Dave Andrews

Students open thesis presentation competition

Students and faculty turned out Tuesday to watch the first round of the Three Minute Thesis competition, in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.

The competition challenges graduate students to make three-minute presentations on the topic of their thesis or dissertation. There are cash prizes for the winner and runner-up, who will also go on to represent the University of Windsor in a province-wide competition in April.

Creativity on display in campus costumes

The campus community put its creativity on display as hundreds of University of Windsor faculty and staff haunted Winclare “A” Wednesday afternoon at the annual Hallowe'en social.

The Office of Public Affairs and Communications won first place in the group category and the prize of a pizza lunch for dressing up like sculptures in the riverfront sculpture park.

DailyNews offers a look at some of the other inventive costumes:

More members being sought for 'Movember' team

Phil Graniero is looking for a few mo’ men to join him in his fight against prostate cancer.

A professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Graniero has participated for the last couple of years in Movember. An international effort which calls on men around the planet to grow a moustache throughout the month of November, Movember raise funds for research into a cure for prostate cancer, as well as awareness for men’s mental health issues.

Student project to lay groundwork for emergency evacuation assistance

Volunteering with the Active Aging and Health Management Program, which serves seniors living with chronic diseases, has given kinesiology students Charles Kahelin and Rob Ward a better appreciation of the wide spectrum of mobility issues people must cope with.

The two are now helping with a research project on the location of emergency evacuation chairs in campus buildings.

Ward, just finished his third year studies in movement science, says that for a university geared to accessibility, the project is important.

Profs' moustaches raise more than $700 for prostate cancer research

While many men consider shaving something of a chore, Dave Andrews will be thoroughly enjoying it later this week.

After spending the entire month of “Movember” growing a moustache to help raise funds for prostate cancer research, the Human Kinetics professor will be cheerfully cutting off the cookie duster as soon as he possibly can.

“It’s a lot of work,” he said. “You have to maintain it.”