Post secondary students creating art installation

to booster COVID vaccine confidence

WINDSOR, ON, September 30, 2022-  The Students Igniting Vaccine Confidence team, supported by WE-SPARK Health Institute in collaboration with St. Clair College and the University of Windsor have organized an art installation to boost vaccine confidence.

“Vaccine confidence is the trust people have in vaccines, the healthcare providers who administer them, and the health system from which they come” said Loretta Sbrocca, University of Windsor Research Associate and Students Igniting Vaccine Confidence campaign lead. “Art is a unique communication tool; it provides a chance for people to meet, experience, discuss and think—in person!. Also, effective communication needs to be tailored to resonate with specific audiences - that is why the art will be created by students, for students.” 

WHAT:        Art installation using sidewalk chalk

WHEN:       Sunday October 2. Artists will be creating the installments starting at 10am. Art will be ready for viewing that afternoon.

WHERE:     St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor ON N9A 6S4

Two locations:

1. To the left of the entrance of the Q Hall residence in front of the bench area

2. Sidewalk, east of the bus loop at the front entrance of the South campus sidewalk where the clock is located


Aya El-Hashemi - University of Windsor, MSc. Translational Health Science Candidate, recent Honours Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences graduate. “I joined the Sparking Vaccine Confidence project in hopes of employing my artistic and creative lens in an effort to build vaccine confidence within underrepresented and minority groups.”

Chelsea Ymana - Year 4, University of Windsor Biochemistry Major with Honours. “I knew this was an opportunity we could not pass up. With the return of students on campus, I recognize the booster dose as an important step towards preventative care.”

Tia Kersey - St. Clair College 3rd Year Advertising and Marketing. “I chose to participate because I believe spreading messages through art is revolutionary and memorable.”

Gillian Marocko - St. Clair College 3rd Year Interior Design. “I chose to participate because I have a passion for art and sharing the importance of vaccines.”

Isabel De Zubiria - St. Clair College 3rd Year Advertising and Marketing Communications Management. “I like volunteering in general and I'm good at drawing so I thought I might be helpful for the project.”

Evelyn Recinos – St. Clair College 3rd Year Advertising and Marketing Communication Management. “Taking part in this event is a great opportunity for me because I enjoy drawing and I enjoy volunteering.”

Lauren Taylor- St. Clair College

Salma Al Ghazaly - University of Windsor

Najia Shinneeb - University of Windsor


Media Contact:

Cathy Mombourquette
About WE-SPARK Health Institute

WE-SPARK Health Institute is a partnership between Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take healthcare to the next level through research.
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