News archive - 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Calling all storytellers: great research matters

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its third annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.

Friday, December 5, 2014

First Person Scholar aims for critical play and better gaming

First Person Scholar team

“We’re all doing this because we like to play games,” says Emma Vossen, who together with Steve Wilcox are the driving force behind the website First Person Scholar. The site’s name points to FPS, a common acronym that denotes First Person Shooter video and online games, repurposed by the team of English graduate students to represent critical thinking in the industry.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arts Awards recognize achievements across the Faculty

close up of glass sculpture

In 2012 Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, began work on establishing a set of awards to recognize and celebrate outstanding accomplishments within all constituencies that make up the Faculty of Arts.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Arts and Business student leads social innovation project competing for Hult Prize

four students in t-shirts with baby steps logo

A UWaterloo startup team are on their way to winning a million-dollar prize, one step at a time with the support of the university community.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Women's studies: as crucial today as ever

Shannon Dea

By Shannon Dea, director of the Women's Studies program, Arts Teaching Fellow, and professor of Philosophy.

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