Brain cancer survivor meets researchers working toward cure

A young brain cancer survivor had a chance to see up-close some of the local research underway to fight the disease. Researchers at the University of Windsor invited 13-year-old Dereck Lau and his sister to participate in a hands-on learning experience Friday. “When people think about research they think primarily biology,” says Youshaa El-Abed. “We […]

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Child Cancer Survivors In Windsor Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Cancer Research

The Windsor Cancer Research Group has launched a new program that puts lab coats on kids and youth with cancer. The “Cancer Researcher For a Day” pilot program invites a child or youth cancer survivor and their siblings to get a behind-the-scenes look at the cancer research taking place at the University of Windsor. They […]

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Provincial faculty body recognizes outstanding UWindsor educators

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has recognized two members of the UWindsor academy for their contributions to learning and scholarship. Dora Cavallo-Medved, a permanent lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers and will receive the OCUFA Teaching Award. Karen Pillon, head of […]

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Tragic story of Alberta student inspires University of Windsor brain tumour research

University of Windsor student Alex Rodzinka’s incentive to study brain tumours goes beyond funding from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. He has the story of Taite Boomer, a University of Alberta business student who died of a brain tumour at age 20 in 2012. The research by Rodzinka and a handful of other university […]

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Tours to showcase research accomplishments for government officials

Visits to the UWindsor campus this month will serve to remind Canadian policy-makers about the critical role the University plays in important areas of research, and the need for support in its work to build a foundation for discovery and innovation. Chemistry professor Simon Rondeau-Gagné, one of the organizers of the tours, says they will […]

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Report details cancer group’s work to build collaborative research

The Windsor Cancer Research Group leads to a sharing of ideas, skills and resources, says Sindu Kanjeekal, a medical oncologist at Windsor Regional Hospital. “One of the great benefits of being part of the WCRG has been the opportunity for new relationships and collaboration with scientists at the University of Windsor,” she says. “This leads […]

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