uWindsor SMA highlights entrepreneurial education, regionally focused research

September 5, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with the University of Windsor. The SMA says that uWindsor supports regional economic development through its focus on research that fits the needs of the area, including border challenges, automotive technology, wastewater management, and the Great Lakes. uWindsor is also cited for its support for entrepreneurial education: more than 1,000 students have engaged in entrepreneurial activities since 2011, and 17 spin-off companies were created last year alone. The SMA notes uWindsor’s teaching strengths as well, mentioning the institution’s support for peer mentoring through the Fundamentals of Academic Writing program and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Mentorship Program. uWindsor is also recognized for its support for open learning and co-operative education, and its high level of teaching quality. The SMA identifies 5 proposed program areas for growth: health and wellness; law, education, and philosophy; engineering, science, and computing; creative arts and digital media; and business, political science, and international borders. uWindsor SMA