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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 Spring 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 you my heartfelt congratulations on all of your accomplishments at the University of Windsor. And to officially welcome you into the graduating Class of 2021.
I also say this knowing it includes the best wishes of every one of the faculty, staff and fellow students who contributed to your achievements during the time you spent at the University. To reach this point in your life, you’ve worked very 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 spring - despite the uncertain and often difficult times we’ve faced this year 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 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 4,400 graduates. And all of you will be joining an Alumni family that now numbers nearly 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 and your country - wherever you may be. We are so proud of you, and we cannot wait to see how your stories unfold from here.
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 on achieving your doctoral degree. Now that you have completed such an impressive milestone, we hope you found the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. It was a significant success and something that you should be very proud of. Your hardship and efforts have paid off with a doctorate in hand.
Congratulations to the Lancer student-athlete members of the Graduating Class of 2021. We are proud of your success. You have been leaders on the field of play, in the classroom and in our community.
Continue to lead and be proud blue and gold ambassadors for generations to come. Go Lancers!
Mike HaveyDirector, Athletics & Rec. Services
Be who you areDo what you loveMake a differenceChange the world!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Jackie at the BookstoreGeneral Merchandise Buyer
My heartfelt congratulations on your graduation, it is quite an accomplishment and one that you should be very proud to have achieved. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.
Marie HawkinsDirector, Graduate Academic Services
I have attended many Convocation Ceremonies over the years. As an employee in the Alumni Office, Convocation is a highlight of our year because we welcome the new graduates into the Alumni family. This
ceremony will be extra special as I welcome my own daughter into the alumni family as a graduate with her BSW and Women's Studies degree. I will delight in watching the ceremony with our family around the big screen and will
cheer loudly as her name is displayed at her ceremony. Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates. We are enormously proud of all that you have accomplished despite all the challenges you faced to get to this point. Cheers and
Happy Graduation! #WindsorProud!
Katherine SimonAlumni Engagement Officer
Congratulations on this momentous event and my best wishes for your next journey in life. We are so Windsor Proud!
K W Michael SiuVice-President Research and Innovation
Congratulations on reaching this height. Continue to kindle your flame of learning in whatever you do.
Anouchka PlumbManager - Language Programs
Congratulations Class of 2021!Resiliency and courage brought you here today.Keep celebrating your successes and your failures.Choose to inspire. Choose to love. Choose to laugh.We
at the University of Windsor are rooting for you.We are UWindsor, and we are #UWinPROUD.
Dr. Phebe LamAssociate Vice-President, Student Experience
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ―Aristotle."The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to
enjoy it." ―Pearl S. Buck.
David S.K. TingProfessor, MAME, Engineering
Sincere congratulations, and the very best of luck, to every graduate! You will always have lived and learned in interesting times.
Jesse ZiterLecturer of Engineering Technical Communications from CMF/FAHSS
Your persistence, strength and resilience has led you to this day. Celebrate your well-earned achievement and cherish the reward of your hard work.Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
Cindy CrumpDirector, Student Success and Leadership Centre
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! A fantastic achievement to be proud of. Wishing you all the best in the adventures that lay before you and a warm welcome to the UWindsor Alumni family.
Mike FisherManager, Web Services & Systems Support; IT Services
Congratulations to all of our 2021 graduates. Please know that earning your degree from the University of Windsor is a great accomplishment and should be celebrated. Best of luck in all of your future
Ryan KenneyExecutive Director, IT Services
Congratulations to to each and every one of you for your achievements!
Dear Graduates,We are so proud of you! You have achieved so much this year and overcame obstacles. You will go on to do wonderful things and we hope that you will stay connected to the School!
Deb CurranFaculty Support Secretary, School of Social Work
Congratulations to those graduating your Social Work Programs! You have all achieved so much, and navigated many hurdles over the past years! Wishing you all the best with your future accomplishments,
and look forward to working with you in the field!
Taylor FastField Learning Specialist- School of Social Work MSW Working Professionals Program
Congratulations to all School of Creative Arts graduates! We are so proud of the work you've done as part of our school. Looking forward to seeing you rise and become artistic leaders in our community
and abroad. Best wishes!
Trevor PittmanConcert Production/Operations, School of Creative Arts
Congratulations to the SoCA class of 2021. It's been inspiring to see the amazingly creative work you've developed through all the hardships with the pandemic. Well done!Best wishes for your
future endeavors, wherever these may be.
Dr. Lee RodneyGraduate Coordinator, School of Creative Arts
I am so very proud of you!!!I wish I could have seen you in person on that stage!A huge hug from me!!!
Antonio RossiniProfessor LLC
Congratulations, class of '21!
Dr. Danielle SirekSchool of Creative Arts
Congratulations, graduates!This event is the result of your hard work, determination, as well as flexibility and perseverance in unusual times. You are a member of a very unique graduating
class--be proud of it!
Kyle AsquithAssociate Professor, Department of Communication, Media & Film
Congratulations!You have earned something no one can take away. Warm wishes for fulfillment and adventure in the years ahead.
Anne Baird, Ph.D.Sessional Instructor and Assoc. Prof. Emerita in Psychology/FAHSS
Well, it has been a year like no other! Congratulations on fulfilling your degree requirements despite it all. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Dr. Amy FitzgeraldProfessor of Criminology
Congratulations graduates! I am so proud of all of you. This is a big day! It's a really big day! Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." He was right, and I
have seen that enthusiasm in so many of you! Keep being enthusiastic in your life -- find your passions. Embrace the chances that come your way. Love the good things and be grateful. Love the hard things and learn from them. I
am truly honoured to have been able to walk with many of you on this part of your life and academic journey. Thank you. I wish you every happiness in your bright futures!
Dr. Jill JacksonProfessor / Psychology
Congratulations and Best Wishes
Andria BalloGraduate Secretary - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering/Engineering
Congratulations Dr. Darwish Alami on your outstanding achievement, and best wishes for your future career endeavors.
Professor Waguih ElMaraghyProfessor, MAME, Faculty of Engineering
International Student Centre, we wish you heartfelt congratulations on this great accomplishment. Keep the Lancer Pride with you wherever life takes you. Best wishes for success. Beth and the ISC Team
Beth OakleyDirector, International Student Centre
Congratulations to all our HK students! Enjoy your accomplishment, celebrate, and be #HKProud!
Congratulations Class of 2021! Best of luck with all your future endeavors!
Sara Scharoun BensonAssistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
"Believe you can and you are halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt
Cheri McGowanProfessor, Associate Dean - Research & Graduate Studies, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Human Kinetics
Congratulations! The resilience you've shown over the past 15 months as you completed your degree will serve you well in your future endeavors, regardless of where you end up.
Sean HortonProfessor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Human Kinetics
Congratulations on your achievement! It has been wonderful watching you grow throughout your program. I am so proud to you! Best wishes on your next adventure.
Professor Gina Pittman MN, NP, PhD(c)Limited-term Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing
Congratulations Class of 2021. I wish you the very best in your careers as graduates of the University of Windsor, Faculty of Nursing. Successfully completing your program of study despite the
challenges of the pandemic demonstrates your strength and readiness for practice as leaders in our profession.
Linda Patrick RN,PhDAssociate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Congratulations Graduates and Families!! You are UWindsor Strong and Resilient... we are entirely UWindsor NURSING PROUD of you!! Best wishes on your next steps. Keep in touch!!
Fran MelocheStudent Success Coordinator, Faculty of Nursing
My sincere congratulations to the BScN Class of 2021! Each of you are an asset to the nursing profession. I believe you exemplify the meaning of nursing each day. Thank you for letting me part of your
educational journey. I am honoured to call you my nursing colleagues.
Debbie RickeardExperiential Learning Specialist/Faculty of Nursing
Congratulations!! Your hard work and perseverance has resulted in a major life accomplishment that will open doors to all your future successes.We wish you the best of luck!!!!Way to go CS
School of Computer Science
Congratulations to the graduating class of BCN program!Congratulations Arpana!
Ram and Vidya BalachandarProfessor, Faculty of Engineering
Congratulation to you all for surviving this bizarre year. We managed to muddle through together using our version of "Home Office TV" (Blackboard Virtual Classroom etc.). Your patience, your tenacity,
and your humour were impressive. You deserved a richer (on campus) experience, but you showed your true colours are rose to the challenge! Together, we somehow made it work. Improbable and amazing! Happy Graduation!
Michael CrawfordProfessor, Biomedical Sciences
Congratulations to all the School of the Environment and Forensic Programs graduates!It's been quite the journey over the last four years but you made it across the finish line - or should I say
the starting line?Best wishes for your next steps in life, wherever you go!
Maria CioppaAssociate Professor, School of the Environment & Forensic Programs Administrator
You should be incredibly proud of the impact you have made on and off-campus - your future is bright. Congratulations to you, and thank you for being all-stars: happy graduation and good luck in your
future endeavours, Hassan, Khushali & Madhu.
The Student Recruitment TeamOffice of Enrolment Management - Student Recruitment
Congratulations to our newest Bachelor of Mathematics graduates. We are proud of what you have accomplished and offer our best wishes for a successful, productive future. Please let us know of your
experiences as you integrate into the working world so we can derive joy from your successes.
Dr. Rick CaronHead of Mathematics and Statistics
Congratulations to the Faculty of Science Class of 2021! It has been a great privilege to get to know and work with so many of you during your time at UWindsor. I wish you all continued success, and I
hope you will stay in touch and visit us on campus in the future!
Michelle BondyExperiential Learning Specialist, School of the Environment/Faculty of Science
Congratulations to the Biological Sciences and BCN classes of 2021! We are so proud of your achievements and contributions to the Biological Sciences and BCN programs. Best wishes to each of you for
future success and please stay in touch. You are important members of our Integrative Biology family.
Isabelle Barrette-Ng, PhDProfessor and Head, Integrative Biology, Faculty of Science
Congratulations to all graduates!
Dr. Ziad KobtiDirector of the School of Computer Science
Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates! We wish you great success in your future ahead and hope that you will remain connected to Science at UWindsor!
Dr. Dora Cavallo-MedvedLearning Specialist AAS-III, Biomedical Sciences
A hearty congratulation on your graduation and wishing you good luck for your next adventure!
Romi SaraswatInternational Student Recruitment Coordinator
It was an absolute pleasure guiding you through your Masters journey. All of the hard work you have put in has paid off.Congratulations MAC Graduates!!!!!
Melissa RobinetProgram Secretary, The School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
School of Computer Science/Science
You did it! Congratulations to you and your families and friends on your major milestone. Your perseverance and strength under these challenging times make us all very proud at the “MMB Family”.
Remember to keep shooting for the stars. Wishing you very best in all your future endeavors! Stay in touch!
Dr. Tranum KaurMaster of Medical Biotechnology Program, Chemistry and Bio-chemistry, University of Windsor
Congratulations to our Actuarial Science Graduates. With your new skills in analytical problem solving, risk analysis, economics and financial calculation you are ready for great careers! May your
successes compound continuously!
Dr. Richard CaronHead of Mathematics and Statistics
Congratulations to the Odette School of Business Class of 2021 and welcome to the Odette Alumni Family. I am so excited for you as you embark on the next chapter of your life as a graduate. Best
Nadia HachemRecruitment & Retention Coordinator/ Odette School of Business
To all of our Odette graduates, be proud of your hard work and this great accomplishment in successfully completing your degree! Remember to continue to learn and grow in this next exciting step and to
look positively toward your career and life's journey ahead. Wishing you good health, much happiness and great success!
Sandra NeposlanAAS Learning Specialist, Course Coordinator and Instructor
Congratulations to the Master of Management Class of 2021!Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you over the past 16-months.Wishing you all the best in the future - we can't wait to
see all the wonderful things that you will do!
Robyn HermanProgram Administrator, Master of Management, Odette School of Business
Congratulations to the Odette School of Business Class of 2021! Best wishes on your next adventure.
Jocelyn WinterStudent Success Coordinator/ Odette School of Business
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Stay in touch so we can celebrate your future with you!
Kelly GosselinMajor Gift Officer, Odette School of Business
Congratulations on your well-deserved success! Be bold, be courageous, be your best. Stay in touch and looking forward to hearing your success stories!
Hongwei XuAssistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Odette School of Business
Keep pushing and thriving, you got this! Work hard and let success will follow you. Most importantly, enjoy the journey while you progress, just like you enjoyed Odette. Cheers!
Mahmudul RezaVice President - Academics and Internal Affairs
CONGRATULATIONS! A big shout out to the class of 2021 from the Odette of School!I am sure you are proud enough to throw your cap on the sky. This is your day, for which you all have been waiting.
Be proud and make your dear one's proud. Win every possible happiness, what is waiting for you. I am thrilled and wish you all best of luck for upcoming success in your life.BE THE UWINDSOR PROUD AND SPREAD IT LIKE THE
SKY. Best wishes.
Shadman MahbubPresident, Master of Management Society
Congratulations to the Master of Management Class of 2021! You did it! What an amazing accomplishment! I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Welcome to the UWindsor alumni family. #mmproud
Clementa StanCareer Advising Coordinator, Odette School of Business
Congratulations to each of today’s Master of Management graduates, to the family members and friends that have supported your academic journeys, and to all the loved ones who have made your success
possible. The Odette community is tremendously proud of your accomplishments, the Master of Management program team celebrates your achievements, and I wish you a lifetime of joy and success in every passion you pursue.
Dr. Christopher FredetteAcademic Director, Master of Management Program
Undergraduates no more, today marks a momentous turning point for each of you and the bestowing of a significant societal distinction; that of graduate. Congratulations to each of you! Congratulations
to the loved ones who invested tirelessly in you! Congratulations to your families and circles of support who sacrificed to make your success possible! Today we, the entire Odette community, celebrate together and thank you for
your determination and perseverance throughout your studies. Congratulations Class of 2021!
Dr. Christopher FredetteAssociate Professor, Management and Strategy
Dear all Odette graduates, so proud of your achievement and best wishes to you and your loved ones! Very special congratulations to all our Master of Management graduates from your former MoM Director.
You all made it. I trust you have had a challenging but rewarding journey at Odette. Cheers for you and your families! Will keep in touch and see you around in Canada!
Dr. Zhenzhong MaAssociate Dean, Academic/Odette
Congratulations Master of Management graduates! Your hard work and dedication have resulted in today's wonderful achievements. May you take the knowledge and skills you have developed over the course
of your academic career, as you pursue your goals and dreams in the future.
Anne MullenSessional Instructor - Odette School of Business
So happy to share in the excitement of your graduation day, and so very proud of you. Best of luck for your future endeavors.
Dr. TalalProfessor of Accounting
Congratulations to all Odette graduates! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments! Please stay in touch and share your successes. All the very best to you!!
Lisa FransenCareer Advising Coordinator, Odette School of Business
All the best wishes for your future endeavors. Keep in touch with your Professors. We truly want to hear from you, follow your careers, and help you where we can!!
Dr. Bill WellingtonAssociate Professor Emeritus
Congratulations to our Master of Management graduates! Today, be grateful to those who helped you reach this moment and be proud of your accomplishment! Remember, this is only the beginning, and I am
so excited to see where your journeys take you!
Diana SarkisSessional Instructor, Odette School of Business
A very special congratulations to Odette graduates and to your loved ones for this wonderful achievement! I am so proud of you all and wish you continued health, happiness and success in all of your
future endeavours! Bravo class of 2021!
Prof. Leann SassineInstructor/Sessional, Odette School of Business
Congratulations to all Master of Management graduating students!!We, the faculties, appreciate your hard work, and are proud of your accomplishment.The Odette community is hopeful that the
training in the Master of Management program, your perseverance, talent and hard work will place you on a successful career path in near future.All the best!
Dr. Santanu MitraProfessor of Accounting; Centre for Executive and Porfessional Education
Warmest congratulations on your graduation!!!
Khyati WadhawanVice President of Finance (Master of Management Society)
Welcome friends, family, and teachers that helped me get to where I am today. It is an honor to be standing before you on such a memorable occasion.
Shloka Minesh ShahVice President of Administration, Master of Management Society 2020/2021
Today, the field of education gains a group of very promising new addition. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes in your teaching career. With love and pride today and always! UWindsor
Proud!! Class of 2021 - Faculty of Education!!!!!
Carol Kong-DaiPractice Teaching Specialist from the Faculty of Education
Congratulations to the amazing graduates of the Faculty of Education 2021! Your determination, indefatigable spirit and passion have made you into the successful teachers you are today - enjoy every
Colleen McWilliamsFaculty Advisor
A heartfelt congratulations to the Faculty of Education class of 2021! There is no more important a time to be an advocate for a just and equitable education than now. Use your voices well!
Lana ParkerAssistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Dr. Danielle SirekFaculty of Education
You made it! All the best to you in your future career. Stay positive, true to yourself, keep on learning, further develop your passion and always put your students first!
Karen De SantisAdvisor, Faculty of Education
Congratulations Bachelor of Education graduates!!! You have adapted well to the many challengess we have experienced in the last two years. This is a great skill to have in this field. You are all
special and you have chosen a special career. I wish you all the best!
Paul FabrisPracticum Advisor, Faculty of Education
Congratulations, Graduates of 2021! This virtual graduation looks different for you, but your achievement is still the same! You all worked hard, learned, and grown so much. We are all so proud of you.
Wishing you the best on this graduation day.
Nobuko FujitaLearning Specialist, Office of Open Learning
Congratulations to all graduates of the Faculty of Law from your friends at the Law Library!It has been a pleasure working with you!Keep in touch!We know you'll make us proud!
Annette DemersLaw Librarian
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! I am so proud of everything you have accomplished, and I know you have bright and exciting futures ahead of you!
Christina LoebachAssistant Dean (Finance & Administration), Faculty of Law
Congratulations, members of Windsor Law's 50th graduating class! We're proud of you.
Chris WatersProfessor, Faculty of Law
Class of 2021: Congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment! As you find your place and use your voice, remember that Windsor Law stands with you, proud! Stay in touch!
Francine HerlehyAssistant Dean (Student Services), Faculty of Law
Sincerest congratulations to the Windsor Law Class of 2021! You should be proud of this accomplishment and all that you have successfully endured. Best wishes and success as you make your mark on the
Katia BenoitAssistant Dean (Admissions, Recruitment & External Relations)
Dear Class of 2021,I am so sorry that we can't celebrate in person but a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you all for completing law school under these challenging circumstances. It was a pleasure having
the opportunity to teach some of you in your first year and this past year. I wish you all the best with your future careers and hope to see you again in person one day!!!!
Professor Sara WhartonAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Congratulations Class of 2021! It has been an honour getting to know you over your time at Windsor Law, and we are excited to see where your careers take you.
Windsor Law Career Services Office
Congratulations Class of 2021!You have all worked so hard for this achievement! We have been so honoured and proud to be a small part of your Law School journey over the last three years. Our
best wishes to you all in your next chapters!"The only thing you ABSOLUTELY have to know, is the location of the library." – Albert Einstein
Law Library StaffAccess and Technical Services / Law Library
Katrina Bahnam is a rare and exceptional person. She is a shining role model for other students who seek to balance stellar academic achievements alongside leadership, community advocacy, and a high level of dedication to those in need of support around them.
Katrina became an Outstanding Scholar in the Fall semester of 2018, one of the top 3% of students in her class. She entered the elite Law and Politics program and has successfully raised her GPA to almost 93% since her first year – a challenging feat when considering her many leadership and volunteer contributions.
Katrina’s research work in Outstanding Scholars focused for many semesters on the project “Feminizing Party Difference” with Dr. Cheryl Collier. Later she worked with Dr. John Sutcliffe on the project “Citizen Engagement in Municipal Decision Making.” Katrina researched with Dr. Sutcliffe the impact of COVID-19 on municipal transportation....
Katrina’s on-campus contributions have been many and diverse, but they all connect in expressing her values. Katrina has been an undergraduate teaching assistant and has volunteered for many other on-campus positions, such as an Outstanding Scholars Peer Mentor, FAHSS Political Science Mentor, and a welcome weekly coordinator on the LEAD team in the Student Success and Leadership Centre. Moreover, Katrina has been recognized for a wide range of community and university-level charity achievements in Windsor-Essex over the past four years. Her community activities are diverse in focus, but they are further evidence of her outstanding leadership and strong desire to make a difference for those less fortunate.
Despite this broad range of contributions both on- and off-campus, Katrina has remained a humble and unassuming person who is genuinely grateful for her opportunities at the University of Windsor. Her compassionate care for others is a commitment that connects all her activities – her research, employment, and extracurricular paid and volunteer work.
We confidently predict that Katrina will help make the world a more just, equitable, and caring place, and we are so proud and happy to celebrate her contributions with this award.
Many of the faculty have known Grace since she entered the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. From the first year of the program, Grace has held impressive academic achievements, including being on the Dean’s list and President’s Honour Roll each year. However, Grace’s talents go beyond her passion for knowledge.
She has strong leadership and mentoring skills, as demonstrated in the clinical setting and as a peer mentor in the Simulation Lab.
Grace has been instrumental in facilitating students in each year of the program work through various simulation scenarios, impacting the growth of their critical thinking and clinical judgement skills.
Grace has demonstrated initiative and commitment to the nursing program through her participation in multiple committees and student events....
She has been a pillar on the recruitment and curriculum committees. She provides an invaluable student perspective that assists future students and the faculty in making decisions.
Nursing faculty can attest to the many attributes that Grace has to earn The Governor General’s Silver Medal, but the one that makes her stand out is her passion for the nursing profession. She brings to nursing, caring, compassion, and a strong work ethic.
As a graduate of the Faculty of Nursing, she will continue to be a true asset to nursing. As one of her nursing professors summarizes her thoughts about Grace with “I am proud to call her my colleague.”
The Governor General’s Silver Medal is awarded to the undergraduate honours program graduating student deemed to be the most outstanding in their field. In relation to their graduating peers.
Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved, a cell biologist in the Faculty of Science, shares her love of science with numerous University of Windsor students. Her approachable manner with students and her belief in making strong classroom connections, has contributed to the personal growth, success and self-confidence of Dr. Cavallo-Medved’s students.
Known for her devotion to teaching and research, Dr. Cavallo-Medved’s positive work has spread throughout campus. She works collaboratively with other faculties and students in a variety of disciplines. No matter the program, Dr. Cavallo-Medved can engage and excite students with her own passion for science and learning.
As one of Dr. Cavallo-Medved’s colleagues says: “she goes above and beyond to enhance the student experience, to embrace our local community in academic learning and to facilitate the growth of our programs and faculty professional development.”
Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, from the Faculty of Law, is a scholar and expert in class actions in Canada. Professor Kalajdzic has put University of Windsor students at the forefront of her vast work. In 2019, she established Canada’s first-class actions clinic located in Windsor Hall. The clinic relies primarily on students to provide advice about specific lawsuits and class actions to the public.
Professor Kalajdzic’s passion for teaching and mentoring students can be seen in many ways. She regularly coaches students in the annual Moot competition against other Canadian law school teams. She also developed a cross-jurisdictional course on comparative class actions which allowed students to collaborate across several countries through technology.
Most important, Professor Kalajdzic’s teaching philosophy mirrors her impact on Faculty of Law students. “I believe people are their best when they know they are valued,” Professor Kalajdzic says. “Ultimately, I hope to teach students about the importance of caring about their clients…”
Dr. Victoria Paraschak’s creative, innovative and caring approach to teaching has helped develop the strengths of her students as leaders and professionals. A professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Dr. Paraschak’s approach to teaching in the university environment is often cited as one of the things that contribute to her stellar reputation and impact on students.
Dr. Paraschak is lauded for her passion for aboriginal and marginalized peoples as well as her constant encouragement of students to think outside the box, debate and research. One of her students says that Dr. Paraschak’s “teaching style was supportive, challenging and student centered with an open-door policy for further discussion and questions. Her efforts towards teaching each student encouraged me to work to my best ability during my undergraduate years.”
Dr. Paraschak’s Outdoor Recreation class is known across campus for the important opportunity it offers for skills development and leadership opportunities. As one of Dr. Paraschak’s colleagues says, “She is a teacher, a leader, a role model and a mentor.”
Professor Sigi Torinus in the School of Creative Arts has enhanced the lives of numerous art students and has positively impacted their creative and professional endeavours. An expert specializing in the area of Integrated Media, Professor Torinus shares her passion for art through the creation of a personal, connected classroom that allows students to reach their highest potential. Professor Torinus says she believes in “active, experience-based learning and maintaining a lively and interactive classroom, changing delivery methods and including the students as much as possible in disseminating information.”
Students and colleagues remark on Professor Torinus’ dedication to teaching. One student says that through the mentorship of Professor Torinus she “learned that being an artist meant that” she is on a “continuous journey of self-exploration and self-expression.” Many students credit Professor Torinus for building their confidence and helping them to find their place in the professional world of art. “She encouraged her students to take risks, get messy…and to find our voices as artists.”
Professor Tawfik is an innovative teacher and an exceptional researcher. She is a nationally and internationally renowned scholar and thought leader in copyright law and capacity-building in intellectual property (IP) for a global innovation economy.
Myra Tawfik has a broad national and international reputation for her scholarship and professional accomplishments.
She has developed a long and impressive list of research areas over the twenty-eight years that she has been a faculty member at the University of Windsor.
She is a leader in research in capacity-building in IP for an innovation economy, copyright history, and copyright generally, including comparative and international copyright.
In addition, she plays a distinctly influential role in advancing public policy at both the provincial and federal levels. It is a rare and distinct honour in the life of a law professor to be involved in the development of government public policy....
Professor Tawfik is one of the earliest clinical and experiential learning professors at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.
Motivated by an interest to ensure students’ professional competence and the desire to ground abstract (legal) concepts in real-world experience, she is deeply involved in the design of clinical and experiential learning methods for students.
Lastly, from her career trajectory, one can see that Professor Tawfik has shown leadership in many ways. However, it is essential to note that Professor Tawfik is also a strong leader at the University of Windsor through her service.
She has been Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law on two occasions (2011 and 2017).
In addition, she served as Associate Dean from 1998-2000.
We are proud to recognize Professor Myra Tawfik as our next Distinguished University Professor!
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
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Spring 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.
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 winter term, must apply to graduate whether you plan on attending your Convocation ceremony or not.
If you are eligible to apply to graduate for Spring 2021 Convocation, please note the no-fee deadline is March 1, 2021.
Late applications to graduate will be accepted from March 2 to April 26, 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 April 26, 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 May 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.