UWindsor chemists lend expertise to produce locally-made hand sanitizer UWindsor chemistry professor John Trant is working with local industry to produce hand sanitizer. University of Windsor chemists have teamed up with three local businesses to bring a made-in-Windsor-Essex hand sanitizer to market. UWindsor researcher John Trant is working with Wolfhead Distillery; InnerSeasonings International, maker of the TBQ line of sauces; and Peak Processing, a local maker of edible and topical cannabis products. Dr. Trant is securing the ingredients he needs to make the product in short supply globally because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trant intends to use an ethanol-based by-product of the distilling process as the main ingredient in his formula. He’ll need additives to give the product a gel-like consistency and glycerine or propylene glycol to protect the skin from the harshness of the disinfectant. “We are going to customize the formula,” Trant said. As luck would have it, one of the post-doctoral fellows in his lab, Fred Shahbazi, is a cosmetics chemist.…
WE-SPARK HEALTH INSTITUTE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES Today, our four local healthcare and academic institutions formally entered into a historic agreement, officially launching WE-SPARK Health Institute.
Local health-care and academic organizations come together for official launch of health institute Local health-care and academic groups are looking toward the future with the official launch of an innovative research focused regional institute.
St. Clair College unveils 5G network; possibilities for auto, health care St. Clair College is ready for the technological future. Areas of the school’s South Windsor campus now equipped with the high speed, low latency fifth generation of mobile broadband network
Local action on climate change subject of youth workshop Approximately 140 youth from across Ontario will attend a Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action to learn from journalists, professors, and officials with an interest in seeing effective climate action at the local level.
U.S. soldier's ex-wife says Trump's comments on traumatic brain injuries are harmful When U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to downplay traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained by American troops in an Iranian missile strike, University of Windsor assistant professor and former military spouse Kate Kemplin knew she needed to speak out.
High school students attend UWindsor cancer symposium Learning how to identify cancerous cells from healthy cells and understanding lab techniques for cancer research were just a few of the things more than 100 high school students got to experience Thursday at a University of Windsor one-day symposium.
Compassion group helps those 'who fall between the cracks' "I just got bad feelings about things in my life." A local group is helping Windsor's Carolyn Boismier, shown Feb. 10, 2020, as she copes with having been confined to bed for months. Nick Brancaccio / Windsor Star Carolyn Boismier’s best days bring dreams of fresh air and long summer walks, but they are rare. Her worst days conjure an anxious dread, shattering the fragile hope she’ll ever leave her bed. After being “bed-bound” for more than five months, the 71-year-old widow faces a daily struggle against loneliness and isolation. “I just lay here and look at the four walls, and sometimes I scream my head off,” said Boismier, curled under a blanket in her bedroom at the back of her small Caron Avenue apartment. “I just want to hit the wall. I just want to throw something and hit it. I just don’t want to be here in this room. “I still got my mind. My mind is all here. I said to myself last night, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do if I get out of this…
Windsor-Essex gets mental health and addictions funding A Community Safety Grant is expected to help Windsor-Essex residents who call emergency services during a mental health and addictions crisis.