Graduate Students

Working to eradicate invasive species

UWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett.  Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl BoyesUWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett. Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl Boyes.

A UWindsor biologist and students use pheromone research to outsmart the invasive sea lampre, an eel-like fish in the Great Lakes.

Community partnership expands exercise program for adults with disabilities

Josh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted PhyJosh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County.

UWindsor’s Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County kicked off the continuation of their exercise program on Wednesday.

The program, titled Fit Together, takes participants with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability and trains them in two, 90-minute exercise sessions a week for 12 weeks.

Writer-in-residence reflects on time at UWindsor

UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

Donato Mancini’s time at the University of Windsor provided him with something many writers yearn for — the opportunity to focus exclusively on his craft.

“That’s what everybody craves and wishes for,” the writer-in-residence said. “It’s why people take themselves off the grid and unplug for weeks at a time.

“The amount of progress you can make in a few really focused weeks is so much more than a whole year of working in fits and starts and in time off.”

M.Eng students share co-op experience

M. Eng student Neel Nitinkumar Shah describes his co-op experience at Windsor Mold Group during a poster presentation on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017M. Eng student Neel Nitinkumar Shah describes his co-op experience at Windsor Mold Group during a poster presentation on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

A co-op placement provided more than practical work experience for Bhavesh Lakhankiya.

Not only did the master of engineering student gain invaluable experience working at Diageo Canada Inc. in Amherstburg, Ont., but Lakhankiya also said he learned something that can’t be taught in the classroom.

“As an international student, this was my first opportunity to work within the Canadian work culture,” Lakhankiya said, who grew up in India.

Researchers work with businesses, community to support people with aphasia

Julia Borsatto, UWindsor clinical neuropsychology graduate student, and Laura Pineault (B.Sc. 2016) are associate directors of Aphasia Friendly Canada.Julia Borsatto, UWindsor clinical neuropsychology graduate student, and Laura Pineault (B.Sc. 2016) are associate directors of Aphasia Friendly Canada.

There are few things more dispiriting than losing the ability to communicate. And yet, every year, thousands of people across Canada awake to a new reality filled with elusive words and illegible text.

It’s this growing population that a team from the University of Windsor has set out to provide with a new voice and a new lease on life.

Panel to discuss careers in academe

tweed jacket and bowtieIt’s not all tweed anymore: come hear a panel discussing careers in academe November 17 in the Welcome Centre.

A panel of successful academics will discuss careers in higher education November 17 in the Welcome Centre.

Session to offer graduate students communication skills

professional holding clipboardA workshop November 16 will give grad students resources to help them with their academic and professional communication skills.

A workshop November 16 will give grad students resources to help them with their academic and professional communication skills.