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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Top-ranked Psychology shines at this week’s student mental health conference

Building from bird's eye view

Part of Waterloo’s Thrive Week, the augural Virtual Conference on Student Mental Health Research includes discussion and research presentations by students, staff and faculty. Not surprisingly, many presenters are from the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT).

Monday, October 26, 2020

Faculty of Arts: Now we are sixty

Building with the word ARTS in large window

While this year has been full of unprecedented challenges, 2020 also marks a happy milestone: the Faculty of Arts just turned 60 years old. It was the fall of 1960 when Arts became the University of Waterloo’s third faculty. Happy birthday, Arts!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Celebrating our newest PhDs

PhD graduates in robes at convocation ceremony

It's a long and often winding road to take doctoral studies to the finish line. From seminars, to exams, to TAs, RAs or course teaching, to research, research, research, and to the final thesis defense -- many of which were remotely conducted in this time of COVID. It's a huge accomplishment and the Faculty of Arts is so proud of our newest cohort of Doctors of Philosophy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher challenges femmephobia and the harm it causes

Rhea Hoskin

Maybe it’s as subtle as not wearing pink to work, or as drastic as downplaying certain traits to in order to stay safe. Maybe it’s the difference between how “tomboys” and “sissy boys” are treated. Either way, there’s no escaping it: society still equates “feminine” with “less than”. But where do these assumptions come from? And, more importantly, how can we change them?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Waterloo holds #1 ranking for social sciences and humanities research success

the University of Waterloo sign

Our brilliant researchers have done it again. Waterloo is ranked the top comprehensive institution for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants, according to the Maclean’s 2021 rankings. In fact, the University held first place last year and for the majority of years over the past decade. Researchers and staff in the Faculty of Arts play a significant part in this outstanding track record for funding success.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Two Arts scholars among Royal Society of Canada’s Class of 2020

Imre Szeman and Jay Dolmage

Two professors in the Faculty of Arts are among the Royal Society of Canada’s Class of 2020. Professor Imre Szeman (Communication Arts) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), and Professor Jay Dolmage (English) has been named to the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Will our kids be alright? Three researchers respond

kids with backpacks walking into school

How will the disruptions of 2020 affect children, their development and schooling? Professors Janice Aurini (Sociology and Legal Studies), Dillon Browne (Psychology) and Kristina Llewellyn (Social Development Studies) joined this online community lecture moderated by Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts, to explore social and developmental consequences and how we can avoid exacerbating the effects of the global pandemic. Watch the full event.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Graduate research: How our relationships influence our body image

Young man and woman look at themselves in the mirror

The way we feel about our bodies changes across our relationships, according to a new study. Research co-led by a graduate student from the Department of Psychology asked young women to indicate the way they perceive their bodies and whether that perception changes when they are with different people from their social circles.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Automation will transform work in the post COVID-19 economy - but are we ready?

Machinery at a factory

Canada’s post COVID-19 economy will see more automation, particularly in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Economis professor Joel Blit used data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to analyze which industries are likely to undergo the greatest automation as the economy recovers from the pandemic.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Archives Unleashed Project scales up with Archive-It for better collection and analysis of digital history

computer servers

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1,084,087 grant to the University of Waterloo to support “Integrating Archives Unleashed Cloud with Archive-It” led by Ian Milligan, professor of History. Archives Unleashed Project’s analytical tools will be integrated with the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service providing an end-to-end process for collecting and studying archived web records and data.

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