In The News

The Windsor Star: University research team shows solar energy extends electric vehicle driving range

January 26, 2015

A team of researchers at the University of Windsor and a local solar technologies company have collaborated to prove the benefits of solar power in extending the driving range of electric vehicles. By harnessing the sun’s rays through rooftop panels, Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies founder and CEO Sean Moore says the driving range can be extended an average of 45 per cent further. Read the full article here

The Whig: Winter: A case of tough love?

January 26, 2015

The staff in the International Centre at Queen's University seem to have developed a knack for holding their annual Learning to Love Winter workshop on the coldest day of the year. Last January's event, designed to help international students from warm-weather, countries cope with a Canadian winter, coincided with a weeklong Arctic blast, and this year's workshop was scheduled for Wednesday and its -20 C temperatures and frigid winds. Read the full article here

Ottawa Citizen: Female PS workers’ disability claims outnumber men’s two-to-one

January 19, 2015

Women in the public service go on disability leave at almost twice the rate of men, a problem some experts say should be addressed as part of the government’s new disability management scheme. The federal disability insurance plan, managed by Sun Life Financial, is the biggest in Canada. A Sun Life report obtained by the Citizen shows women have ended up on long-term disability at rates vastly disproportionate to their numbers in the public service for more than a decade, especially for mental health conditions. Read the full article here

RFP – Event Coordinator

January 14, 2015

The Council of Ontario Universities is seeking an event planner to undertake the coordination of a two day symposium scheduled for April 1 and 2, 2015 in Toronto.  For a word version of the RFP, please email yourontarioresearch@cou.on.ca