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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Political Science researcher says disinformation campaigns are not as threatening as you think

Alexander Lanoszka

When foreign powers try to interfere with the politics of another country by spreading strategic disinformation, there is no real effect on policies or the balance of power in the targeted country, according to research by Professor Alexander Lanoszka.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Philosophy professor David DeVidi named Associate Vice-President, Academic

David Devidi

"I am delighted to announce that Professor David DeVidi has been appointed Associate Vice-President Academic for a five year term commencing July 1, 2019," wrote Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush in a memo circulated to Executive Council and all academic chairs and directors last Wednesday.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Articulating employability skills should be part of university course curriculum

To help students become employed, universities need to teach students to first recognize and then articulate their employability skills as a routine part of their courses, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Why is Aimée Morrison in a movie talking about assholes?

Aimee Morrison

Who knew that a Waterloo Arts prof would co-star in a film on assholery with retired python John Cleese? “So far as I know, I’m not the titular asshole,” says Professor Aimée Morrison, who premiered on the big screen at this year’s Hot Docs festival—along with Cleese and other observers featured in the new documentary, Assholes: A Theory.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Arts celebrates 10 new Arts Award recipients, and more

the winners of the 2019 Arts awards

Last week the Faculty of Arts held the seventh annual Celebration of Arts, featuring the presentation of 10 new Arts Awards for excellence in service, teaching, and research, and recognizing many other accomplishments of the past year - from research grants to teaching awards to honours and prizes. See the photos from this spring fete! 

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