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Ignite: Work Study

The Ignite program is no longer accepting student applications. Check back in the summer for information about applying for the 2018-2019 school year!

Ignite is the University of Windsor’s Work Study program and funds approximately 400 part-time jobs on campus for students demonstrating financial need related to basic living expenses and direct educational costs. Positions offer an opportunity for both financial benefits and skills development. The program is a partnership between Student Awards & Financial Aid and Career Development & Experiential Learning.

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New in 2017-18!

UWindsor’s Work Study Program has been rebranded as Ignite and will be facilitated as an experiential learning opportunity. The changes made to the program aim to provide participants with expanded opportunities to build skills relevant to their career development. Notable enhancements to include:

  • An updated job posting form and vetting process to feature learning outcomes and skills students can expect to develop in the role;
  • An improved online application process using mySuccess;
  • A mandatory professional development program so students arrive on the job better prepared;
  • An employer toolkit to help supervisors develop experiential learning outcomes, integrate new hires and supervise them on an ongoing basis.

Attention Students: the application deadline for all students, undergraduate and graduate, is Friday, September 15!

Work Study Contacts

If you have any questions relating to the Work Study Program, please contact:

Ignite Program Coordinator

Sydney Murray
Career Development & Experiential Learning
Ext. 2577

Work Study Eligibility

Students with questions regarding eligibility for the Ignite Work Study program may contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at award1@uwindsor.ca. Alternately, they may contact the office at 519-253-3000 Ext. 3300.

The Student Awards and Financial Aid Office is located at Room 1124 (lower level) in the Neal Education building (the Faculty of Education).

*Please Note: For your convenience, a secure dropbox is located just outside the Student Awards and Financial Aid office Regular Hours:

Their regular office hours are:

Monday          9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday         9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday             9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Phones are answered between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Wednesday when phones are answered between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.in the lobby area and is accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.