University Advancement

President Wildeman announces structural changes to University Advancement division

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman announced a restructuring plan yesterday for the University Advancement division intended to more clearly align the activities and services Advancement provides with the University’s overarching goals.

These include a commitment to greater communication and engagement with its key community partners, a closer alignment of fundraising within the faculties, and the need to see its financial and human resources aligned most effectively.

Video sounds note of thanks to University donors

A video message sent to UWindsor donors Thursday gives students a chance to express their gratitude, says Jody Maskery, director of advancement services.

“We just wanted to send a thank-you note to all the people who have supported the University’s students and programs through the year,” Maskery says. “We hope to show the appreciation of the prime beneficiaries of their generosity—our students who have been given the opportunity to succeed.”

Just 12 more sleeps to invest in UWindsor students this year

It’s not too late to make a gift that will help University of Windsor students—and receive a 2012 charitable tax receipt.

“In the spirit of the holiday season, we take a moment to count our blessings and express our thanks,” says development officer Mona Dosen of University Advancement. “One way we can give back is to support our students, helping to secure their success as they learn and grow in 2013.”

Indian dinner to support cancer research project

India’s consul general to Toronto, Preeti Saran, is the guest of honour at the annual dinner of the India Canada Association of Windsor-Essex County, this year supporting a research project at the University of Windsor.

The event will benefit biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey’s Kevin Couvillon cancer research project. Organizers promise a fun-filled evening with fine Indian food, dances and a performance by Bollywood Bounces.

Employee fundraising campaign hoping to repeat successes

Deb Dayus is proud of her work as a volunteer canvasser for the Annual Giving Program.

“The campaign most certainly has a clear and positive impact on the work we do, in the lives of our students, and the University of Windsor community as  whole,” the nursing professor told colleagues gathered Wednesday on the lawn outside Memorial Hall.

A lunch reception launched the 2012 campaign, which invites support from University employees for student scholarships, campus improvements, teaching and research programs.

Campus fundraising drive hoping for heavy harvest

Participating in the University’s Annual Giving Program gives her a special feeling of accomplishment, says volunteer canvasser Karen Pillon.

“It’s fun to give knowing that we will benefit as employees,” she says. “The money we give isn’t going away; it will be spent where we spend most of our time.”

Building on the success of last year’s “Plant a Seed” campaign, this year’s theme is “Here We Grow Again.” A reception for volunteers Wednesday will help to launch the 2012 effort.

Album a photographic record of welcome week highlights

The University of Windsor presented a lot of opportunities to her, says recent biology and biotechnology grad Irina Bacanu. She joined hundreds of students in signing a large “thank you” card to donors, Thursday outside the CAW Student Centre.

“I am very grateful to the university for all the resources it has offered us,” Bacanu says. “I just wanted to say thank you to the supporters who made it possible.”

Donation from Chrysler Canada signals strengthened commitment to University of Windsor

Chrysler Canada has announced a $100,000 investment in the University of Windsor's Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

“This investment in Canadian higher education further signals our strong commitment to ensure engineering students are well-prepared for the integral role they will play in society,” said Reid Bigland, president of Chrysler Canada. “Science and technology is the lifeblood of our future. Working with the University of Windsor, we will develop creative thinkers who will serve as the engine of innovation for generations to come.”

Reception a chance for students to thank scholarship donors

Does Aspirin cause the “phantom” ringing in the ears known as tinnitus?

Thanks to the scholarship support he has received, biology doctoral student Chirag Patel has been able to concentrate on his innovative clinical research into this question.

“Over the past two years I have received the Drs. Roger and Audrey Award for Clinical Research, allowing me to worry less about the constant financial pressures of making ends meet,” he said June 5, at a reception for donors to student scholarships.