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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

GI members Emily Shiu, Karthik Prasad, and team “Pragmatica” participate in the Velocity’s Concept Funding Grant Finals

The Velocity Concept Funding Grant Finals took place on July 14th, both virtually and in person at the Student Life Center. Out of 49 total applicants, 9 teams of students compete for four $5,000 funding awards for their innovative projects. While the competition finals are normally eight teams, this year the judges decided nine was necessary due to the high quality of the competitors.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

GI Faculty Member Dr. Lili Liu receives $2.1 million in funding from the Government of Canada

On June 29th, Member of Parliament Bill Blair presented Dean of Health Dr. Lili Liu and her team with $2.1 million dollars of funding over three years to support their project to enhance search and rescue capabilities for when people with dementia go missing.

The project titled “Managing Risks of Going Missing among Persons Living with Dementia by Building Capacities of SAR Personnel, First Responders and Communitieswill create dementia-friendly resources across six provinces and in collaboration with two indigenous communities, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and the Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

GI Faculty Member Shana Macdonald Interviewed by CTV about Rogers Nationwide Outage

Dr. Shana Macdonald (Communication Arts) was interviewed on July 11th about the massive Canada-wide Rogers outage that saw many Canadians without access to the internet, phone service, or even ATMs.

Monday, June 20, 2022

GI Faculty Members win SSHRC Insight funding totaling $949,813

University of Waterloo researchers have been awarded over $4.4 million in funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) this month.

Multiple Games Institute faculty members received SSHRC Insight funding to support their research totalling nearly a million dollars!  

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

GI Academic partner Darren Wershler interviewed by Sabrina Marandola for CBC Radio about teaching in Minecraft

Professor Darren Wershler spoke to Sabrina Marandola for CBC Radio on March 14th 2022, about teaching his class Video Games and/as Theory” at Concordia University within Minecraft during the pandemic.

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