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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WCRG Think Tanks initiate unique research relationships

By: Sara Elliott The Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) Think Tanks series is looking for new participants to continue expanding their cancer research. Lisa Porter, WCRG Scientific Director, says the collaborative sessions provide an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and various community members to brainstorm on cancer research projects. “It is about enhancing collaborations, building teams […]

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Cancer symposium invites students to join the fight

It wasn’t just about education for some of the 131 high school students gathered at the Let’s Talk Cancer Symposium at the University of Windsor on Thursday. It was personal. Mia Simons saw the agony a friend went through watching a relative succumb to cancer in 2016 and hasn’t forgotten the helpless feeling of it […]

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Student backs Windsor Cancer Research Group with donation from Royal Bank

First-year biology student Maria Napigkit is getting behind the Windsor Cancer Research Group with a $150 donation to local research through the #Make150Count campaign of the Royal Bank of Canada. Napigkit was among young people across the nation selected by the bank to participate in the campaign, which provides each of them with $150 for […]

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