Games Institute Open House

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Come and discover the interactive and immersive technologies research conducted in the Games Institute's collaborative interdisciplinary environment!

Anyone interested in the research happening at the Games Institute (GI) is more than welcome to come and explore our space during the Open House. We especially encourage anyone considering or currently pursuing graduate school or a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo to come and learn about the work conducted at the GI over the past ten years.

The GI is a 9000-square-foot interdisciplinary research center with multiple interdisciplinary lab spaces, a maker space with two 3D printers, a 30-person presentation space, and a large collaboration area. All these areas will be open during the open house and filled with the GI's Faculty and graduate members and their projects. The GI is led by Executive Director Dr. Neil Randall (Faculty of Arts) and Associate Director Mark Hancock (Engineering) and has members from every faculty and most departments on campus.

The open house will highlight a considerable array of research projects, including but not limited to:

  • Multiple Virtual Reality Experiences (with demos!)
  • Restorative justice and technology
  • Games and interactive technologies for health
  • Feminist archiving and social media activism
  • Human Computer Interaction research
  • Table-top role playings games
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Studies close readings and analysis
  • Games for Change
  • Publication opportunities through our Palgrave Games and Context book series and games studies publication First Person Scholar
  • Partnerships and projects with Indigenous populations
  • Haptics Computing research and tools
  • Gamification
  • Social Media and disinformation
  • And much, much, more!

a poster featuring a controller, VR headset, and mobile phone