Education And Training

WE-SPARK is committed to translating and transferring research information to inspire and drive change. We make it a priority to develop and support opportunities for knowledge transfer and education.

Driving this strategic priority forward is our Knowledge Translation Committee.


Committee Members:

Pete Wawrow (Chair)

St. Clair College

Linda DiRosa

Hôtel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Indryas Woldie

Windsor Regional Hospital

Dave Andrews

UWindsor, Faculty of Human Kinetics

Lisa Porter

WE-SPARK Health Institute

Dora Cavallo-Medved

UWindsor, Faculty of Science

Jody Ralph

UWindsor, Faculty of Nursing


Combat Cancer - Educational Tools

Combat Cancer - Educational Tools Cancer Checkout Activity Created by: Carlos Eid & Sami Alrashed Adapted by: Kaila Wilson             Cancer Jeopardy: Challenge a friend to our cancer-101 jeopardy game to learn the basics of cancer! Created by: Jacob Bender Adapted by: Alexander Rodzinka             Learn to be a Pathologist: learn to distinguish cancerous tissues from healthy ones by observing real tissue images under a light microscope! Created by: Mitchell Elliott & Marisa Market Adapted by: Ryan Palazzolo

Meet Our Cures Team

Meet Our Cures Team WCRG has over 50 undergraduate student volunteers who are vital to our success. Volunteers play a key role in a growing number of initiatives including: Science Rendezvous WCRG Think Tank Series WRH Cancer Education Days Faculty of Science PASS program Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Windsor Walk WCRG Halloween Open House Let’s Talk Cancer Open Streets Windsor YMCA FOY Program A Scientist Like Her Soapbox Science Ride for Dad Cheers to Hope World Cancer Day WCRG Biennial International Cancer Research Conference Students interested in becoming a WCRG volunteer are required to take SCIE 3750. This University of Windsor course formalizes the entry into the WCRG Volunteer CURES team by providing the necessary information, skills, and training for students to effectively communicate about cancer research to the public.

Tools and Resources For Students

Tools and Resources For Students "Creating Meaningful Research Experiences for Students During a Pandemic" was the title and goal of our first virtual brainstorming event, held June 30, 2020.  It was a great success, with over 60 participants including students, professors, physicians, researchers and administrators from across our partner institutions Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, University of Windsor, and Windsor Regional Hospital. The results are summarized here, into two tools. Creative Ways to Advance Student Research Ideas to Help Students Develop Soft Skills