News archive - March 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2020 Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat winners

Group picture of all Arts 3MT heat competitors

Graduate students from English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Theological Studies and Sociology convened Friday, March 6th for the annual Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat. Audience members learned about the engaging and illuminating graduate research happening in the Faculty of Arts firsthand from many of our impressive graduate students. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Turning data into meaningful policy ideas: MPS Policy Datafest 2020

five-member Datafest grad student team smile in group pose

The Master of Public Service (MPS) program hosted the second annual Policy Datafest last week with more than 70 graduate students digging into public datasets to extract meaningful narratives and recommend policies for positive change.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New tool helps game designers evaluate player experience

Close up of hands using game controller

A free tool that will enable game developers to accurately evaluate the experience of video game players has been launched by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The Player Experience Inventory (PXI) allows game designers to understand how choices like game rules or sound effects contribute to a player’s immersion in a game or curiosity in the story of a game.

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