Friday, March 8, 2019

2019 Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat winners

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On Friday, March 1st, graduate students from Accounting, Anthropology, English, French, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies convened for the annual Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat. All the 3MT competitors enriched audience members with thoughtful, engaging presentations. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Green spaces can help you trust strangers

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Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The new Gender and Social Justice program is one for our time

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Here at Waterloo, students don’t just want to learn about social issues, they want to take action; enter the 2019 launch of a new interdisciplinary program for our time.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Home insurance buyers lack access to public flood data

Calculator with bills

Canadian homeowners do not have the information they need to know if they should buy flood insurance leaving them exposed to significant financial risk.

A recent study from the University of Waterloo found flood mapping information in Canada was inadequate, incomplete, hard to locate and varied widely from province-to-province.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Communication Arts professor advocates for being colour wise, not colour blind

two hands of black man and woman touching

People have been taught to believe that being “blind” to skin colour is a positive way to approach anti-racism, but according to Professor Vershawn Young this major misconception leaves marginalized races and cultures unseen.

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.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Arts alumni named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

This year, 11 of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list — including three students who majored or minored in Arts.

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