News archive - October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Evan Risko, one of four UW professors awarded Canada Research Chairs

Evan Risko

Four professors from the University of Waterloo received new and renewed Canada Research Chair appointments announced today.  The researchers are from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Arts, and the appointments are worth $2.9 million in funding.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Waterloo researcher examines brain activity of horror movie fan

Professor James Danckert is preparing to study the brain activity

Ever wonder why some people can’t get enough of horror movies and others can’t get far enough away from them?

It turns out that the brain of a horror movie fan doesn’t react in the way one would expect when shown images of violence and gore, according to James Danckert, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Psychology.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Alumni Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance in a Doctoral Program is Dubravka Gavric

Dubravka Gavric

Receiving the Alumni Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance in a Doctoral Program is Dubravka Gavric, who achieved her PhD in Psychology. Gavric’s thesis was entitled “What is the Function of Post-Event Processing in Social Anxiety Disorder?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Academic career is memorable for UFV Young Distinguished Alumni winner Tanya Jonker

Tanya Jonker
Tanya Joker will never forget her years at the University of the Fraser Valley.
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