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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Arts Three Minute Thesis draws crowds

Andria Bianchi

Two students will go on to university-level competition

With topics as far-ranging as video games, urban design, refugees and the Franklin Expedition, graduate students from across the Faculty of Arts enthralled the audience at the Three Minute Thesis competition, held on Feb. 8 and 9. The departments of English Language and Literature, Psychology, Religious Studies, Germanic and Slavic Studies, History, Philosophy, Anthropology and the Balsillie School of International Affairs were all represented.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Class project becomes redesigned Stratford Police website

Stratford campus atrium with student project showcase event

Students who worked as a team in a Global Business and Digital Arts course last year can now see their research and design efforts live and used everyday by the public.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lecture by visiting scholar offers lessons of the Holocaust for modern times

huge pile of old leather shoes

The lessons of history present a critical opportunity to save us from ourselves, says Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Design to Win: GBDA student's winning design could help parents locate lost child

four young people on stage holding giant cheques

How can technology help stressed parents quickly find their lost child in a crowded park? And how do you design an app for that in just a few hours? Filip Jadczak, a fourth-year Global Business and Digital Arts student tackled that challenge and won the top $5,000 prize in Communitech’s Design to Win competition.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Centre for Mental Health Research presents three public talks for Psychology Month

Psychology month logo with interlocking wheels

Mental health difficulties touch the lives of many​, yet finding the right sources of help is not always easy. The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) is planning three public outreach talks that will provide clear, useful, and practical information to anyone interested in learning more about mental health.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Do skyscrapers stress you out?

Cityscape

Psychology doctoral candidate Robin Mazumder examines how urban areas affect our physical and mental health.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Graduate students present research insights to Global Affairs Canada

graduate students studying in seminar

The Balsillie School's Turbulent Present, Uncertain Future maps global trends and recommendations for adaptive foreign policy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Responding to change: Grad student finds solidarity in climate actions at COP22

Masroora Haque

Just as Donald Trump, a climate change denier, was elected the next US president, Waterloo student Masroora Haque was in Marrakech for COP22 - the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – joining negotiations on action plans for the Paris Agreement.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Conrad Grebel professor wins Ontario Arts Council award for conducting

Mark Vuorinen conducting

Congratulations to Mark Vuorinen of Conrad Grebel University College for winning the Ontario Arts Council's Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. He is an assistant professor in Grebel's Department of Music and also artistic director of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand Philharmonic. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Prof John Turri named CRC in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

John Turri

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, was on campus today to announce $5.7 million in funds for Waterloo's Canada Research Chairs in the areas of environmental modelling and analysis, insurance risk processes, bioinformatics, quantum molecular dynamics, number theory, and philosophy and cognitive science