December 2022

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PhD Student Sid Heeg speaks at GI about refuting misinformation around farming on social media

On October 19th, 2022, PhD student Sid Heeg (School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development) presented “Reap What You Sow: Refuting Misinformation about Farming and Farm Practices.” The talk was an overview of Heeg’s dissertation research focusing on the misinformation that circulates on social media about farmers and farming, including the effects and harms this misinformation has on the farmers themselves.

GI Members take part in Dibaajimowin exhibition at Waterloo Region Museum

On September 27th, the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum unveiled a new exhibit to the publicDibaajimowin | Stories From this Land.” The exhibit was assembled by Anishinaabe curator Emma Rain Smith, an MA student from Waterloo. The exhibit highlights Indigenous contributions to the region’s history with an emphasis on Urban Indigeneity. GI members Dr. Aynur Kadir (University of British Columbia) and PhD student Sid Heeg (Environment, Enterprise, and Development) took part in the design, curation, and research associated with the exhibition. The entire project is the result of the collaborative work between researchers, activists, and community members from the region, including the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University. 

GI Faculty and Alum Discuss Issues in Games and Education

A Panel Discussion on Games and Education

Several GI faculty members were brought together on November 22nd to discuss the intersection between education and games in a panel moderated by Research Communications Officer Dr. Emma Vosssen.

Drs. Kristina Llewellyn (Social Development Studies), Jennifer Whitson (Sociology and Legal Studies), and Steve Wilcox (University of Wilfrid Laurier, GI and English Language and Literature Alum) explored topics such as:

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