University of Windsor 101
Located at the most thronged and lively border crossing in Canada, University of Windsor is known to host the Cross-Border Institute, and present programs in partnership with schools in U.S, taking a fruitful advantage of its location. One such interesting initiative is the dual J.D program – an apposite collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy that imparts ability to law graduates for practicing law in both Canada, and the U.S.
The campus is adorned with charming infrastructure, a prime example of which is the red-brick enveloped Dillon Hall, an edifice that was erected in 1928; and is linked to a strip of lush grass along the river, providing a delightful view of the Detroit skyline.
In the fall of 2015, UWindsor ushered in a new era, with the inception of classes at the first phase of the downtown campus. A new building accommodates the School of Social Work as well as the Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE), while retaining the historic façade and old-world charm of the earlier Windsor Star newspaper building.
UWindsor offers various undergraduate, graduate, international, and executive + professional programs, ranging across diverse disciplines, from arts, humanities, engineering, to business, nursing, and law. For athletes, there is the St. Dennis Centre, along with the riverfront, which serve as great places for a spring or summer run. The university has something to offer to everyone looking forward to enrich their lives with treasured knowledge and obtain an understanding. A few of the standout programs offered are as follows:
- Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience is a program that merges both the biological and the psychological aspects related to the functioning of the ultimate tool – the human brain.
- Drama in Education and Community acts as an apt incubator for arts-focused leadership and nurturing extra-ordinary team facilitation skills. Coupled with a diverse culture and ample opportunities, it provides essential experience that students can enjoy and take benefit of.
- The Odette School of Business works with the valuable philosophy of taking classroom learning to the real world, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice, and yielding a comprehensive learning experience.
Alan Wildeman, the President of University of Windsor says, “We make every effort to create a learning environment that emphasizes student engagement, and one where the classroom and the laboratory prepare students for the opportunities and challenges that begin with graduation.”
The university has adopted the motto “Bonitatem, Disciplinam, Scientiam” which translates as “Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge”, and its official colours are blue and gold. The enrollment figure is approximately 16,000 students, including both full-time and part-time, while it takes pride in having more than 100,000 alumni all over the globe.
Fun Facts about University of Windsor
- It is one of the only five Canadian universities to have been ranked as the greenest in North America by the Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges, 2015 edition.
- The Odette School of Business is a recipient of the coveted AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, placing it amongst just 5% of business schools world-wide to have been deemed so.
- In 2015, the UWindsor Women’s Basketball team won the CIS championship, marking their fifth straight national title.
In 2016, UWindsor Men’s Lancer Track and Field Team achieved its 10th national championship title, also making it their 26th provincial title over the past 25 years.