Although separated by distance, the Alumni Association remains dedicated to continuing to engage alumni, students and community. The global pandemic has offered the opportunity to develop new initiatives and programs. This will continue into 2021.
It has been a challenging year, but the community has come together, shown resilience and compassion. The Alumni Association is proud to be an integral part of this community—Windsor Proud!
ALUMNI WEEK 2020
In late September, Alumni Week was celebrated virtually. It took on a new look but offered a variety of engagement activities in which many alumni and friends participated.
HOLIDAY BEACH OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
Together with the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), Alumni president Beth Ann Prince participated in the grand opening of the University of Windsor Alumni Association Outdoor Classroom at Holiday Beach. This naming was a result of a financial gift the Association made to the ERCA Foundation in 2019 to support the classroom and scientific research at Lebo Creek Wetland.
VIRTUAL WINE TASTING
The first-ever virtual Wine Tasting event with Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard was a huge success. The wine and charcuterie packages sold out in record time. At the live tasting, we were joined by individuals from across Canada and in the U.S.
UNIVERSITY PLAYERS FLASHBACK
The School of Dramatic Arts held a virtual reunion on Oct. 2, 2020, for cast members of 2010 University Players production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2020 ALUMNI SPORTS HALL OF FAME
The 2020 athletes inducted into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame were recognized with a commemorative video. Jim Minello BA '77, BEd '78 hosted this wonderful celebration of UWindsor alumni athletes: Matt Butler BA '90, swimming, Scott Hillman BHK '99, hockey, Noelle Montcalm BScN '12, track and field and Ositadinma (Osi) Nriagu BComm '05, BEd '07, track and field.
THANK YOU BILL & JEAN
Bill Wright BA '70, LLB '73 and Jean Wright BA '71, BEd '72 have dedicated years to supporting UWindsor and have retired from their positions on the Alumni Board of Directors.
WINDSOR PROUD PODCAST
Hosted by alumna Dr. Mary Donohue BA’88, the podcasts features interviews with alumni and experts that covered a wide variety of topics including nursing on the front lines, staying fit at home, and learning and study tips for parents working with their children in on-line learning, to name a few. Because of the overwhelming, positive feedback, a new set of podcasts are currently in production.
Listen on your favourite podcast platform or visit the Alumni website.
ALUMNI BOOK CLUB
The Alumni Book Club connects through a private online forum where members can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group spends two months on each book. Participation is free, you just need to get a copy of the book to join in.
For more information or to join, visit the Alumni website.
UWINDSOR TEN THOUSAND COFFEES
Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners have connected for career conversations thanks to a partnership between the University of Windsor and a technology platform called Ten Thousand Coffees. Visit the website for more information.
ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT
Save the date for the 2021 Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament on Monday, July 26 at Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor, Ont. Hit the links with fellow alumni and friends of the Alumni Association, in support of student scholarships.
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