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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Anthropology research finds deforestation is changing animal communication

Howler Monkey in Costa Rican forest

Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study led by Laura Bolt, an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology. The research offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas, particularly areas changed by human activity.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Professor Geoffrey Fong awarded Canada’s highest honour for research impact in global tobacco control

Geoffrey Fong speaking

The research of Professor Geoffrey Fong affects populations and helps save lives worldwide. In recognition of his research leadership over 17 years, Professor Fong has been awarded the 2019 Medal of Honour by the Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada – the foremost Canadian health research award celebrating the best and brightest minds and discoveries in the Canadian life sciences sector

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Preserving Indigenous languages: Songs in the Key of Cree artists visit campus

Tomson Highway playing piano with Patricia Cano singing

Indigenous languages are critically endangered throughout the world. This is more than a loss of words: Indigenous languages embody sets of relationships and ways of being in the world that are powerful, transformative, and sometimes very funny. The Songs in the Key of Cree performance highlights the global importance of Indigenous languages.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Marginalia scholarship leads to discovery of Milton's relationship to Shakespeare

detail of Milton's notes in Romeo and Juliet of the First Folio

Serendipity and scholarly expertise came together this fall to solve a puzzle about two giants of the English literary canon. “It’s like if you discovered that Milton was a woman – it would be unavoidable to address that in future studies,” says Katherine Acheson, a professor of English who edited Early Modern English Marginalia, the collection that led to the discovery of how Milton met Shakespeare.

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Working Centre's founders receive honorary doctorates

Joseph and Stephanie Mancini in front of The Working Centre

Stephanie and Joseph Mancini’s response to unemployment and poverty has enabled decades of community development and empowerment for people in downtown Kitchener. Recognized in 2014 with the Benemerenti Medal, a Papal honour, and in 2016 with the Order of Canada, the Mancini's will now receive the highest honour conferred by the University of Waterloo, honorary doctorates in recognition of their outstanding service to society, at the Faculty of Arts convocation ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

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