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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Persuasive games to change unhealthy habits

Rita Orji picture

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

CFI logo

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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Games Institute Exhibit at THEMUSEUM


The exhibit “INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games” launches at THEMUSEUM on Friday, January 26, 2018-Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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.