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George McMahon

Faculty, staff and board members among Diamond Jubilee honourees

A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.

The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:

New book traces formation of University of Windsor

George McMahon knows the history of the University of Windsor. The former history professor, a 1956 graduate of Assumption College, joined the University’s faculty on its founding in 1963.

He will launch the second volume in his history of Assumption University, entitled Rev. E.C. LeBel C.S.B. and the Creation of the University of Windsor, at a free public event Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in the Freed-Orman Centre.

Biologists hope nesting boxes attract swallows to research centre

If you build it, they will come.

That’s the hope of a team from the Department of Biological Sciences who installed 51 nest boxes at the University’s Pelee Environmental Research Centre on Saturday, August 27, to attract tree swallows, a blue-and-white species of songbird that breeds in the area.

“Tree swallows are an important part of our local bird community and they are excellent study animals,” said biology professor Dan Mennill, an ornithologist who helped to organize the project.