News archive - March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arts leads Distinguished Teacher Awards again

Christina Vester

Congratulations to Christina Vester of Classical Studies and Anindya Sen of Economics for each receiving a 2013-14 Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA), one of UWaterloo's highest honours for faculty members. As in many of the previous years in the life of this prestigious teaching award, Arts leads the DTAs again, winning two of the four awards presented University-wide. Here are the award citations from the Centre for Teaching Excellence:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Akash Kapoor honoured as Arts Co-op Student of the Year

Akash Kapoor

One co-op student from each of the University's six faculties received the 2013 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award. The honour is as a result of exemplary performance during a 2013 work term and other factors, including community involvement, contribution to co-op, and academic achievement. The Faculty of Arts recipient is:

Akash Kapoor (Accounting and Financial Management)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Solitary to Solidarity addresses mental health through story of Ashley Smith

poster for the play From Solitary to Solidarity

The Drama program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication does it all. From adapting Shakespeare for the digital age to staging difficult current issues, from studying technical theatre to performance theory: students develop intellectual, applied and creative capacity.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Political Science professor declares Crimean conflict ‘a dangerous game’

John Jaworsky

From UWaterloo Marketing and Strategic Communications

“I don’t think war in Ukraine is in the cards,” says John Jaworsky, an assistant professor of political science in the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Arts. “But this is a situation in which minor incidents could lead to an escalation of the conflict, even if no one initially planned to move toward a hot war. This is a dangerous game being played by the Russian military.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Liberal Studies alumnus going for Olympic gold again

still image from video profile of Greg Westlake

From UWaterloo Marketing and Strategic Communications

Greg Westlake has already experienced the glory of winning an Olympic gold and he wants nothing less when he leads Canada’s National sledge hockey team in Sochi.

“Anything less than a gold medal will be disappointing,” says Westlake, who won a gold at the Paralympic Games in Torino in 2006. “We have the talent and drive to win a gold medal, so I know in my heart that if we don't get that, then we probably under-performed.”

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