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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship announced

Congratulations to Dr. Effie Pereira, Waterloo’s 2022 Banting Postdoctoral Researcher, announced this week by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Tri-Council funding bodies. Pereira is a cognitive scientist whose current research examines changing states of attention and its relation to cognitive performance and functioning.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae named CRC in Race, Gender, and Performance

Naila Keleta-Mae

The Government of Canada has just announced the newest Canada Research Chairs (CRC) including Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae (Department of Communication Arts), CRC in Race, Gender, and Performance. Her CRC research-creation program will examine existing art and scholarship and she will create new artistic work as contributions to Black studies and Black expressive culture in Canada and the world.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

2023 Global Engagement Seminar tackles energy at the crossroads

Come-up of sparking light bulb

Our insatiable appetite for energy is one of the most pressing and contentious challenges facing humanity today. With technological, environmental, medical, economic, and political factors, societies everywhere have difficult choices to make in the pursuit of creative solutions. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Project Figleaf awarded funding in AI partnership

Project Figleaf logo eaturing a megaphone with a figleaf coming out to suggest the amplification of this device online

Project Figleaf, co-led by Philosophy’s Jennifer Saul and the Stratford School’s Raymond Drainville, has been awarded funding in an international research partnership with artificial intelligence company Logically.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Celebrating our newest PhDs

PhD graduate at convocation

A doctoral degree is the ultimate culmination of hard work and dedication. After countless hours attending seminars and conducting research, TA'ing or teaching courses and preparing a dissertation, our doctoral students are becoming doctoral graduates.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

AMTD Post-Doctoral Fellow develops new research and tools to dismantle femmephobia

Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin

You might not have a name for it, but you’ve likely seen or experienced its impact. Femmephobia refers to the way society devalues and regulates femininity, or anything deemed feminine, whether expressed by women, nonbinary people or men. This insidious form of prejudice impacts everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation — but Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin aims to change all that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Longhouse Labs project awarded CFI-JELF

Sketch of longhouse on campus

Congratulations to Professor Logan MacDonald on being awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), for his Longhouse Labs project, which will foster innovative, interdisciplinary research opportunities that explicitly promote Indigenous leadership in studio arts practices and education.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Professor Randy Allen Harris named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Randy Allen Harris

Congratulations to Randy Allen Harris, professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, who has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Dr. Harris is part of a cohort of distinguished Canadians who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Remembering Grant Russell

Grant Russell

Grant Russell, retired Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Accounting and Finance passed away quietly surrounded by family on August 12th.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

SSHRC grants announced for Arts researchers

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada has just announced the latest round of grant recipients, including 15 Faculty of Arts researchers. Have a look at their project titles and you will see relevance and potential for positive social impacts. Congratulations to our scholars!

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