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With admiration and tremendous pride, we celebrate the Class of 2021! In a year like no other, we will celebrate virtually as COVID-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives and the traditions we hold dear. Our collective pride in all that you have achieved could not be stronger.
You have been on an extraordinary journey at the University of Windsor where you have embraced new and unprecedented ways of learning, engaged with a diverse community of learners and teachers and developed relationships that you will cherish for a lifetime.
The days ahead are full of hope as we come together to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous world. No doubt the challenges are extensive but so too are the opportunities to leave your mark on a world that needs your talent and innovative solutions, your vision and leadership and importantly, your humanity...
Your commitment and tenacity, graduating with a degree from the University of Windsor, at a time of tremendous change and in a world that has forever changed has given you a strong foundation and enabled your future success.
I hope you leverage all of the knowledge you have gained, the skills you have learned and the relationships you have fostered in your journey ahead. Be proud of the resilience you have demonstrated and the growth you have achieved, and embrace the future with confidence.
To each of you, our Fall 2021 graduates, may your journey continue to be rewarding, and may you look back on your years at the University of Windsor with tremendous pride.
Robert GordonPresident & Vice Chancellor University of Windsor
I want to wish my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on your accomplishments during your time here at the University of Windsor. And to officially welcome you into the graduating Class of 2021.
I would also like to say this knowing it includes the best wishes of every one of the faculty, staff and fellow students who contributed to your achievements. To reach this point in your life, you’ve worked incredibly hard, and your determination and dedication have paid off. Celebrating Convocation is proof that you’ve succeeded.
That’s why your University of Windsor family is so proud - and yes, excited - that we have been able to provide you with a virtual Convocation this fall- despite the uncertain and often difficult times we’ve faced throughout 2020-21 and continue to deal with...
It’s not the traditional Convocation that we’d all rather be taking part in, but we do hope our virtual event means that your family, your friends and those people who have been instrumental in helping you reach this important milestone in your life can share in your accomplishments.
Our virtual Convocation has also given you the opportunity to share this special time with many other of our graduates from across the globe. The University of Windsor Class of 2021 includes over 1,300 graduates. And all of you will be joining an Alumni family that now numbers more than 150,000.
Now it’s time to move forward and take the confidence and experiences you’ve forged at the University of Windsor with you. You are ready to make a significant and lasting impact on your community, our region and your country - wherever you may be. We are so proud of you, and we cannot wait to see how your stories unfold.
And here’s something you can count on - All of us at the University of Windsor will be thinking of you in the days ahead. And if you need us, we’ll be here for you.
Congratulations - you've all done so well! Very best wishes for your future!
Sharon MunroInformation Services Librarian, Leddy Library
Congratulations UW graduates! Convocation is such a wonderful time and something that I hope you will always remember and be proud of. What a tremendous accomplishment, particularly during such
challenging times .. you did it!! I wish you all the very best in your future endeavours! Be Windsor Proud!
Dave AndrewsProfessor, Department of Kinesiology
Congrats to all of our newest grads! You've got so much to be proud of and you've come so far over the years. Congratulations on all that you have achieved during your journey here at UWindsor. And
remember, you will always be a part of the Lancer family!
Rebecca BurkoskiStudent Development Specialist
Dear Graduates,This is not the end of a chapter, not a door closing and one opening. This is another step in the beautiful journey of life. Take it all in, remember these moments and let them
truly become a part of who you are. Today is a day to celebrate your growth, your strength and your commitment to making the world a better place. Thank you for the work you've done and for all your future successes.
Mike McMahonAssistant Fitness and Sport Conditioning Coordinator
A heartfelt congratulations to all of the student athletes that have graduated this past year. As an athlete, you have dedicated yourself in and out of the classroom to exceed the norm. Your
perseverance through these challenging times and excelling when called upon, is symbolic of the Lancer Way. May you contribute to be blessed with good health and remember the years at Windsor fondly. All the best and
Kevin HamlinMen’s Hockey Head Coach
Congratulations to all our Fall 2021 graduates! Go forward with pride in what you've accomplished and please do stay connected as alumni - UWindsor is a lifelong community! Enjoy today and all the best
for what the future will bring you.
Mike FisherManager, Web Services & Systems Support, IT Services
Congratulations, graduates! Be very proud of your accomplishments!
Jacqueline StagnerFaculty of Engineering
Congratulations! You have already achieved a lot, probably more than you realize. As a graduate you have overcome many challenges, some unprecedented. You have gained knowledge and important skills
while preparing for lifelong learning.
You are graduating a time when the environment is rapidly changing and all aspects of society are experiencing transformative change. You must remain resilient and learn to cope with uncertainty. Some changes may disadvantage
you, while others may afford you many new opportunities,
If you have a career path that you would love to pursue then do it with all your passion and creative energy. Be careful about what you consider to be the truth. Foster an entrepreneurial spirit wherein failure is considered a
learning opportunity. If you envision a path to leadership realize that it entails getting results from others, not you trying to do everything. Be known for your integrity and support of diversity, equity and inclusion. Be
empathetic towards others as it can enhance your potential to benefit future generations. Finally, in the real world creating a robust path to success requires some effective self-promotion. When seeking employment mitigate any
self-limiting beliefs and present a strong and compelling personal value proposition that clearly communicates the tangible results you can deliver to perspective employers.
William MillerProfessor Emeritus, Faculty of Engineering
Congratulations! Your engineering education at UWindsor has equipped you with knowledge, experiences, personal growth, and a network of peers and industry connections that will benefit you far into the
future! Do stay in touch with #UWindsorENG on social media - we can't wait to see what you will do next!
Dr. JohrendtAssociate Dean Student Affairs, WINONE First Year Office, Faculty of Engineering
Dear Graduate students of the Faculty of Engineering. My sincere congratulations for your successful completion of your program. I wish all of you a happy and bright future in any jobs that you have
been selected for. I want to remind you that our Faculty members are always willing to help you should you require it and will be more than happy to see you back even it is for a short visit to our campus.
Majid AhmadiAssociate Dean of Engineering for Research and Graduate Studies
Congratulations to you all. You have persevered through this extraordinary time and been successful. Wish you the very best as you start your new journey. We know that you will be successful as a
Take care and look forward to seeing you along the way. Please stay connected with your alma mater.
Prof. BiswasProfessor/Civil and Environmental Engineering/Faculty of Engineering
Graduates,Congratulations on your achievement! An Engineering degree is not an easy achievement, and you can be proud of the way you have persevered to finish it, especially during the pandemic.
I know you have gained some knowledge and skills over the last four years. I hope you also developed friendships, self-confidence, and a perspective on our world and an Engineers role in it. I encourage the graduates of Civil &
Environmental Engineering to remain in contact with each other and your alma mater via our LinkedIn group: U of Windsor - Civil and Environmental EngineeringBest of luck in your future endeavours.
Paul HenshawHead, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineeirng
What an occasion to celebrate. Not only are you graduating, you've done so while facing the most challenging collective circumstances of our times. Congratulations. In times to come, draw on this real
life example of your resilience and use it as evidence that points to, "yes I can." Well done!
Giselle St LouisClinical Therapist for the Faculty of Engineering
This was a tough and difficult journey for you considering the circumstances in the past two years. We are all proud of your accomplishments and confident that you will be successful in your future
Nader ZamaniProfessor of Mechanical Engineering
Congratulations! It's taken a lot of time and effort to come this far. Keep taking small steps forward and you'll achieve all your goals sooner than you might think!
Dr. N. Van EngelenAssistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Congratulations to our #FAHSSome and UWindsor graduates! The successful completion of your degree is a permanent testament to what you are able to do and be! Celebrate and share your achievements
boldly in all you do. May you always have a place for dreams, friendships, and the UWindsor family. #goLancers #WindsorProud
Tim BrunetSessional Instructor, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Think about the “you” on your first day at UWindsor. Think about “you” now. Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Continue to grow, evolve and learn.
Craig GreenhamAssociate Professor, Kinesiology
Congratulations to our Faculty of Education graduates! While you enter a brave new world, you are ready. Best of luck with what is yet to come.
Dr. Clayton SmithFaculty of Education
Congratulations to all! Be proud of your accomplishments and enjoy your special day!
Sarah WoodruffActing Head Kinesiology
Congratulations Graduates! You've worked hard to achieve your goals and dreams, and now you're on the way to your new adventure! We're so proud of you! Windsor Proud!
Carol Kong-DaiPractice Teaching Specialist from the Faculty of Education
Dear Graduates, Welcome to the UWindsor Nursing Alumni family! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! You've overcome so much throughout your time in the program. We wish you nothing
but the greatest success moving forward in your career. Congratulations!
Fran MelocheStudent Success Coordinator, Faculty of Nursing
Congratulations 2021 Graduates! You should be so proud of all that you have accomplished.
Adriana DuquetteKinesiology Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Kinesiology/Faculty of Human Kinetics
Congratulations from the School of Computer Science! We wish you the best with your future endeavours!
Dr. Ziad KobtiDirector of the School of Computer Science
Congratulations to all of our BHK and MHK graduates! Best wishes in your future endeavours and please keep in touch!
Dr. Jess DixonProfessor, Department of Kinesiology
Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates on this huge accomplishment! Remember to live life to the fullest and focus on the positives.
Renee GilliamField Learning Specialist MSWwp School of Social Work
Congratulations class of 2021! Today is a day to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments! We have appreciated the chance to learn with you over the past few years and are excited to see you
continue to grow and progress in the future. Please stay in touch as a part of the Lancer family as you go forward in the future!
Isabelle Barrette-NgProfessor and Head of Integrative Biology
Dr. Sarah Larocque’s nomination was based on an exemplary academic record and scholarly achievements as an early career researcher. As a graduate student in GLIER’s PhD program, she met key benchmarks in a timely manner and completed all program requirements within five years.
Over this time, Sarah excelled in research, authoring seven articles published in peer-reviewed literature with additional articles submitted for consideration.
Dr. Larocque’s doctoral research has been disseminated through top disciplinary journals and has direct implications for management and restoration efforts for Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario. Working with collaborators at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries and US counterparts ensured that the research was responsive to management needs to protect this important recreational Great Lakes fishery. This training served well to prepare her for her present role as an Aquatic Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada...
In addition, she regularly presented her research at scholarly conferences. Over the course of Dr. Larocque’s graduate studies, she was the recipient a Lum Clarke Research Excellence award from GLIER, a QEII Graduate scholarship, an NSERC doctoral scholarship and an International Association for Great Lakes Research Scholarship in 2018 recognizing dissertation research likely to make a significant contribution to the understanding of large lakes.
Sarah also made a commitment to professional service during her PhD. She was elected a student board member to the International Association for Great Lakes Research where she served as Chair of the Awards Committee. Considering Dr. Sarah Larocque’s outstanding record of scholarship at the doctoral level, the Governor General’s Gold Medal is a fitting tribute recognizing extraordinary accomplishments as an early career researcher.
Dr. Yunyun Wu is simply an exceptional researcher who achieved outstanding success in research while maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. Her ground-breaking research on wearable electronics not only ignited exciting new research directions in the scientific community, but also contributed to strengthen our institution’s research reputation worldwide.
Dr. Wu received her Bachelor of Solid-State Electronic Engineering in 2015 at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China with a National Scholarship.
She spent the summer of 2014 at the University of Windsor through the Mitacs Globalink Program in the lab of Dr. Tricia Carmichael in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. She returned to this lab in 2016 as a graduate student.
During her doctoral studies, Dr. Wu was awarded an International Entrance Scholarship, a Mitacs Graduate Fellowship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and several other honours including two awards for presentations of her research at national conferences. ..
Dr. Wu is a leader in the field of wearable electronics. During her PhD studies, she pioneered new ways to make electronic textiles such as stretchable batteries integrated into fabrics and clothing that emits light. These exciting technologies captured the attention of the media, receiving extensive coverage from outlets around the world.
Yunyun has published 13 papers in top-tier journals and presented her research at national and international conferences. As a result of her contributions and expertise, she has co-authored several papers on her perspective on the field of wearable electronics and outlook for the future.
Dr. Wu is also a strong and organized communicator of science. Her ability to take scientific research and transform it into a clear, accessible written document or presentation is at the level of senior faculty members. She is an excellent team member who has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students over the years, providing thoughtful training and guidance.Her stellar research and academic record resulted in the award of a Mitacs Globalink Fellowship for a postdoctoral fellowship, which she has taken up at Northwestern University in the group of Professor John A. Rogers, the world leader in bioelectronics and wearable electronics.
Dr. Wu has a bright future in science, and we offer our sincere congratulations and well-wishes for continued success.
Patti LauzonDirector of Alumni & Donor Communication
Congratulations! The Alumni Association congratulates you on achieving this milestone and proudly welcomes you to the University of Windsor alumni family. As a graduate of the University of Windsor, you have joined a proud, strong network of over 145,000 UWindsor alumni worldwide.
Our University of Windsor alumni are doing great things in their professional and personal lives around the world. From working on state-of-the-art research to writing important works of fiction to working on the front lines of our healthcare field, our alumni are certainly part of why we are Windsor Proud. We know you will carry on this great tradition and we can’t wait to hear about the fabulous things you will do!
Please remember to stay in touch and keep your contact information updated through our web site. We want to make sure you receive invitation to special networking events, guest speakers, social events and we will keep you updated on the exciting things that continue to happen at our great university.
You represent all that is great about the University of Windsor. Cheers to your graduation!
Your University of Windsor Alumni Association
To learn more about the University of Windsor Alumni Association visit the UWindsor Alumni website, or email email@example.com
Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies will be postponed helping address the spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing strategies. Though we are all disappointed we cannot celebrate our students’ achievements in the usual way, please know that your health and safety is our primary decision-making driver during these unprecedented times.
Currently we are unable to produce and send out any visitation letters for family members to attend the ceremony.
In the coming months, once plans for the Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies are finalized, the Office of the Registrar will invite Fall graduands and their families to participate in the Fall ceremonies. All graduating students will have an opportunity to celebrate and be recognized as part of these ceremonies.
Yes. If you have completed all the academic requirements of your program, and have completed the application to graduate process in UWinsite Student you will graduate.
Yes. All students who will have completed their degree requirements by the end of the summer term, must apply to graduate whether you plan on attending your Convocation ceremony or not.
If you are eligible to apply to graduate for Fall 2021 Convocation, please note the no-fee deadline is August 15, 2021.
Late applications to graduate will be accepted August 16 to September 30, 2021. If you apply during the late application period, and wish to attend your Convocation ceremony, a non-refundable, non-transferable $80 fee will be charged. No applications to graduate will be accepted after September 30, 2021.
To apply to graduate, please log on to UWinsite Student.
After you have applied to graduate, it is recommended that you check your graduation eligibility status in UWinsite Student regularly, as applications are being evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Note: Your graduation eligibility status will be "Approved" or "Conditionally Eligible" if you have been deemed eligible to graduate.
Parchments, the legal document embossed with the University seal and the graduate’s name and degree, will be couriered after the degrees have been conferred.
Your mailing address on Uwinsite Student will be the default shipping address. Please note that couriers cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes. You have until October 7, 2021 to update your mailing address on your UWinsite Student profile for the purpose of shipping your diploma.
To update your address in UWinsite Student, follow the steps below:
*NOTE: If you are living in Residence at UWindsor, your Residence address will be pre-populated and cannot be updated by you in UWinsite Student. Information on Residence mailing addresses can be found here.
For additional information on how to set up your student profile, please visit this article.
If your mailing address was incorrect on your UWinsite Student profile: The courier company will call the number provided but if the diploma cannot be delivered, it will be returned to the Office of the Registrars. We will contact you to correct the address, however any further attempts to courier the diploma will be at your expense.
If your mailing address was missing: Your home address will be used in lieu of a mailing address.
It is imperative that you review your mailing address on your Uwinsite Student profile and ensure it is correct. If the Office of the Registrar is required to re-ship your diploma, there will be additional charges directly incurred by you.
Yes, we will ship worldwide (at no charge to you). Please update your mailing address on your Uwinsite Student profile. You will need to provide a full street address, City or town, Province or Region, Postal code and your international phone number. If there are any problems trying to deliver your package, the courier will reach out to your international phone number.
Nothing can replace the experience of crossing the Convocation stage and having your accomplishment recognized. We are as saddened as you that the pandemic has forced us all to change how we gather and celebrate life’s biggest moments.
Earlier this year, President Robert Gordon promised that, when safe to do so, an in-person celebration for you and your family will be held on campus. We will contact you once more information is available.