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Thursday, March 4, 2021

First Person Scholar spring updates: Special issue, streaming, and more

Updates from the First Person Scholar Editorial Staff:

It’s March, and that means spring is almost here! Though, for us in Ontario, it also means we’ll be experiencing “second winter” before summer mysteriously appears. And with a new season comes a new FPS update! We’re very excited to announce and highlight our newest and our upcoming projects geared towards expanding the Games Studies community into other spaces and/or conversations.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Caravella publishes chapter "Procedural Ethics and a Night in the Woods" in new collection

Dr. Elizabeth Caravella, GI member and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at York University, authored a chapter in the new edited collection “The Ethics of Playing, Researching, and Teaching Games in the Writing Classroom”.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Pallavi Sodhi presents "Inclusive Board Game Design" for grade 8 students in Toronto

Pallavi Sodhi, Research Intern for the Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology (CRIT) and Dr. Jason Lajoie, Research Associate for CRIT, gave a guest lecture about inclusive board game design for students at Branksome Hall in Toronto. Read a summary of the presentation on our blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pi and Power receives $100,000 from the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition

Pi and Power (Π ∩ ϟ) was awarded $100,000 from the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition to advance their research into medical devices/applications, neuroscience and bioinformatics. Π ∩ ϟ was founded by GI members Dr. Janelle Resch and Eric Ocelewski.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

GI Members collaborate to offer training for Research Assistants

Spearheaded by Drs Aynur Kadir and Shana MacDonald, Games Institute members from multiple disciplines have teamed up to offer a day-long training for incoming Research Assistants. The training will involve a series of sessions exploring interdisciplinary research topics, each led by a professor, graduate researcher, or GI alum.

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