News archive - July 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Automation will transform work in the post COVID-19 economy - but are we ready?

Machinery at a factory

Canada’s post COVID-19 economy will see more automation, particularly in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Economis professor Joel Blit used data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to analyze which industries are likely to undergo the greatest automation as the economy recovers from the pandemic.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Archives Unleashed Project scales up with Archive-It for better collection and analysis of digital history

computer servers

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1,084,087 grant to the University of Waterloo to support “Integrating Archives Unleashed Cloud with Archive-It” led by Ian Milligan, professor of History. Archives Unleashed Project’s analytical tools will be integrated with the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service providing an end-to-end process for collecting and studying archived web records and data.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Support our Arts 3MT competitors by voting for the People's Choice award

On March 6, 2020, Arts hosted its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) faculty-level heat and advanced Psychology PhD candidate Martin Turpin (first place winner and People's Choice winner) and Psychology master's student Sarena (second place winner) to the university-wide finals. While that university-wide final is now being held virtually, this doesn't mean our Arts graduate student competitors don't need your support. 

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