Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prof. Danisch podcasts 70+ micro lessons on effective communication practices

Robert Danisch speaking to student with audio recording equipment

Communication is about making meaning, says Professor Robert Danisch, department chair of Communication Arts. “You make meaning by producing effects on others. So, it’s about how to produce the right kinds of effects to convey your message or ideas.” In fact, he's making effects on students of communication in the classroom and beyond with a toolbox of learning resources, including his podcast series, Now We’re Talking.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Virtually New Stage of Life: A Theatre Student Returns from Prague

Jessica Bertrand looking through VR goggles

By Jess Bertrand, Theatre and Performance Major at the University of Waterloo (UW)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Researchers create a tool to determine the games and user experiences individuals will like

Group of people sitting on stairs

Researchers create a tool to determine the games and user experiences individuals will like

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.  

Monday, August 26, 2019

Professor Henry Svec awarded SSHRC grant

Congratulations to Professor Henry Svec who was awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant of $50, 698 for a research project entitled "Entangling the Media History Archive: String Figures as Imaginary Media." 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tim Paci Wins 2018 Outstanding Performance Award

Celebrate the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award recipients

"I am very pleased to announce the award recipients for 2018, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo," writes Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Virtually New Stage of Life: One Theatre student's trip abroad to Prague

Jessica Bertrand outside in a stand of trees with VR goggles

What makes a performance and design compelling? In recent years there has been an exploratory focus on the opportunities virtual and mixed realities present to the entertainment world, and theatre is no exception.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Speech Communication Major, Stavros Stavroulias is Valedictorian for June 2019 Convocation!

Congratulations Stavros!

We are pleased to announce that Stavros Stavroulias has been chosen to represent the Faculty of Arts 2019 graduating class as its valedictorians at the afternoon convocation ceremony on June 12, 2019.  
 
Stavros was selected from a group of nineteen nominees, following a presentation of his speech on Thursday, March 21, to a committee made up of Faculty of Arts students and faculty.
 
Stavros is completing a Bachelor of Arts joint honours degree in Speech Communication and Medieval Studies.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Andy Houston - Winner of the Distinguished Teacher Award for 2019

We are proud to announce that Professor Andy Houston of the Communication Arts department has won the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award! The award will be presented at June Convocation.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Speech Communication Student Krista Duncan: Arts Co-op Student of the Year!

Krista Duncan Student

Speech Communication Student Krista Duncan: Arts Co-op Student of the Year

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.