Windsor-Essex health unit no longer relocating to UWindsor campus


The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will no longer be relocating to the University of Windsor, due to inflation and budget constraints. The health unit and university signed an agreement in 2022 that would see WECHU move into UWindsor’s Residence Hall West by 2024-2025, where it would lease the property for a 25-year term. WECHU CEO Blanchette explained that the health unit is facing a “challenging fiscal situation” at this time and expressed optimism for the health unit’s relationship with the university. “Public health is not only a focus and priority for the University but also a critical regional need,” said UWindsor VP of Research and Innovation Dr Shanthi Johnson. “Despite WECHU’s decision, we are eager to continue to support our community and serve this vital sector.”

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