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Thursday, September 29, 2016

More than buzz feed: New quiz helps students match interests and goals with Arts programs

Screen shot of quiz page with picture boxes showing digital media tools

Students in the Faculty of Arts have long benefited from digital tools in the classroom. And over the past ten years or so they’ve had a growing range of program and course options to develop their skills as digital makers and users.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Philosophy Prof. Heather Douglas tells CBC how public can push science innovation

Heather Douglas

Professor Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, told CBC radio's The 180 this weekend that gaps in public understanding or support of science and technology can  force the scientific community to be more rigorous and innovative. Read or hear the full story on CBC.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Psychology study on bullsh_t wins Ig Nobel prize at Harvard University

Gordon Pennycook

Congratulations to the team of doctoral graduates and professors from the Department of Psychology for winning the infamous Ig Nobel Peace Prize for their study published last year, “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.”

Monday, September 19, 2016

Prof. Robert Park discusses HMS Terror discovery

Robert Park with surveying instruments in high arctic

Anthropology professor Robert Park has spent years working with the Government of Nunavut investigating and documenting the Franklin Expedition sites on land in Canada's high arctic. Two years ago he played a key role in the historic discovery of one of Franklin's fated ships, the HMS Erebus. Last month, the second ship, the HMS Terror, was discovered.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Artists respond to the legacy of residential school

The Mohawk Institute in Brantford

The Mush Hole Project is an art and performance event at the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford

A former residential school for First Nations children in Brantford, Ont. — a site where children were physically, sexually and emotionally abused for more than 140 years — has become a space where artists will help visitors connect to the stories of pain,  trauma, survival and empowerment.

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