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Priorities For 2019/20

There are 11 units within the Student Experience portfolio and approximately 85 staff not counting any of the amazing students that work for us. There’s a ton of work going on at any one time, but we do have priorities that we’re concentrating on to make the student experience better.  

In 2019-20, here’s what’s getting our attention:

  • Continue our efforts to support a Welcome Week program that brings together our faculties and students into one community where students know they are welcome and are Lancers
  • Seek renewed funding to ensure Flip the Script (E-AAA program) remains available for UWindsor students
  • Make progress on the following capital projects: a) refurbishment of the CAW Student Centre seating area; b) the creation of a wellness centre that co-locates Health Services and the Student Counselling Centre
  • Implement recommendations from the Student Mental Health Strategy; communicate which recommendations will be delivered to students
  • Implement the Mental Health Initiatives Fund, a $24,000 fund that enables staff, faculty, and staff to deliver small wellness projects that will improve student mental health and wellness outcomes
  • Continue to build the Alternative Spring Break program with two international trips
  • Implement the second year of the Residence Renewal Strategy, which over three years will result in $5.5M in capital projects to improve student satisfaction in the Residence community
  • Continue with efforts to develop and deliver a new student development curriculum for Residence students
  • Improve and deliver UWindsor’s second student leadership conference in Winter 2020 and deliver a new leadership training conference to students who lead societies, clubs and who play roles in academic departmental councils
  • Work in partnership with the UWSA to deliver UWindsor’s first Clean-Up Day to clean the neighbourhoods that surround the university
  • Deliver the second year of our UWin Proud program that aims to increase student, faculty and staff pride in UWindsor. The signature events: UWin Day on October 2nd and tailgate event at the UWindsor football game on October 5th.
  • For the first time, participate in Windsor’s annual Pride Parade 
  • Work with the City to create a Rainbow Walkway across Wyandotte
  • Investigate and deliver pronoun training across the portfolio
  • Identify and deliver a new student relationship management system in Student Accessibility Services to better facilitate exams and day to day student meetings
  • Secure new vehicles and a golf cart for Campus Police
  • Make ongoing efforts to make sure that more students, faculty, and staff are downloading the Safe Lancer safety and security app