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Monday, December 3, 2018

AI needs diverse human perspectives to work for everyone

three professors in chairs on stage at event

At a recent Faculty of Arts public panel at Kitchener Public Library, professors in economics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction discussed implications of artificial intelligence and how we can ensure its development and application responds to diverse human experience.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Canada Research Chair explores cultural revitalization in multilingualism

Professor Nicole Nolette

The Faculty of Arts newest Canada Research Chair, Professor Nicole Nolette, is an expert in minority languages and cultures whose research couldn't be more timely as the country becomes ever more multilingual and culturally diverse.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Telling the stories of children displaced by war

Polish boy sits sadly in ruins of Warsaw in 1939

Among the civilians directly impacted by war are the stories of 40,000 displaced children in Europe immediately following WWII — a topic History professor Lynne Taylor has researched for more than a decade.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Psychology's ITC Project finds Canadian smokers support bold strategies to end tobacco use

no smoking sign on city street

Responding to the federal government's commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the Department of Psychology's International Tobacco Control Project assessed levels support among Canadian smokers for endgame policies. The researchers found that most smokers in Canada support new and radical tobacco endgame strategies. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Researchers help to bridge the gap between psychology and gamification

a game controller

A multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.

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