Friday, April 3, 2020

Going virtual with remote PhD defences

laptop and desktop on desk

During this extraordinary time of physical distancing in our community, new measures have been established to shift academia to online delivery. One of the most important milestones for PhD students is their in-person dissertation defence, which represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to their research.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2020 Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat winners

Group picture of all Arts 3MT heat competitors

Graduate students from English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Theological Studies and Sociology convened Friday, March 6th for the annual Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat. Audience members learned about the engaging and illuminating graduate research happening in the Faculty of Arts firsthand from many of our impressive graduate students. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Turning data into meaningful policy ideas: MPS Policy Datafest 2020

five-member Datafest grad student team smile in group pose

The Master of Public Service (MPS) program hosted the second annual Policy Datafest last week with more than 70 graduate students digging into public datasets to extract meaningful narratives and recommend policies for positive change.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New tool helps game designers evaluate player experience

Close up of hands using game controller

A free tool that will enable game developers to accurately evaluate the experience of video game players has been launched by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The Player Experience Inventory (PXI) allows game designers to understand how choices like game rules or sound effects contribute to a player’s immersion in a game or curiosity in the story of a game.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Psychology studies show Japan is not doing enough to combat smoking

a hand holding a cigarette and ashtray

Japan’s policies to reduce tobacco use are not working well and must be strengthened for improved public health, according to two new studies led by researchers in the Department of Psychology.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Alumni-founded Sentinel Project works to prevent genocide

Christoper Tuckwood works with local people in Kenya

Combining innovative tech with on-the-ground expertise, The Sentinel Project works to prevent mass atrocities across the globe.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Anthropology research finds deforestation is changing animal communication

Howler Monkey in Costa Rican forest

Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study led by Laura Bolt, an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology. The research offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas, particularly areas changed by human activity.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Digital storytelling for truth and reconciliation

Heather George speaking with child on her lap

Students in a fall 2019 Digital Arts Communication course on digital storytelling produced three beautiful and compelling short documentaries around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation on Turtle Island.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2018 WCGS Book Prize winner announced

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Book Prize: Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965, written by Michael O'Sullivan.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Professor Geoffrey Fong awarded Canada’s highest honour for research impact in global tobacco control

Geoffrey Fong speaking

The research of Professor Geoffrey Fong affects populations and helps save lives worldwide. In recognition of his research leadership over 17 years, Professor Fong has been awarded the 2019 Medal of Honour by the Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada – the foremost Canadian health research award celebrating the best and brightest minds and discoveries in the Canadian life sciences sector

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