephaniuk (BSc 2017, MSc 2019) chose the University of Windsor specifically for its four-year Forensic Science undergraduate program, but she ended up on a serendipitous journey that led her to the United Kingdom.

Early on in Stephaniuk’s undergrad, she took on a part-time role as a campus tour guide for the enrolment management team, which led to her working in varying student...

Grade school girls gain science experience

- Jun 19, 2023

Young female scientists spent the day with the Faculty of Science for the annual A Scientist Like Her event on June 3.

The summer event gave 42 girls in Grades 7 and 8 an opportunity to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities and interact with undergraduates in various fields. This year focused on biology, computer science, and environmental science...

Online session to spark health research collaborations

- Jun 13, 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, June 23, will hear three presentations:

  • Finding solutions together that take into account the real experiences of providing care to those...

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