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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Your body image is impacted by those around you

man looking down set against drawing of a muscular set of arms

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Wisdom and emodiversity: new research favours Yoda over Spock

Yoda character from Star Wars movies

A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers in the Department of Psychology. In fact, Yoda from Star Wars offers a a perfect example of emodiversity and wisdom.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Waterloo Centre for German Studies announces inaugural book prize winner

logo for Waterloo Centre for German Studies

The winner of the inaugural Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) Book Prize has just been announced. Alice Weinreb of Loyola University Chicago is the winner for her book Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany, published by Oxford University Press.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ceremonial Fire Grounds offer a space for learning and reconciliation

people gathered around ceremonial fire with drummers and singers

On a wintery morning in late November, students, staff and faculty gathered around the Ceremonial Fire Grounds beside Laurel Creek for the opening of Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People. The sacred fire site now plays a vital part in the Bridge initiative - and offers many more opportunities for learning.

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.

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