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The University of Windsor

The University of Windsor

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The University of Windsor

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The City of Windsor
On a wall near the stairs on the west side of Sunset Avenue
across from Fanchette Street

Coordinates: N 42 18.394 W 83 03.970


Plaque Text

The University takes its origin from Assumption College (Roman Catholic) established here in 1857, and directed by the congregation of St. Basil after 1870. From 1919 to 1953, it was affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, becoming co-educational in 1934 with the formation of Holy Names College. Achieving independent University status in 1953, with Essex College and Holy Redeemer College in affiliation, it became Assumption University of Windsor in 1956. Canterbury College (Anglican) affiliated in 1957. Finally in 1963, a new non-denominational institution, the University of Windsor, absorbed Essex College, granted federation to Assumption University, and renewed the previous college affiliations. Iona College (United Church) became affiliated with the University the following year.



Windsor Plaques

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