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The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional schools such as Law, Business, Science, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The University has strong student-faculty engagement, exceptional award-winning teachers and researchers, and dedicated staff. With comparatively small class sizes and an array of student services, clubs and associations, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. The University overlooks the Detroit River on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts and is minutes away from North America’s biggest international border crossing. This location speaks to UWindsor’s strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplinary institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty, and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research, and engagement.

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Ice on Lake Erie provides winter light for algae thriving below. Sue Thompson

Losing winter ice is changing the Great Lakes food web – here’s how light is shaping life underwater

In winter 2023-24, the Great Lakes’ ice cover was near record lows, peaking at just 16%. Researchers explain how diminishing ice could have consequences for fisheries, and how species are evolving.
The Dali, right, sits amid the wreckage and collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md., on April 1. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner via AP)

Human error may have contributed to the Key Bridge disaster — changing our approach to design can help reduce accidents

Human error may have contributed to the tragic accident in Baltimore harbour on March 26. Designing systems that reduce the potential for human error may help prevent future incidents.
Christopher Nolan accepts the award for Best Director for ‘Oppenheimer’ during the Oscars on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

As ‘Oppenheimer’ triumphs at the Oscars, we should ask how historical films frame our shared future

The success of ‘Oppenheimer’ at the Academy Awards presents an opportunity to think about critical criteria for viewing historical film — and what we are owed by historical filmmakers.
Norman Jewison (left) and Lynne St. David-Jewison arrive on the red carpet at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A look back at Norman Jewison’s stellar directing career and commitment to Canadian filmmakers

Jewison had a trailblazing commitment to the development of film in Canada, seen both in his founding of the Canadian Film Centre and when he visited us at the Windsor International Film Festival.
Checking the weather frequently can serve to preemptively avoid injury pitfalls from extreme cold or slippery surfaces. (Pexels)

How to jump-start your New Year with cold weather running

Winter running has all the health benefits of aerobic exercise, as well as fresh air. However, be aware of the specific safety and injury-prevention concerns that come with cold weather.
Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks players and spectators stand for a moment of silence for Adam Johnson, before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Oct. 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey organizations need to address the psychological impacts of team trauma, not just the physical ones

Hockey culture’s tendency to prefer attributes like mental toughness over emotional vulnerability can damage athletes when they’re confronted with traumatic events. This needs to change.
Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Darien Gap: As migrants take deadly risks for better lives, Canada and the U.S. must do much more

Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
Disasters affect all, human and non-human alike. It is imperative that we consider the harms to non-human life and ecosystems as both a moral obligation and a realistic effort to preserve the ecosystem services upon which we all rely. (Jesse Brothers/Sioux City Journal via AP)

Why we must address the interconnected harms to people, animals and ecosystems in train derailments

Focusing solely on humans at the expense of other life in the aftermath of train derailments limits the effectiveness of our disaster response management.

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