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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dr. Emma Vossen interviewed about Gamergate and online harassment in Toxic Avenger Magazine

GI alumna, and current Research Communications Officer, Dr. Emma Vossen was recently interviewed by Toxic Avenger Magazine about her research on games culture and online harassment.

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.

Monday, May 30, 2022

GI PhD student Sid Heeg presents research to UW Staff Association

Games Institute PhD student and Research Communications Writer Sid Heeg (Environment) delivered a guest talk to the UW Staff Association about COVID-19 misinformation on May 12th, 2022.

Heeg’s talk Malicious Messaging: How Misinformation Operates Online covered how misinformation forms, how it differs from disinformation and how it appears online using examples from real COVID-19 misinformation that has been spread on social media.

They argued that the “COVID-19 Pandemic has made it clear that we are living in a time of rapid misinformation and distrust in public and government institutions.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Games Institute Researcher Dr. John Muñoz to present “How NASA Has Translated Aerospace Research into Biofeedback Game Experiences” at the Game Developers Conference with collaborator and NASA Researcher Dr. Alan Pope

Games Institute postdoctoral fellow Dr. John Muñoz and NASA Distinguished Research Associate Dr. Alan Pope are presenting their research on biofeedback and games at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 21st.

Monday, March 7, 2022

University of Waterloo Announces Esports Collaboration with The University of Warwick in The UK

Games Institute Executive Director Neil Randall and other representatives from The University of Waterloo are working together on a trans-Atlantic collaboration with The University of Warwick, focusing on collegiate esports.

Members of the two schools have been meeting to share their experiences and discuss ways that they can help each other innovate and grow their esports programs.

UW Professor Ian Rowlands, Associate Vice-President, International, explains,

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