Spotlight on Graduate Research

Student mixes love of history with passion for muscle cars

Evan Suntres is astute enough to see the irony in the research path he’s chosen.

A master’s student in history, he is studying a phenomenon which he suggests saw conservative males turn to muscle cars as a way of expressing their masculinity in reaction to such social upheavals of the 1960s as the anti-war and women’s liberation movements.

A self-described political moderate, he’s also in the process of restoring his own 1973 Ford Mustang fastback.

Biology student spends summer trapping gobies

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles about students involved in cool research, scholarly and creative activities during their summer break from classes.

Lisa Isabella-Valenzi has plenty of fond childhood memories of fishing with her father, so she is pleased to spend most of her summer studying ways to get rid of invasive species that are robbing many area anglers of their favourite pastime.

Sport management program ranked among best in the world

It may not be the best-known program on campus, but recent rankings have proven what those who work in the Master of Human Kinetics program in sport management have quietly known all along: theirs is among the best in the world.

The program, with six faculty members and an average of about 15 to 20 graduate students a year, was recently ranked in third place worldwide by the SportBusiness International 2012 Postgraduate Sports Course Guide.

Job posting from Human Resources: 2011-13-28

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources on or before 4 p.m. on the posting closing date. Please note: Union positions are covered by the union collective agreement, therefore, please be aware that we must allow our qualified unionized staff the first opportunity for transfer or promotion to these positions.

International students still seeking holiday hosts

Just a couple of days before the Thanksgiving weekend, Enrique Chacon is starting to worry about finding enough volunteers for the Host for the Holidays program.

He is one of the organizers of the program, which matches international students with Windsor families willing open their homes to share Thanksgiving dinner with a visitor from overseas.

Lecture to explore feminism and argumentation

Feminists criticize the extent to which logic and other models for argumentation eliminate important contextual elements and force specific interpretations as if they were neutral, says philosophy professor Catherine Hundleby.

She will explore the subject in a free public lecture entitled "Feminism and Argumentation" on Thursday, September 8, at 3 p.m. in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.

Campus welcomes return of residence students

When she arrived at the University of Windsor three years ago to begin her post-secondary career, she was grateful for assistance in getting settled, recalls chemistry student Samantha Scalia.

“It was really hectic,” she said. “I was so glad to have so many people helping new students.”

That’s why she decided to get involved as a volunteer with Windsor Welcome Week. Scalia was one of dozens of students who pitched in to help about new arrivals haul their belongings into residence Sunday.