News archive - 2019

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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