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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Three Minute Thesis success all around

student presenting to audience

The Faculty of Arts held our annual Three Minute Thesis heat late last week with 14 truly outstanding competitors. "The quality of this year's presentations has just blown me away!" tweeted Angela Rooke of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office, who was among the enthusiastic audience filling the room to over-capacity.

Monday, January 22, 2018

CIGI Graduate Fellows deliver policy recommendations to Global Affairs Canada

Balsillie School of International Affairs entrance

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) announced the release of Cracks in the Liberal International Order: 2018 Global Trends Report – a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Graduate Fellows anthology. The anthology is a compilation of policy briefs prepared by the BSIA masters and doctoral students for officials at Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Why we need to understand how the world hinged on Cuba in 1962

Fidal Castro with Jim Blight speaking to him

UWaterloo scholars challenge millennials to abolish nuclear weapons

In 1992, on the 30th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians Jim Blight and janet Lang organized a remarkable meeting in Havana between Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara, and former aides of Nikita Khrushchev.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Anthropology adjunct professor among new Order of Canada appointees

men being filmed by camera man on arctic tundra

Three people with strong links to the University of Waterloo were among the newest appointees to the Order of Canada, including Douglas Stenton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the 125 appointees on December 29.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Professor Jay Dolmage discusses his new book, Academic Ableism

book cover detailing the word Ableism

In his new book Academic Ableism Professor Jay Dolmage (English Language and Literature) notes the progress higher education has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. But the book also offers critique after critique of the way colleges [and universities] have ignored or responded inadequately to the needs of many students and professors. Here is an excerpt of a recent Inside Higher Ed interview with Prof. Dolmage.

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