Assumption University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada has a heritage reaching back to 1857 and is the parent of the University of Windsor, administered by the Congregation of St. Basil, the Basilian Fathers. It was known as Assumption College until changing its name in 1956. When the University of Windsor was established in 1963, Assumption University entered into federation with the newly formed University of Windsor and became the Catholic university within the University of Windsor.
Assumption is a privately operated, autonomous university separate from the University of Windsor and yet an integral part of it. It has retained its degree granting powers and graduates students within the area of theology, as well as granting honorary degrees.