News archive - April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dr. Keith Hipel wins the Killam Prize for engineering

Keith Hipel

Renison friend and supporter Keith Hipel recently received the prestigious Killam Prize for his work in Engineering. The prizes, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, are awarded to scholars who have made significant contributions to their field.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection - edited by Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

Book cover in front of brick wall.

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection was just released by the University of Toronto Press. Edited in part by Renison Associate Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Andrea Daley, the collection seeks to broaden the understanding of violence and mental health.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dr. Doug Cowan Honoured with University of Waterloo Research Award

Doug Cowan at podium accepting award

Yesterday, on April 24, 2019, the annual Arts Awards for Service, Teaching and Research were presented to faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. This year, Renison’s own Dr. Doug Cowan was recognized with an Arts Award for Excellence in Research.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Study finds more than half of university students feel they need better basic skills to succeed – including those in Waterloo

After surveying over 2000 post-secondary students, researchers from four Canadian universities found that more than half of the students feel that they lack competence in the basic skills needed to succeed at university. Areas of perceived deficiency included writing, test taking, analysis, time and group management, research, presentation and numeracy skills.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Study Finds Celebrity Fat-Shaming Harmful to Overall Population’s Body Image

A newly published study from McGill University has found that celebrity fat shaming has a significant impact on the wider population’s view of weight. The study suggests that instances where a celebrity has been the subject of fat-shaming in the media, have far-reaching impact and negatively affect the way that women in the wider population view their own bodies, causing an increase in negative implicit bias against certain body types.

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