News archive - 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spaun offers a rare window into the workings of the human brain

The world’s largest working brain model helps show how brains break, and how we can fix them. The brain is an amazing and complex thing, according to Waterloo professor Chris Eliasmith. He should know. He’s building one.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Waterloo Researchers Build Giant Brain

A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain. It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Teaching Undergraduates to Examine the Science-Society Interface

This Winter 2013 term, the Department of Philosophy offers undergraduates across campus a special topics course on Science in Society (Philosophy 271). Taught by Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, Dr. Heather Douglas, the course gives students from all backgrounds the opportunity to examine the powerful role of science and scientists in society today.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DeVidi named first SWEC Equity Fellow

Professor David DeVidi will be the first recipient of the Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC)  Equity and Inclusivity Award announced Friday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teaching Fellows

From the Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, September 10, 2012:

On behalf of the Teaching Fellows nominating committee for Arts, I’m very happy to announce the selection of the Faculty of Arts’ first Teaching Fellows:

Shannon Dea, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
James Skidmore, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

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