The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
John Harris successfully defended his Computer Science PhD thesis on April 30th, 2019 - the Games Institute would like to extend a loud and proud congratulations to Dr. Harris!
Dr. Harris has been a member of the Games Institute since Fall term 2013, studying asymmetric games as a means of promoting inclusiveness and getting more kinds of people playing together. Check out the YouTube video below to see Dr. Harris present a summative discussion of his PhD research:
Dr. Harris has been an important part of the Games Institute community throughout his time here; he is a member of the UW Touchlab (led by Director Mark Hancock) and the founder of the GI Game Jam. We are very excited to see what's next for Dr. Harris as he develops his venture, The Playful Pixel.