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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Reflections of a year of COVID-19 on social sciences research

Sue Horton

Professor Sue Horton participates in the second event in the virtual three-part series A Year of COVID-19, an online panel presentation. Register at this link.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Roy Brouwer wins Arts Award for Excellence in Research

Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer is one of four recipients of the 2021 Arts Award for Excellence in Research. Started in 2012, these awards recognize exceptional contributions made by faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Professor Corey Van de Waal publishes new book

Image of Corey Van de Waal and the book cover of economics and the sports industry

Corey Van de Waal is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Economics. After developing and teaching ECON 254: The Economics of Sport for the past eight years, he's ventured in the publishing world with the release of Economics and the Sports Industry. It is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Here is a short Q & A with Corey about the book.


Can you provide a bit of background about yourself and the areas of economics you focus on?

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Job Posting: CRC Tier II in Indigenous Studies, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking to fill a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) and tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated (flexible) start date of January 2022. The applicant will be an exceptional Indigenous scholar who has a demonstrated commitment to engaging both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members in teaching and research activities and whose work will contribute to one or more of our academic units.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Reopen Ontario's schools to save lives. Professor Mikko Packalen looks at the negative effects of closing schools.

Child sits on bench outside schoolyard.

Read Professor Mikko Packalen's column on school closures in the Toronto Sun.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hubris about testing undermines our COVID response. Professor Mikko Packalen explains.

Test tubes for nasal swabs

 Professor Mikko Packalen outlines why we must be cautious about our expectations of testing in this op-ed for the Financial Post.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Professor Sue Horton named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Sue Horton

A huge congratulations to Sue Horton (cross appointed with AHS) for being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is an amazing accomplishment! See the full article on the Office of Research website

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Are married immigrant women secondary workers? Professor Ana Ferrer dives into this topic

Professor Ana Ferrer has published an article in the IZA World of Labour. Check out the post titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?" at this website: https://wol.iza.org/articles/are-married-immigrant-women-secondary-workers

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alumna Jue Zhang (PhD '17) co-authors COVID paper

Man on stairs

Economics Alumna Jue Zhang (PhD '17) has co-authored a COVID paper titled, "Transitions into and out of employment by immigrants during the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery" that was posted by Stats Canada today. The  paper examines how immigrants vs Canadian born workers have been affected by the labour market changes. It is a great accomplishment to be featured on such a high profile platform. Congratulations, Jue!

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