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Black cat on yellow ottomanWelcome to the ScienceUWindsor@Home series –  your peek into the off-campus lives of the ScienceUWindsor family.

With most of our faculty and staff working remotely, and students studying at home, the people who make up the Faculty of Science wanted to connect by sharing personal videos or photos featuring the things that bring them joy during these unusual times. It is a gives us a nice little insight into what our science family is up to – outside of the lab, out of the field and away from their desks.

Keep visiting as we add more stories - and one could be yours. If you are a member of the Faculty of Science family, whether a student, staff or faculty member, and you want to share a short video, or series of photos highlighting what brings you joy, send your story to Communications Coordinator Sara Elliott at

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From breadmaking to camping  – the ‘home series’ of Destination Science starts with your story.

Visit the ScienceUWindsor@Home playlist on the Faculty of Science Youtube channel and check out these individual links below.


Michelle Bondy is our go-to for student engagement and outreach. The Experiential Learning Specialist who works in the Dean's office as well as the School of the Environment relies on releasing endorphins through running (and a few oreos) to chill out at the end of the day. 


Check out her list of impressive running accomplishments on Youtube. 

Chemist-Baker-Educator Dr. Phil Dutton, shares his sourdough recipe with the world. 

Visit his baking demoin 6-parts on the ScienceUWindsor@Home playlist on the Faculty of Science Youtube channel

(Hint: if you play your cards right – rumour has it Dr. Dutton will share his beloved colony of microorganisms (aka starter) with a chosen few.)

Dr. Trevor Pitcher steps off the work treadmill to do a little millwork. Watch the Integrative Biology researcher from the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Sciences, who is also Director of the Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre, take time to build a desk with his daughter.

Here is his Youtube story.

Here is his lab website.

The School of the Environment’s Dr. Ken Drouillard who researchers at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research spends his down time canoeing and camping with his wife.

Check out his Youtube adventure

Dr. Drouillard's also collaborated with volunteers across Windsor and Essex County sewing masks for local healthcare workers to ensure their goods are top-notch.

Find the full story in the Daily News.

Dr. Daniel Mennill, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for the Faculty of Science talks about his family time spent before and during COVID-19.

Click here to see the complete video.

Visit his lab website to learn about his publications and see more photos. Click here.

This video is Dr. Drew Marquardt of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry honing his cooking skills in this period of quarantine.

Check out his video here.

Visit his homepage to know about his research publications and team by clicking here

This video is Dr. Christina Semeniuk talking about her house in the county and how she is managing her work from home with cute little distractions. Check the full video on YouTube by clicking here.

Make sure to follow @PredictEcoLab on Twitter.

This is the video of Dr. Nicole Noel introducing us to her cat and a squirrel who comes to visit.

Click here to see the complete YouTube video

This video is Dr. Oliver Love appreciating the nature and wildlife during his time at the countryside. Check the complete YouTube video which has photos of his beautiful office space and adorable kitties. Click here to see the video.

Visit his website to know more about him. Click here to visit website.