When people use their computer or smartphone to store information, they may not be able to detect if that information has been manipulated when they retrieve it later, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.
“In our study, individuals could rely on an external store when trying to remember some material and manipulations of that store often went undetected,” said Evan Risko, lead author of the study and a professor of psychology.
They've been decorated, climbed and pranked. They graced the Hagey Hall courtyard for almost 44 years before disappearing into limbo (or rather, a UWaterloo storage facility) to await their fate. Now the beloved “pickle forks” are enjoying the sunshine once again, just in time for the start of the new academic year.
Professor of medieval history Steven Bednarski leads a seven-year, $2.5 millon SSHRC Partnership-funded project with an interdisciplinary team of 30 Waterloo experts and numerous external partners, including Queen's University's Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle.
A team of Global Business and Digital Arts students developed Virtuous Waste, an alternative to plastic packaging made of seaweed. Their winning solution at World Vision Social Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 in funding.
Our adroit and long-suffering Dean of Arts for the past eight years received a suitably irreverent and sincerely appreciative send-off celebration. Arts and University members gathered in the Hagey Hall Hub to share memories, razzing, accolades and plenty of shared laughs honouring Dean Peers’ singular style as a senior administrator and leader.
On Wednesday, June 12 — a perfectly clear and warm day — 1,085 undergraduates, 165 Master's, and 23 PhD candidates received their degrees over the course of three Faculty of Arts convocation ceremonies.
Are skyscrapers making us sick, and how can municipalities engage their citizens in smart city initiatives? Check out stories featuring Arts researchers and alumni in the new issue of Waterloo Magazine.