The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at the busiest border crossing in Canada—allowing it to host the Cross-Border Institute and to offer programs in partnership with U.S. schools, such as the dual J.D. program, a collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy, which provides law graduates with the ability to practise law in Canada and the U.S. The campus has beautiful buildings, such as the 1928 red-brick Dillon Hall, and is connected to a band of grass along the river with a view of the Detroit skyline. Major changes are unfolding, including the recent opening of the first phase of the downtown campus. The former Windsor Star newspaper building now houses the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education. The second phase, currently under construction, will be home to the School of Creative Arts. Meanwhile, the recently announced Science Research and Innovation Facility will provide lab and collaborative space for research. Says president Alan Wildeman: “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.”
• Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience: Combines biological and psychological understandings of how the brain works; immerses students in laboratory-based research beginning in first year.
• Drama in Education and Community: Provides an incubator for arts-focused leadership and team facilitation skills. Work placements in the community provide experience working with diverse populations.
• The Odette School of Business: Supplements traditional classroom learning with real world experiences; bridges the gap between theory and practice through the use of market simulations and live data feeds.
• Introductory Crime Scene Investigation: Introduces students to the theoretical background of scientific methods used in forensic sciences and their practical applications to crime scene investigation. Students learn the discovery, identification, collection, examination and processing of various types of forensic evidence.
• Chemistry in the Marketplace: Basic notions of chemistry are introduced, with a view to understanding chemistry and materials encountered in everyday life.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Number of students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
Arts: 70% to 80%
Commerce: 73% to 78%
|$7,140||1st & 2nd year: 75.4
3rd & 4th year: 36.7
|996 (679 reserved for first years)||Graduation: 72.9%