News archive - September 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Celebrating two more Early Researcher Award holders in Arts

Fifteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive $2 million from the provincial government to advance Ontario’s knowledge-based economy -- including Allison Kelly, a professor of psychology, and Jessica Thompson, a professor of fine arts. The Early Researcher Awards program recognizes promising new researchers with $140,000 each to build a research team. Read about the research plans of professors Kelly and Thompson.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Giving back through teaching, advocacy, mental health support and collaboration

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Graduate school flies by in a flurry of seminars, dissertation chapters and conference papers. While it may feel fast-paced, that time frame is crucial for students to build up their curriculum vitae and gain skills and experience suitable for future academic or industry roles.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Graduate school kickoff

On Septemer 3rd, an exceptional new cohort of Faculty of Arts graduate students assembled for graduate orientation to kick start their graduate degrees. The buzz in the room was palpable—hard work, dedication, and chasing down professors for graduate school references had led to this point: the first day of graduate school.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Professor Siemerling named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Winfried Siemerling

The Faculty of Arts is proud to share that Professor Winfried Siemerling of the Department of English Language and Literature is among five University of Waterloo researchers who have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), just announced today.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Why narcissists aren't as smart as they think

Narcissists are less likely to use critical thinking processes that are important for solving problems and making sound decisions, new research from the University of Waterloo shows.

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