News archive - July 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How citizens play a role in scientific progress

Heather Douglas

Professor Heather Douglas of the Department of Philosophy is in the midst of a busy summer of international conferences. As Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, she is dedicated to exploring and disseminating how scientific research is a vital part of democracy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Prof Paul Thagard explores gap between intention and action

Paul Thagard

Why do good intentions often fail?

New research from the University of Waterloo explains why our brains often fail to turn intention into action, and why this gap can be overcome.

Whether it’s turning down a plate of poutine or staying committed to a public vow to quit drinking, it’s not uncommon for want to defeat will.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Our distinguished teachers featured on homepage

anindya sen with students in background

In the past couple of weeks, two of the University's four 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award recipients - both from Arts - have been featured on the UWaterloo homepage.

Professor Anindya Sen (Economics) and Professor Christina Vester (Classical Studies) were each named Distinguished Teacher this spring. Here are their recent profiles, published in Waterloo Stories.

Teaching excellence:
the economics of government policy

Monday, July 7, 2014

Beth Coleman puts big data to work for smart cities and engaged citizens

beth coleman

Beth Coleman thinks the awesome power of big data should be used to create great cities - not just to get an upgrade on your morning latte for liking a coffee shop on Facebook.

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