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Friday, May 8, 2020

Economics professors comment on post-pandemic road to recovery

Since the COVID-19 lockdown, the University of Waterloo has released a steady stream of media advisories with Waterloo experts on all aspects of the pandemic -- and many of these feature experts in the Faculty of Arts. Last week included a Q and A with Joel Blit on re-starting the economy, and this week includes a Q and A with Mikal Skuterud on labour data, CERB, and jobs.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Life in Italy during the lockdown

Piazza in Bologna, Italy with people in it before lockdown

As Italy plans to slowly ease the country’s seven-week lockdown, Arts alum Esmeralda da Conceicao shares her experiences of living in the northern city of Bologna before and during the pandemic. "I would like Canadians reading this story to feel solidarity by uniting as a community." 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Going virtual with remote PhD defences

laptop and desktop on desk

During this extraordinary time of physical distancing in our community, new measures have been established to shift academia to online delivery. One of the most important milestones for PhD students is their in-person dissertation defence, which represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to their research.

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.

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