Windsor Armouries

University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman, Marilyn Racotivis, Helena Ventrella and Drew Dilkens cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the School of Creative Arts' Freedom Way Building on March 22, 2018.University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman, Marilyn Racotivis, Helena Ventrella and Drew Dilkens cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the School of Creative Arts' Freedom Way Building on March 22, 2018.

School of Creative Arts 'one of the most exciting creative spaces in Canada'

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman was joined by faculty, staff, students, and University supporters today as he cut the ribbons on the new School of Creative Arts (SoCA) buildings, located on downtown Windsor’s Freedom Way.

The president also announced that the Armouries main lobby will be named Veterans Hall to honour the building's military heritage.

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.

School of Creative Arts comes to life in downtown Windsor

January 4, 2018 marked a historic moment for students, faculty and staff at UWindsor’s School of Creative Arts.

Over the last four years, the late-19th-century Romanesque structure in the city’s downtown core reverberated with the frenzied sounds of construction.

But on Thursday, the notes from students practising piano and lectures by professors in classrooms drifted up to fill the lofty Windsor Armouries.

“So many people contributed to this project and now seeing it come to life is pretty incredible,” said University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman.

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman accepts the Heritage Award from Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor's Award on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.UWindsor President Alan Wildeman accepts the Heritage Award from Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor's Award on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

Mayor toasts UWindsor for preserving city's history

The University of Windsor was honoured by the Mayor of Windsor this week for its work in preserving historic buildings in the city’s downtown core.

President Alan Wildeman accepted the Celebrating 2017 Mayor’s Award Tuesday in honour of the city’s 125th anniversary.

"It was very nice to have the University of Windsor be recognized by the city for the efforts to preserve and reimagine historic locations," Dr. Wildeman said.