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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Women in Ugandan refugee camp at increased risk of sexual violence, says Arts prof

Ugandan dirt field and huts in background

Women living in a refugee camp in Uganda are at an increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, early marriage and domestic abuse, says a University of Waterloo researcher.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sociology research on "summer setback" in demand as school year approaches

child writing with pencil

12 media interviews in one day and counting. Professor Janice Aurini is busy juggling media requests this week (and last) as back-to-school approaches. Parents, educators and journalists want to know what her research tells us about the school break phenomenon summer setback.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How an Arts student went from being homeless to winning a Trudeau scholarship

Jesse Thistle

When Jesse Thistle was battling addiction, he slept in shelters for homeless people, on friends’ couches and even the streets. At the time, he was angry at his parents for giving him up for adoption and confused about his aboriginal heritage.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sociology PhD thesis on Indigenous education draws media attention

archival image of residential school with totem poles in front of old building

Sociology doctorate Emily Milne (PhD '15) has received nationwide media coverage when research from her dissertation on family-school relationships among Indigenous peoples was recently published in two journals, including the Canadian Review of Sociology.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Arts student Mandy Bujold favoured for Olympic boxing medal

Mandy Bujold

UWaterloo proudly cheers for Liberal Arts student Mandy Bujold as she competes in Women’s Boxing for Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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