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Friday, October 21, 2016

Convocation honours diverse and distinguished achievements

Cindy Blackstock on stage speaking

Tomorrow, 618 students from the Faculty of Arts will cross the stage to receive their degrees and distinguished alumni return to campus for special awards. Cindy Blackstock will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws and address Convocation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Convocation: Psychology PhD graduate gained global attention

Gordon Pennycook

Gord Pennycook published research on everything from BS to how smartphone use is linked to lazy thinking. Now he’s on a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.

Pennycook is a psychology expert on how humans think, reason and make decisions. His passion for cognitive science may well be connected to his own extraordinary ability to think fast.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Associate Dean Katherine Acheson on Lemonade as A+ essay

Katherien Acheson between library stacks

The Globe and Mail reports on essay writing skills with comments by Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Katherine Acheson:

Even in an age of quick-bite digital communication, writing skills are key because they can be transferred to any number of other forms, including a song, a sales pitch, or even a profile on a dating site.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Master of Public Service co-op student works on Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles with student Zuhair Zaidi

Zuhair Zaidi, a student in the Master of Public Service program at Waterloo, has been interested in Canadian politics since the age of 15. Thanks to Waterloo’s flexibility in allowing students to arrange their own jobs, Zaidi landed a co-op work term in the House of Commons this past spring.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Psychology doctoral candidates win Vanier Scholarships

Harrison Oakes

The social and clinical psychology areas of the Department of Psychology have much to be proud of - and this week that includes the announcement of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for 2016. Two PhD students are among the recipients.

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