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Monday, July 6, 2020

The Games Institute Celebrates FDA Approving The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD

For the first time, US doctors can prescribe a video game. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved EndeavorRX as an effective treatment for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD

– quoted from "The FDA Just Approved The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD" by David Nield in Science Alert.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Watch the YouTube Video of GEDI's panel event with 6 GI Members "The Post-COVID-19 Reboot: Our virtual future"

Missed the event from Thursday, June 25? Watch it now on YouTube. Drs. Aynur Kadir, Jennifer Boger, Jim Wallace, and Michael Barnett-Cowan of the Games Institute, Scotiabank's Andrea Kerswill, and Glove System's Ray Simonson talk about what we have seen so far about our attempt to capitalize on virtual technology to manage through the crisis, the pros and cons of virtual connectivity, what weaknesses of virtual reality have been exposed, and how to reinvent the future.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Panel featuring six GI members: "Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future"

Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation (GEDI) presents the culmination of their 6-part event series, Post-COVID-19 Reboot...

"Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future" will take place June 25, 2020, at 1pm, featuring a fully-packed GI member panel. Dr. Neil Randall, Games Institute Executive Director and Chair of the Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology, moderates the event.

Expert panelists include:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Read about player perceptions of personal space on large, multi-touch displays

This week, our Research Spotlight blog features work by Rina Wehbe, PhD student from the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and collaborators Terence Dickson, Anastasia Kuzminykh, Lennart E. Nacke, and Edward Lank. Originally published for the CHI 2020 proceedings, this work looks at player perceptions of personal space on large, multi-touch displays.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pam Schmidt receives the English Co-op Report Award in recognition for her work at the Games Institute

Grace, Marisa, Krystyna, Pam

Pamela Maria Schmidt, currently Research Projects Facilitator at the Games Institute, received the English Co-op Report Award in recognition of her significant contribution to our community during her co-op terms.

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