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.
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.
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.
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.
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.