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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Student’s social venture empowers everyone to reduce waste

Dillon Mendes and Sam Demma build a tall pile of garbage bags

Part environmental movement, part budding social enterprise, PickWaste works to raise awareness about environmental issues and empower people to take action.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Psychology's ITC Project finds Canadian smokers support bold strategies to end tobacco use

no smoking sign on city street

Responding to the federal government's commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the Department of Psychology's International Tobacco Control Project assessed levels support among Canadian smokers for endgame policies. The researchers found that most smokers in Canada support new and radical tobacco endgame strategies. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Anti-smoking measures saved 22 million lives in past decade

Geoff Fong

Award-winning Waterloo psychology professor leads the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Social and Political Implications of AI: Global Engagement seminar calls for applications

group of students and others associated with Global Engagement program

We have seen exponential growth in the automation of jobs, from the manufacturing to the service sector, and the consequent transformations of our everyday lives, including the displacement of human labour. We are also witness to new cultural forms ranging from gaming devices to companion robots. It's clear then that the socio-cultural and political impacts of such trends deserve our attention -- as students, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners.

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