Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mara Gagiu wins Best Student Research Poster for "MMPX Style-Preserving Pixel Art Magnification" at Interactive 3D Graphics Symposium

Congratulations to Mara Gagiu for winning the Best Student Research Poster at the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games Online. Her poster entitled "MMPX Style-Preserving Pixel Art Magnification" presented her research about the MMPX algorithm with GI faculty member Dr.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dr. Luke Potwarka publishes "In search of Inspiration: Re-thinking the Potential for Demonstration Effects" with the Sports Information Resource Centre

Dr. Luke Potwarka, GI faculty member and Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure studies, published “In Search of Inspiration: Re-thinking the Potential for Demonstration Effects” with the Sports Information Resource Centre.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Dakota Pinheiro receives the Jack Gray Graduate Fellowship Award for academic excellence

Dakota Pinheiro, English PhD student researching 21st century American protest and crisis literatures, has been awarded the Jack Gray Graduate Fellowship Award from the Department of English Language and Literature. This scholarship is awarded once a year to a full-time graduate student based on academic excellence. Read about the award here.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Lillian A. Black receives the W.K. Thomas Award for academic excellence

Lillian A. Black, English PhD student researching queer feminist theory in media, has been awarded the W.K. Thomas Award from the Department of English Language and Literature.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Jenn Rickert receives the David Nimmo English Graduate Scholarship

Jenn Rickert, English PhD researcher and Community Experience Curator for the Games Institute, has been awarded the David Nimmo English Graduate Scholarship from the Department of English Language and Literature. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student based on academic excellence.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sabrina Sgandurra receives the Rhetoric Essay Prize for "Playing with the Virus: COVID-19 and 'Pandemic-Rhetoric' in Games"

Sabrina Alicia Sgandurra, PhD student and First Person Scholar Editor-in-Chief/Book Reviews Editor, has been awarded the Rhetoric Essay Prize for her essay entitled “Playing with The Virus: COVID-19 and ‘Pandemic-Rhetoric’ in Games” from the Department of English Language and Literature.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Jonathan Baltrusaitis receives the Lea Vogel-Nimmo English Graduate Professionalization Award

Jonathan Baltrusaitis, English PhD student and Instructor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, has been awarded the Lea Vogel-Nimmo English Graduate Professionalization Award from the Department of English Language and Literature. This award is given to a graduate student on the basis of academic excellence and merit of professionalization activities. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Toben Racicot receives the TA Award for Excellence in Teaching

Toben Racicot, English PhD student and GI Podcast co-host, has been awarded the TA Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of English Language and Literature. "Toben's work in English 109 and English 294 was exemplary.  Student assessment and feedback was excellent, especially in the areas of TA engagement and communication," notes the Adjudicator

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The HCI Games Group and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology create a visual storytelling experience

The HCI Games Group at the GI collaborated with researchers from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology to provide a visual storytelling experience that explores and explains how nanotechnology is used in our everyday lives, including an explanation of the covid vaccine.

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The project combines digital visual storytelling and game technology. Read more about it here.

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