Just a few days ago the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) announced that Vinh Nguyen, professor of Diaspora Literatures at Renison University College and of English in the Faculty of Arts, has won the 2017 Polanyi Prize in Literature. This is the second Polanyi Prize awarded to a professor in Arts, following Chris Eliasmith's (Philosophy, Systems Design Engineering, Computer Science) NSERC Polanyi Prize two years ago.
Congratulations to researchers in the Faculty of Arts who received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants this year. While this news is not actually new internally, the federal government just made the formal announcement of this latest round of grants. So now we have even more to shout out about SSHRC.
This fall Vershawn Young, Associate Professor in Speech Communication and English, becomes the newly elected Assistant Chair for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), an international organization dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of writing and communication theory.
The University of Waterloo is the top “comprehensive” institution for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants once again, according to the latest Maclean’s rankings, after a single year in second place.
Graduate students in the Department of English hosted visiting high school students at the Games Institute in a workshop entitled ’60 Minutes to Save the World’ as a part of the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), held in Waterloo last week.
This academic year sees the launch of an exciting new opportunity for UWaterloo undergraduate students. Global Engagement is a capstone seminar for outstanding senior undergraduate students who would like the opportunity to use their education and abilities to address questions of pressing global concern.
During CBC radio's recent Cross Country Checkup discussion on how reading is changing, guest commentator on the program, Christine McWebb, programs director at Stratford Campus and French Studies professor, discussed the different ways in which digital technology affects us.