Dr. John McLevey (co-investigator) has been awarded a new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant for the project "Making sense of climate action: Understanding social mobilization to curb anthropogenic climate change through advances in social network analysis" in the amount of $282,672.
Deanna Di Vito, third-year KI student, along with 50 other youth leaders (25 from the South, 25 from the North) participated in the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus in Iqaluit, Nunavut March 8-12 to learn more about Nunavut and to engage in round-tables with Northern youth on issues they face every day (e.g., food security, health care, climate change, access to education).
Allyson Stokes, Assistant Professor in Knowledge Integration, was quoted in an article in Glamour magazine about her research on workers in the arts and culture sector, examining how social inequalities connect to the development of creative economies. Her current project examines the experiences of filmmakers, fashion designers, and musicians in Austin, Texas.
Alexandra Olarnyk, BKI '15, Adam Thorsteinson, BKI '14, and Rebecca Mendes from Waterloo's GBDA program, recently worked on a very cool project.
They entered a package design competition and their design was chosen into the top 40 of the best works, after a jury analyzed over 700 entries from 46 countries. It was displayed in Prague at the CZECHDESIGN Gallery.
The challenge was to design a cardboard package that can be used again after its initial use.