News archive - June 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

GBDA Students win funding for social venture to reduce reliance on plastics

The winning team of students

A team of Global Business and Digital Arts students developed Virtuous Waste, an alternative to plastic packaging made of seaweed. Their winning solution at World Vision Social Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 in funding.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dean Doug Peers honoured with fond send-off and send-up

Doug hold up the quilt made from Arts t-shirts

Our adroit and long-suffering Dean of Arts for the past eight years received a suitably irreverent and sincerely appreciative send-off celebration. Arts and University members gathered in the Hagey Hall Hub to share memories, razzing, accolades and plenty of shared laughs honouring Dean Peers’ singular style as a senior administrator and leader.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The fine art of convocation — three times on one sunny day

Two graduates pose for a photo wearing their full academic regalia

On Wednesday, June 12 — a perfectly clear and warm day — 1,085 undergraduates, 165 Master's, and 23 PhD candidates received their degrees over the course of three Faculty of Arts convocation ceremonies.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Watch professor Sarah Tolmie's reading for the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

Sarah Tolmie reads at the Griffin Poetry Prize event

English professor Sarah Tolmie recently shared work from her collection, The Art of Dying, at the renowned Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Arts researchers and alumni talk urbanization in Waterloo Magazine

Cover illustration showing video game style cities

Are skyscrapers making us sick, and how can municipalities engage their citizens in smart city initiatives? Check out stories featuring Arts researchers and alumni in the new issue of Waterloo Magazine.

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