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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.

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. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Balsillie School of International Affairs turns 10

Balsillie School of International Affairs entrance

Happy 10th anniversary to the Balsillie School, the site of our unique three-institution partnership advancing global governance and providing unparalleled opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and policy practitioners. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

What's the problem? Prof. Larry Smith wants you to find out

Larry Smith lecturing

Economics Professor Larry Smith says it’s a problem that’s endemic around the world: the failure of entrepreneurs to identify important problems.

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