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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Taylor Legere, Arts Co-op Student of the Year (2019)

Taylor Legere in a natural area

Congratulations to Arts and Business student Taylor Legere for being selected Co-op Student of the Year (Arts). For her eight-month Winter/Spring 2019 work term, Taylor served as an Operations Coordinator at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation in UWaterloo’s Faculty of Environment.

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, 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.

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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