News archive - October 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Social innovator receives honorary degree at Arts convocation

Elizabeth Bloomfield

Elizabeth Bloomfield received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the Faculty of Arts convocation ceremonies on Saturday, October 25.

A social innovator and community builder, her work has enabled people with developmental disabilities to lead, as she says, “good, whole lives in the community.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arts & Business / Fine Arts student's project builds community

oile of coloured button that say "you are my...." followed by blank space to fill

Telling someone what they mean to you can be so powerful. A Fine Arts student decided to turn a class project into wearable art and a community-building initiative.

Alyana Versolatto is a third-year student in Arts and Business with a major in Fine Arts, and a specialization in Digital Arts Communication.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Professor Whitney Lackenbauer named honorary Lieutenant Colonel

Whitney Lackenbauer receiving his honorary role

At a ceremony in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on September 29, Professor Whitney Lackenbauer, chair of the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University, was appointed the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. This is the largest military unit in Canada, comprising 1850 Canadian Rangers and 1600 Junior Canadian Rangers in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as Atlin, British Columbia.

Friday, October 3, 2014

GBDA student connects students to employers through startup

Melissa Morgan writing on whiteboard

A Waterloo student has founded a company that is tackling every job-seekers Catch-22: employers want experience but you need a job first to get that experience.

Melissa Morgan, a Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) student co-founded uIntuition as a way for post-secondary students to build a portfolio, network and generate income while employers get professional work for a competitive price.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Media tidal wave response to profs' posts on sexist babywear

two baby suits show sexist messages about boys' and girls' roles

This week professors Christine Logel (Psychology, Renison University College) and Aimée Morrison (English Language and Literature) appeared on TV and radio stations across Canada discussing the marketing of sexist baby pyjamas.

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