Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University of Waterloo. This religion effect on voting behaviour is one of the strongest sociodemographic effects on vote choice in Canada.
Now in its third year, the Global Engagement Seminar for senior undergraduates in all six faculties will focus on the theme “The Future of Nature” this winter term, and will feature acclaimed climate photographer Edward Burtynsky as mentor.
Fifteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive $2 million from the provincial government to advance Ontario’s knowledge-based economy -- including Allison Kelly, a professor of psychology, and Jessica Thompson, a professor of fine arts. The Early Researcher Awards program recognizes promising new researchers with $140,000 each to build a research team. Read about the research plans of professors Kelly and Thompson.
Graduate school flies by in a flurry of seminars, dissertation chapters and conference papers. While it may feel fast-paced, that time frame is crucial for students to build up their curriculum vitae and gain skills and experience suitable for future academic or industry roles.
On Septemer 3rd, an exceptional new cohort of Faculty of Arts graduate students assembled for graduate orientation to kick start their graduate degrees. The buzz in the room was palpable—hard work, dedication, and chasing down professors for graduate school references had led to this point: the first day of graduate school.
The Faculty of Arts is proud to share that Professor Winfried Siemerling of the Department of English Language and Literature is among five University of Waterloo researchers who have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), just announced today.
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.