Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Haptics Experience Lab is looking for a developer for the development of the Haptiverse research platform

The Haptics Experience Lab is seeking a full stack developer to rebuild the Haptiverse platform from scratch within a project timeline of 1.5 to 2 months. The developer should have experience with both front-end and back-end technologies, databases, DevOps skills, communication skills, and experience with support and maintenance. The developer will be provided design/assets and any support as needed. There’s a requirement document and a preliminary database architecture available.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

GI Member Toben Racicot Presents Everything Should Be Findable: Redesigning Loot in RPGs 

A promotional poster for Toben Racicot's lecture on "Everything Should be FIndable"

GI member and PhD candidate, Toben Racicot (English Language and Literature) braved the weather on January 25, 2023, to present a lecture on making loot in role-playing games (RPGs) more accessible and enjoyable.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

GI Faculty Member Will Zhao and GI Collaborator Evan Jones, Discuss the Impacts and Future of Artificial Intelligence

On January 24th, the Office of Research hosted “The AI Tsunami – Where will it take us?”, a panel discussion on the future and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Jobsite Brewing Co. in Stratford, Ontario. Dr. Will Zhao (Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business) and Evan Jones (GI Advisory Board Member) were among those speaking on the panel. 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Dr. Oliver Schneider is Seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for the Haptic Experience (HX) Lab!

The Haptic Experience (HX) Lab is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to assist with a variety of projects involving haptics, physical interactive technology, and human-computer interaction. There is a great deal of flexibility in the topic, as the post-doc will be able to manage existing projects while having the opportunity to further their own research agenda. There will be ample opportunity for student mentorship, grant writing, and lab management experience in addition to core research activities.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

GI Faculty Members Lili Liu and Ben Thompson Awarded Graham Seed Fund

Congratulations to Drs. Lili Liu (Dean of the Faculty of Health) and Ben Thompson (Optometry and Vision Science) who were awarded the Graham Seed Fund, launched by the Health Initiatives team at UW!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

GI Faculty Member Adan Jerreat-Poole Gives Virtual Talk to McMaster’s Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

A promotional poster for Dr. Adan Jerreat-Poole's talk on Glitch Feminism

On January 19th, 2023, Dr. Adan Jerreat-Poole (Communication Arts) was a speaker at the 6-part “DS Bytes: A Lunchtime Speaker Series” where they discussed Glitch Feminism, disability, and technology.  

Monday, January 16, 2023

The Games Institute secures $50,000 of funding for Esports Scholarship Program

A woman sits in front of a computer using a mouse and head set

The University of Waterloo Games Institute has secured $25,000 of funding per year over two years from the Ontario government to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the gaming and esports industries. The successful application was an interdisciplinary collaborative effort between the Games Institute (GI) and the faculties of Arts, Health, Math, Engineering, and Science.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Games Institute is Hiring an RA to work with our Anti-Racism, Decolonization, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ADE) Committee!

The Games Institute's ADE Committee is seeking a Research Assistant for the winter term to assist with our upcoming speaker series. Please see the details below and share widely.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Fifteen Funded Postdoctoral Opportunities Available at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo has announced the following 15 funded postdoctoral positions, including five specific positions for Black and Indigenous scholars.

Applications are open now to scholars from any discipline and are due December 1st. Applicants may choose from one of the three programs listed below.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dr. Emma Vossen interviewed about Gamergate and online harassment in Toxic Avenger Magazine

GI alumna, and current Research Communications Officer, Dr. Emma Vossen was recently interviewed by Toxic Avenger Magazine about her research on games culture and online harassment.

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