At its meeting Wednesday June 24, 2105, the Board of Governors of Renison University College discussed the action taken by the University of Waterloo to withdraw from partnership in the work of the Confucius Institute (CI). Since 2008, the CI has functioned on campus through a partnership of Nanjing University, the University of Waterloo, and Renison University College.
As many of you know, construction for the light rail transit project (known as ION) is starting to affect travel around the University of Waterloo and Renison, and will be ongoing for approximately two weeks. In light of this, and in particular over the next week for convocation, UWaterloo has created a dedicated page for updates on travel disruption caused due to ION construction.
A study by Professor Sharon Roberts was featured in a story in UWaterloo's Imprint. The article examines the similarities between stigma faced by members of LGBTQ and "furry" communities. As with homosexuality, people have tried to “fix” or “change” furries.
An article in the Waterloo Region Record features Professor Kristina Llewellyn's insights on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report released last week. The TRC filed its closing report in Ottawa after eight years documenting the tragic history of residential schools in Canada.
Professor Roberts presented several papers on identity related to two separate projects at the 22nd annual Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF) conference. Her first topic was Stigmatized Identity: The Functions of the Furry Fandom for Identity Resolution.