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Campus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk bannersCampus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk banners

Campus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk banners

The official dedication of Turtle Island Walk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, but the campus community got an early glimpse of the vibrant banners that will anchor the six prominent seating areas along the pedestrian thoroughfare this week.

The art featured on the banners is the work of First Nations artist Teresa Altiman who grew up on Walpole Island and draws inspiration from both the landscape and her indigenous heritage.

Researchers from around the world will converge on Windsor this week for the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by UWindsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.Researchers from around the world will converge on Windsor this week for the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by UWindsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

Researchers converge on Windsor for 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop

Buried beneath the surface of China’s plateau lakes could lie the solutions to some of the challenges currently facing the Great Lakes.

It’s one of the topics that will be discussed in Windsor this week at the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Maria Cioppa, History professor Guillaume Teasdale and high school student Grace Dycha examine the readings on the Noggin ground penetrating radar.  Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Maria Cioppa, History professor Guillaume Teasdale and high school student Grace Dycha examine the readings on the Noggin ground penetrating radar.

Project invites public to dig into local heritage

Members of the public are invited to participate in the WE Dig History Project at Assumption Park. A group of geoscientists, historians, archaeologists, and librarians are set out to take a closer look at local history and possibly unearth some new information about buildings once located on the site.

UWindsor professor Iain Samson examines core from the Baerzhe deposit in Inner Mongolia on July 2, 2017.UWindsor professor Iain Samson examines core from the Baerzhe deposit in Inner Mongolia on July 2, 2017.

UWindsor prof digs into rare earth metals

A University of Windsor professor travelled across the globe this summer to dig into the origins of rare metals in the Earth’s crust.

Iain Samson, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, ventured to China for three weeks to teach and conduct fieldwork.

Dr. Samson began the trip by teaching a short course to researchers and graduate students on metals and fluids in hydrothermal systems at the China University of Geosciences Beijing (CUGB) on June 23.

Lancer Engineering campers put the finishing touches on their apparatus that will carry their egg from the third floor of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation to the ground.Lancer Engineering campers put the finishing touches on their apparatus that will carry their egg from the third floor of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation to the ground.

Campers hatch a plan in engineering egg drop

Sydney Ryan may have had a slight advantage over her fellow campers.

The 12-year-old has a knack for engineering and builds race car tracks for her brothers and boats at home using found materials.

So, it’s no surprise that when tasked with the challenge to bring an egg safely to the ground from three storeys up, Ryan had a plan.

“We are trying to make a bird’s nest and have a base with a spongey-kind of foam material, a layer of paper and then a web of tight string that goes on either side of the egg,” Ryan said, who will be going into Grade 8 in the fall.

Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.

UWindsor sister-school program 'life-changing' for local principal

On a rainy Tuesday evening, educators at Talbot Trail Public School sat in a semi-circle and fixed their gaze on a screen in the library.

Seven geometric shapes of various colours lay scattered in front of each person while on the other side of the world, educators in Chongqing, China began a lesson on Grade 2 arithmetic.

“This has been a life-changing experience for us,” said Talbot Trail principal Chris Mills.

“We are able to learn what works over there and they are learning what works over here.”

An African rhinoceros is pictured in this handout photo.An African rhinoceros is pictured in this handout photo.

UWindsor students confront illegal trade in rhino horn

It is so coveted that it’s worth more than its weight in gold.

Its intended use has long been proven ineffectual, and yet the demand is contributing to the obliteration of a species.

The illegal trade of rhinoceros horn in Africa is fraught with controversy and two University of Windsor business students have become engrossed in the issue.

“It’s just not fair to these animals,” said master of business administration student Fred Wilkins.