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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Political Science researcher says disinformation campaigns are not as threatening as you think

Alexander Lanoszka

When foreign powers try to interfere with the politics of another country by spreading strategic disinformation, there is no real effect on policies or the balance of power in the targeted country, according to research by Professor Alexander Lanoszka.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What every leader can learn from top NHL teams

hockey puck in goalie net

A new study from the Department of Psychology's industrial-organizational unit used data from five National Hockey League seasons to show that long-term success is largely determined by a team’s tendency to save their best players for situations in which these players would have the most impact.

Monday, March 25, 2019

What's your flood risk? Prof. Daniel Henstra offers policy tools to mitigate risk

spring flood plain

Flooding is Canada’s most common and costly natural hazard. A new policy brief co-authored by Professor Daniel Henstra of the Department of Politial Science offers a framework to help city officials protect their residents and mitigate flood risk.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Celebrating our Co-op Students of the Year

Krista Duncan

Congratulations to Krista Duncan, Speech Communication major and winner of one of Waterloo’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year awards. That's not all. Congratulations also go to Jenny Hoang, MAcc candidate, and Arts first Co-op Problem Award winner.

Friday, March 15, 2019

60 Arts graduate students hone analytic skills at inaugural MPS Policy Datafest

Datafest competitors in theatre

While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it. Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says economics professor Anindya Sen, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

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