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Aug. 3, 2017 Persuasive computer games to change unhealthy habits Rita Orji image

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.

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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.