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Panel points up paths for women in science

- Feb 16, 2024

Salma Ahmida is in fourth-year integrative biology, and she is struggling to decide what she will do after graduation.

After attending the Faculty of Science’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science research panel, featuring talks by four successful scientists, Ahmida says she has more hope that it will work out for her.

“It was refreshing to see that even if you don’t...

International team to explore impact of freshwater oil spill

- Feb 15, 2024

What would happen to the Great Lakes freshwater ecosystem if there were an oil spill? An international, multidisciplinary team of scientists is planning in-depth investigations into that very question.

UWindsor researchers from the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) are joining a multi-faceted team led by Michigan’s Lake Superior State University in the Biological...

Campus chemists give boost to high school crystal competitors

- Feb 2, 2024

With scientific knowledge and plenty of patience you can grow a beautiful crystal from scratch. A team of young high school scientists from Leamington put their skills to the test and came out champions, with a little help from the University of Windsor.

Beating out competition from across Canada in the ...

Grant to boost search for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

- Jan 19, 2024

With a long-term goal of offering a novel approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, professor Vijendra Sharma is researching biological pathways that could reverse long-term memory impairment.

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by a gradual loss of memory and cognition, leading to amnesia.

“First, we want to identify the cell types in the...

Tools enable anatomy examination

- Jan 17, 2024

A field trip to explore high-tech anatomy and physiology tools gave graduate students of chemistry and biochemistry deeper understanding of the human body.

The experiential learning field trip to the Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry-Windsor Campus, allowed hands-on exploration of medical dissection through the Anatomage table,...

Sand-based microbes explored as filter of algal blooms

- Jan 15, 2024

Chelsea Salter spent her master’s studies combing through Lake Erie sand investigating microbes because they were doing something unique. They were cleaning water tainted with an algal bloom toxin called cyanotoxin.

Salter (BSc 2020, MSc 2023) first heard of the phenomenon happening off the coast of Pelee Island when she was an undergraduate working in Chris Weisener’s lab. Dr....

Demo Day a showcase for computer science student projects

- Jan 12, 2024

300 Ouellette Avenue was filled with students, faculty, and industry partners for the ninth annual Computer Science Demo Day on Friday, Dec 14.

Groups of students stood in front of computers, eager to pitch their programming projects about applied Artificial Intelligence, agriculture, healthcare, social media trends, education and tech for consumer decision making.

Two MAC...

Nest environment affects birdsong acoustics, study finds

- Jan 11, 2024

Savannah sparrows living on a remote island off the coast of New Brunswick build their nests on the ground under dense vegetation. Sarah Dobney, a PhD student in the Department of Integrative Biology, wanted to know if this thick covering limits what nestlings can hear, potentially altering song learning — and set out to find out.

Nestlings learn to sing by listening to adults nearby....

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