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.
Emma Vossen, alum of the Games Institute and former Editor in Chief of First Person Scholar, ran the Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFiG) conference in Vancouver on October 25, 26, and 27, 2018. Vossen also presented a talk about teaching games related classes.
Vossen is presently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at York University where she helps to run the ReFiG network and all its associated projects. ReFiG aims to promote diversity and equity in the games industry and culture by intervening in games culture, the games industry, informal learning environments, and formal education.