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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ashley Mehlenbacher in Art News

GI faculty member, Dr. Ashley Mehlenbacher, was recently published in “Waterloo Stories”, an online publication run by the Faculty of Arts. Dr.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mark Hancock hosts SWaGUR "GUR-Course"

From June 24-28, our Associate Director, Mark Hancock, hosted SWaGUR students from Saskatchewan and Waterloo for a Game User Research Course—shortened to “gur-course”.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Games Institute joined Instagram!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kristina Llewellyn and Jim Wallace become faculty advocates for HeForShe

GI faculty members Drs. Kristina Llewellyn and Jim Wallace have been selected to be amongst the 10 HeForShe faculty advocates for 2019-2020.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Critical Media Lab leads Tech for Good Ethos Studio at True North 2019

Games Institute member Jason Lajoie, English PhD student and researcher at the Critical Media Lab, co-hosted the Tech for Good Ethos Studio with Dr. Marcel O'Gorman, director of the Critical Media Lab, at True North, 2019.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Neil Randall on a panel discussing Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Neil Randall, GI Executive Director and Chair of the Ethics, Technology and Social Impact (ETSI) Council, is a panelist for the upcoming event "Wo(man) and machine - who makes the decisions and why?". Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) is running this panel event to bring together perspectives on ethics and artificial intelligence. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Lindsay Meaning presents Tolkien research at the Popular Culture Association (PCA) Conference

Lindsay Meaning, English PhD student studying game adaptations of literary texts and settler colonialism and imperial ideologies in single player Role-Playing Games (RPGs), presented at the Popular Culture Association (PCA) 2019 National Conference, April 17-20.

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