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Friday, June 28, 2019

GBDA Students win funding for social venture to reduce reliance on plastics

The winning team of students

A team of Global Business and Digital Arts students developed Virtuous Waste, an alternative to plastic packaging made of seaweed. Their winning solution at World Vision Social Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 in funding.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Professor Aimée Morrison named Trudeau Foundation Fellow

The Faculty of Arts is proud to share the news that Aimée Morrison, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, has been awarded one of five 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowships. Morrison is the second Trudeau Foundation Fellow from Waterloo Arts in the past four years —

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Why is Aimée Morrison in a movie talking about assholes?

Aimee Morrison

Who knew that a Waterloo Arts prof would co-star in a film on assholery with retired python John Cleese? “So far as I know, I’m not the titular asshole,” says Professor Aimée Morrison, who premiered on the big screen at this year’s Hot Docs festival—along with Cleese and other observers featured in the new documentary, Assholes: A Theory.

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.

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