The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
George Ross, BA (Hons.) (Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University) and MA (Applied Language Studies, Carleton University) specializes in simulations, organizational rhetoric, and narrative modeling. He is a dedicated player and modder of aviation and military sims, strategies and management games, and an advocate for virtual organizations and remix cultures (in games and other media). His previous research includes work in business and medical communication, technical and military discourse, critical media analysis, cross-cultural semantics, ethnographies of online communities, gaming history, writing pedagogy, and traditional linguistics (particularly minimalist syntax and morphology). He also teaches business writing and presentation skills elsewhere at UW, helps manage a virtual airline, and volunteers as tech and programming support for fan video showcases at conventions across Canada and the US.