News archive - October 2019

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.

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Working Centre's founders receive honorary doctorates

Joseph and Stephanie Mancini in front of The Working Centre

Stephanie and Joseph Mancini’s response to unemployment and poverty has enabled decades of community development and empowerment for people in downtown Kitchener. Recognized in 2014 with the Benemerenti Medal, a Papal honour, and in 2016 with the Order of Canada, the Mancini's will now receive the highest honour conferred by the University of Waterloo, honorary doctorates in recognition of their outstanding service to society, at the Faculty of Arts convocation ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Global Engagement Seminar students will tackle the future of nature

Dirt field of oil derriks

Now in its third year, the Global Engagement Seminar for senior undergraduates in Waterloo's six faculties and affiliated colleges will focus on the theme “The Future of Nature” this winter term, and will feature acclaimed climate photographer Edward Burtynsky as mentor.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How religious beliefs affect voting behavior in Canada

A person puts their vote in the ballot box

Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University of Waterloo. This religion effect on voting behaviour is one of the strongest sociodemographic effects on vote choice in Canada.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Performance anticipation can weaken your memory

A person gives a presentation in a workplace meeting

Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

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