University of Windsor

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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Jean Truchon, à droite, observe l'avocat Jean-Pierre Ménard réagir à la décision d'un juge du Québec d'infirmer, le 12 septembre 2019, des parties des lois provinciales et fédérales sur l'assistance médicale à la mort. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Aide médicale à mourir: voici pourquoi il faut aller en appel

Un juge ne doit pas être autorisé à restreindre le pouvoir du Parlement de promouvoir des intérêts sociétaux plus larges et de protéger les personnes âgées, malades et handicapées.
Jean Truchon, right, looks on as lawyer Jean-Pierre Menard gives their reaction to a Québec judge overturning parts of provincial and federal laws on medically assisted dying on September 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why

One judge must not be allowed to curtail parliament’s power to promote broader societal interests and protect people who are elderly, ill and disabled.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau listens to a question at a campaign rally in Saskatoon on Sept. 19, 2019, the day after images of him in blackface became public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau’s blackface apology rings hollow and highlights anti-Arab stereotypes

Justin Trudeau's use of blackface and Arab costumes has raised questions about his authenticity on diversity issues. It also highlights the ongoing discrimination faced by Arab and Muslim Canadians.
Solar flares and other phenomena can have a surprising effect on our Earthly activities. Shutterstock

Solar weather has real, material effects on Earth

The sun’s phenomena, like flares, can cause solar particles to enter the Earth’s atmosphere, with material effects.
A Tamil man who was paralyzed by shelling during the final weeks of the conflict in Mullivaikkal in 2009 is seen in this 2018 photo in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Priya Tharmaseelan

Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Independent Members of Parliament Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould speak with the media before Question Period in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa, April 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Another barrier for women in politics: Violence

Female politicians deal with a lot to get into positions of power: childcare issues, sexism, sexual harassment and now a new study reveals they also deal with high levels of violence.
As automated technologies are increasingly incorporated into car design, consumers need to educate themselves on these features for safety reasons. Shutterstock

A user’s guide to self-driving cars

More manufactured cars are integrating assisted-driving technologies such as parking support and networked dashboards. But what should a consumer look for?
A case against Sylvia McAdam for ‘trespassing’ on ancestral lands in a provincial park was dismissed. McAdam

Law professor put on trial for ‘trespassing’ on family’s ancestral lands

A co-founder of Idle No More was put on trial for 'trespassing' on her family’s ancestral lands. Canada has much to learn about institutionalizing respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime leaves a courtroom in Montreal in February 2019. Duhaime pleaded guilty in a bribe scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

SNC-Lavalin: Deferred prosecution deals aren’t get-out-of-jail free cards

The SNC-Lavalin controversy has resulted in some misunderstandings and misinterpretations of the legal mechanism at its heart: Deferred prosecution agreements.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa to respond to allegations his office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould in the SNC-Lavalin affair. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

SNC-Lavalin & the need for fresh thinking around independence and interference

The prospect of political interference is at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin controversy. But it raises more issues related to identifying and preventing inappropriate interference.
Les touristes constituent un groupe à haut risque de noyade. Ils connaissent peu les plages où ils s'aventurent et en sous-estiment les dangers. Leur « cerveau touristique » prend le dessus. Shutterstock

Pourquoi les touristes se noient: c'est leur cerveau qui leur joue de mauvais tour !

Les touristes constituent un groupe à haut risque de noyade. Ils connaissent peu les plages où ils s'aventurent et en sous-estiment les dangers. Leur « cerveau touristique » prend le dessus.
Recent studies suggest that tourists believe that beach access points and resorts are located adjacent to safe swimming areas, but that isn’t always true. (Shutterstock)

Why your tourist brain may try to drown you

Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not make it safe.
Les données démontrent que la croissance des polluants atmosphériques - ainsi que la hausse des températures, l'augmentation des pluies et les inondations - établissent un lien entre le cancer du sein et les changements climatiques. Shutterstock

Cancer du sein: il est temps de s'attaquer aux causes environnementales

La plupart des cas de cancer du sein sont liés à des causes environnementales. Lorsque nous parlons des changements climatiques, nous ne devons pas négliger cette partie de l'histoire.
Evidence shows that the growth of air pollutants – as well as rising temperatures, increased rain and flooding – connect breast cancer with climate change. (Shnutterstock)

As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer

Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
The crucifix is seen inside the the National Assembly in Québec in November 2013. The Québec government has been criticized for pushing for a niqab ban while defending the presence of the crucifix in the legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

The hypocrisy of Québec’s move to ban religious dress

Québec is pushing to ban public servants from wearing religious garb even as the crucifix hangs in its legislature. It's ironic and hypocritical for a province that prides itself on secularism.

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