Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Seamas Weech presents VR Cybersickness research at SIGGRAPH 2019

GI alum Séamas Weech, postdoc researcher in neuroscience and virtual reality, presented at SIGGRAPH 2019.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Gustavo presents player trait model at INTERACT, 2019

Dr. Gustavo F. Tondello, a PhD graduate and instructional support coordinator of Waterloo’s School of Computer Science, as well as co-founder of MotiviUX, presented a paper on the Five Factor Player Traits Model at INTERACT 2019, the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.

A story about the paper was also featured in Cheriton School of Computer Science News, here.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Multidisciplinary Writing Circle launch

Every Wednesday, the Games Institute hosts a multidisciplinary writing circle. September 11th marked the first installment of the event for the Fall term. This recurring event runs on a casual drop-in/drop-out basis for anyone interested, GI member or not.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tina Chan on CBC The National talking school-related stress

Tina Chan, Public Health and Health Systems MSc candidate, appeared on CBC The National on September 6th, speaking about school-related stress and mental health struggles. Chan is the creator of the Panic Anxiety & Stress Support kit (PASS kit), designed to assist students in managing stress and destigmatize stress-related mental illnesses.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lennart Nacke co-organizes the Fluxible Education Summit

Dr. Lennart Nacke, Associate Professor and Director of the HCI Games Group, alongside the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, is co-organizing the Fluxible Education Summit (click here for more information on the summit).

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Michael Barnett-Cowan talking VR in the Globe and Mail

Dr. Michael Barnett-Cowan, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Multisensory Brain and Cognition lab, discussed the progression of virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR) technology and their real world application in an article in the Globe and Mail.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Chris Lawrence published in Unwinnable discussing queerness in Mortal Kombat

Chris Lawrence, PhD candidate in English and Editor-in-Chief at First Person Scholar, published an article in Unwinnable about Mortal Kombat characters Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dr. Aynur Kadir joins the Games Institute

The Games Institute is thrilled to welcome a new faculty member to our community, Dr. Aynur Kadir. Dr. Kadir is an incoming Assistant Professor of Digital Media Arts in the department of Communication Arts with plans to advance her research in mobilizing the knowledge and cultures of Indigenous heritages through interactive and immersive technologies.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Prof. Steven Bednarski Receives SSHRC PG for Medieval History and Climate Change Project

Dr. Steven Bednarski, GI faculty member and Professor of Medieval History at St. Jerome’s University was recently awarded a multi-million-dollar grant to support an interdisciplinary project that illuminates the relationship between climate and culture in the late Middle Ages.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jennifer Whitson weighing in on FaceApp on CBC

Dr. Jennifer Whitson, GI faculty member, spoke to Ian Bickis, reporting for the Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on July 17 about the viral photo editor FaceApp and the growing concerns about its Terms of Use. Dr. Whitson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies, and also teaches at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

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