News archive - 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Digital storytelling for truth and reconciliation

Heather George speaking with child on her lap

Students in a fall 2019 Digital Arts Communication course on digital storytelling produced three beautiful and compelling short documentaries around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation on Turtle Island.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2018 WCGS Book Prize winner announced

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Book Prize: Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965, written by Michael O'Sullivan.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Professor Geoffrey Fong awarded Canada’s highest honour for research impact in global tobacco control

Geoffrey Fong speaking

The research of Professor Geoffrey Fong affects populations and helps save lives worldwide. In recognition of his research leadership over 17 years, Professor Fong has been awarded the 2019 Medal of Honour by the Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada – the foremost Canadian health research award celebrating the best and brightest minds and discoveries in the Canadian life sciences sector

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Preserving Indigenous languages: Songs in the Key of Cree artists visit campus

Tomson Highway playing piano with Patricia Cano singing

Indigenous languages are critically endangered throughout the world. This is more than a loss of words: Indigenous languages embody sets of relationships and ways of being in the world that are powerful, transformative, and sometimes very funny. The Songs in the Key of Cree performance highlights the global importance of Indigenous languages.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Marginalia scholarship leads to discovery of Milton's relationship to Shakespeare

detail of Milton's notes in Romeo and Juliet of the First Folio

Serendipity and scholarly expertise came together this fall to solve a puzzle about two giants of the English literary canon. “It’s like if you discovered that Milton was a woman – it would be unavoidable to address that in future studies,” says Katherine Acheson, a professor of English who edited Early Modern English Marginalia, the collection that led to the discovery of how Milton met Shakespeare.

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