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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Persuasive games to change unhealthy habits

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The GI’s own Rita Orji is making waves in the area of persuasive computer games, where she works as a computer science researcher. Orji investigates the various areas and components of personality types and how they are depicted in the literature, with the aim to create interactive persuasive computer games that are tailored to a person’s motivational style.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dr. Barnett-Cowan's Research Showcased at Ontario Science Centre

Biomechanics display

Biometrics: The Machine Inside exhibit, gives visitors at the Ontario Science Centre a hands-on look at the natural engineering that drives human and animal movement.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

GI Faculty Members Awarded CFI Grants

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Nineteen researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive a total of $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funds will provide researchers with the research infrastructure necessary to lead in their field.  

Among those awarded, Games Institute faculty members will receive a total of $165,000.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Betsy Brey, GI Member, Provides Research Necessary for ODScore's New Client Programs

Betsy Brey and ODScore supervisor

As a PhD candidate in the English department, and ongoing researcher at The Games Institute, Betsy Brey teamed up with ODScore to combine academia and industry to tackle employee engagement.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Games Institute Team to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs at WIMIn Event

conference participants

Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, and Innovators (WIMIn) held an ideathon from January 28-29th, 2017, to inspire University of Waterloo students, alumni, and faculty to collaborate in developing world-changing ideas that could lead to potential products, businesses, and a shift in mindset on pressing social issues.