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Media Releases


NOV 15:   St. Clair College and University of Windsor Students Host Event to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

OCT 18:   Research Results Show Effectiveness of Homemade Masks by Community Group

OCT 04:   WE-SPARK Health Institite and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Appoint Medical Student Research Associate

SEP 13:   Local Partners to Host Inaugural Virtual Conference for Caregivers to Loved Ones with Mental Illness and/or Addictions; Registration Now Open

AUG 30:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Publishes 2nd Annual Impact Report

AUG 11:   New study reveals impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health in Southwestern Ontario

AUG 04:   $287,000 Awarded for Local Health Research

JUL 26:    New Real-Time Tool for Early Detection of COVID-19 Cases

MAR 30:   Volunteer Organization Hits 50,000 Milestone in Homemade Masks & Scrub Caps

MAR 05:   $287,450 Awarded for Local Health Research

FEB 03:    Public Event to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Windsor-Essex


DEC 11:    WE-SPARK Health Institute Acquires World Class REDCap Licence

NOV 26:   International Cancer Research Conference an Overwhelming Success

SEP 24:   Local Research Team Publishes Findings on Acute Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health in  Southwestern Ontario

SEP 21:    Community Organization Reaches 25,000 Milestone in Hand-Made Masks and Caps for Windsor-Essex

SEP 04:    Researchers and Healthcare Leaders Pair Up For COVID Conversations

SEP 01:    WE-SPARK Health Institute Releases First Impact Report

AUG 04:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Seeking Applicants for $180,000 Grant Program

JUL 22:    Local Cancer Research Organization Recognizes Ambassadors of Hope

JUL 10:    Volunteer Organization Receives City of Windsor Donations

JUL 06:    Virtual Events to Answer Public Questions About COVID-19

JUN 30:   Impact of COVID19 on Mental Health of Children in Windsor-Essex

JUN 26:   Creating Meaningful Research Experiences for Students

MAY 13:   Demand for Masks and Scrub Caps for Healthcare Workers Outpacing Supply

APR 21:   $143,000 Awarded Locally for COVID-19 Research

MAR 30:   WE-SPARK Health Institute Launches COVID-19 Resource Hub

MAR 09:   WE-SPARK Heath Institute Officially Launches

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