A message from Dean Saif
Welcome to our spring issue of WE. As I sit isolated in my home office running the business of the Faculty remotely,
I would like to reflect on the events of the past few weeks and what lies ahead.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally touched all facets of daily lives. The world’s experience with COVID-19 is new and unprecedented in every way. The pandemic is rapidly evolving; there is a great deal of uncertainties associated with it, and all around the globe, the response has been to pivot quickly and face a new set of challenges on a daily basis.
I must say, I am so proud of UWindsor and the Faculty of Engineering community, which — in the face of monumental adversity and daunting challenges — have come together and stepped up to the plate! I am impressed and thankful to our students who have endured this rapidly changing set of circumstances with maturity, poise and calmness.
This calamity has shown me how collaborative, resilient and compassionate the UWindsor community really is and that makes me proud to be a member of this tight-knit community.
Engineers are problem solvers and societal challenges provide them with opportunities to innovate and respond to people’s needs. A number of our Faculty and students have been working (and in certain cases with industrial partners), to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) or portable ventilators, to our community health care workers or hospitals, and I thank them for their efforts.
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