News archive - December 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Canada Research Chairs will advance equity and justice in two key areas of Canadian society

Logan MacDonal and Alana Cattapan

The Government of Canada has just announced the newest group of Canada Research Chairs (CRC), including two from Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts. Alana Cattapan, a professor in Political Science, is a tier two CRC in The Politics of Reproduction. Logan MacDonald, a professor in Fine Arts, is a tier two CRC in Indigenous Art. Congratulations to both outstanding scholars on their distinguished career achievement!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Interdisciplinary experts develop solutions to improve Canada's COVID Alert app

computer screens and COVID-19 virus

Organized by the Master of Public Service Policy & Data Lab and GEDI and sponsored by the Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute, last week's Data and Privacy During a Global Pandemic conference brought together experts from the social and physical sciences, computer science, engineering, and statistics, including president-designate for the University of Waterloo, Dr. Vivek Goel.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Q and A with Dr. Christopher Taylor, Black Equity Strategist and Anti-Racism Advisor

Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor (Department of History) was appointed Black Equity Strategist and Anti-Racism Advisor in the Faculty of Arts by Dean Sheila Ager this fall. The position was established in response to urgent calls for the University and the Faculty to take action against racism, and particularly in this context, anti-Black racism. Dr. Taylor participated in this Q and A to speak about his new role.

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