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Marion Overholt

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:

Social justice advocate to head up Community Legal Aid, Legal Assistance and poverty law clinics

Lawyer, teacher and social justice advocate Marion Overholt, a 1981 graduate of Windsor Law, will begin an appointment as executive director of the faculty’s Community Legal Aid, Legal Assistance of Windsor and poverty law clinics in January 2013.

In making the announcement, dean Camille Cameron emphasized the Faculty of Lawʼs commitment to supporting access to justice and to providing law students with rich opportunities for clinical and experiential learning.

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.