Shawna Scott is a doctoral student at the University of Windsor who recently received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology. She is also the president of the Windsor/Essex County Atheist Society, which is a ratified student club with over 200 members.
Our group was founded in 2010, and our membership has been growing quickly. To date, we have done a lot of tabling, held monthly meetings, attended conferences, and participated in fundraisers. We decided that it was the right time for our club to host a large event.
Though the University of Windsor has Catholic roots, it is currently registered as a public university. When I completed my undergraduate degree and attended convocation in 2010, the convocation attendees were asked to stand and acknowledge God in the following prayer: