Three University of Windsor researchers, with funding from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), have completed a survey finding that Ontario colleges need to improve their methods for recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented groups. The final report, titled The Recruitment of Underrepresented Groups at Ontario Colleges: A Survey of Current Practices, recommends that colleges address this need by implementing a collaborative provincial model, improving tracking systems, developing universal definitions, and expanding successful programs.
The University of Windsor’s sports management MA program is among the best of its kind in the world, according to rankings released by SportsBusiness International magazine. uWindsor’s program, offered through the department of kinesiology, finished in the top 25 for the third time. The rankings are based on a survey of 500 alumni of similar programs around the world. The top 5 programs will be named in April; last year, first place went to Ohio University. “We are the only university in Canada ranked among the top 25 … Thanks to our placement in these rankings we can confidently tell our students what we have always known: they are attending one of the most prestigious sport management programs in the world,” said uWindsor professor Jess Dixon, a graduate of the program.
The Cross-Border Institute at the University of Windsor will offer a new Border Management and International Trade Certificate program. The program, described as the first of its kind in the world, will be made available in partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training. Students will complete 8 courses to build expertise in areas such as international trade, border management, and cross-border logistics and security. It has been designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals and students working in complementary disciplines. “This is a program that bridges the traditional disciplines and will address emerging trends in international trade while taking into consideration the needs and focus of stakeholders from such areas as government, industry, and academia,” said Bill Anderson, Director of the Cross-Border Transportation Centre.