Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Kyle Rowe, GBDA '21 Selected as Valedictorian, Faculty of Arts

2021 Valedictorians

Graduating from university is a significant achievement. Culminating years of dedication and hard work, convocation is a time for celebration — looking back with pride and looking forward with hope.

This milestone is even more meaningful for Waterloo’s undergraduate valedictorians, who, for their social and academic contributions, have been chosen by their peers to represent them at their respective graduation ceremonies. Read about Kyle's Waterloo journey below.

Faculty of Arts Valedictorian

Friday, April 30, 2021

Stratford Professor among top 10 most cited scholars in Human Computer Interaction field

Lennart Nacke headshot

Lennart Nacke has been recognized for the "Most Influential Scholar Award" for his outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Human-Computer Interaction between 2011 and 2020 by Aminer.org.

Friday, March 19, 2021

What VR may add to a physical interaction

Person using VR headset and interacting with physical object like a tree, with screenshot of VR experience beside it.

Daniel Harley, professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and Games Institute faculty member, co-authored “Playing by Ear: Designing for the Physical in a Sound-Based Virtual Reality Narrative” with Aneesh P. Tarun, Bonnie J. Stinson, Tudor Tibu, and Ali Mazalek.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Stratford School hosts virtual event BLND focused on the intersection of design and business

Laptop screen showing speaker and interviewer at BLND.

This past weekend, over 100 industry professionals, students and speakers participated in BLND - the annual business and design conference hosted by the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Finding ways to stay connected and protected

Animated cyber heroes graphic

Supporting safer cybersecurity decisions and a privacy-conscious mindset for industry leaders and others grappling with pandemic stress

Thursday, December 17, 2020

2020 Looking Back, Moving Forward

2020 Wrapped

2020 was a year we will never forget. It was not the year we expected, but in true Warrior spirit, our students and the team at Stratford showed their resiliency, ambition, courage, creativity, and ability to shape the future and overcome many challenges. Here are a few of the highlights we are celebrating from this past year.

Student Highlights

ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

Monday, November 16, 2020

Stratford Researcher Receives $165,000 in Mitacs Accelerate Grants to Improve Accessibility and Business Outcomes Using Gameful Design

Lennart Nacke lecturing on game design

Lennart Nacke has partnered with Alpha Labs, Wiggles 3D, and MLD Solutions to help these companies tackle challenging problems they are facing. Mitacs Accelerate grants support collaborative research between faculty at academic institutions, non-academic partners, and research interns.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Students Challenged to Create Privacy Conscious Solutions for Connectivity in Online Design Jam

uXperience | Think Privacy Online Design Jam logo and sponsors

73 students created innovative solutions to a privacy design challenge at uXperience | Think Privacy – the annual fall design camp hosted by the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business – competing for more than $7,400 in prizes. Students were challenged to design a solution inspired by the increased need for virtual connection brought on by COVID-19.  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sim Purba, GBDA '20 Selected as Valedictorian, Faculty of Arts

Sim Purba looking at a camera in the Stratford School

Convocation is a time to celebrate a significant milestone. This year’s convocation celebrations may look a little different, but the role of the valedictorian remains the same — to represent the graduating class and address the students, families and supporters who will come together to recognize this important day. 

Valedictorians have been selected by their peers in recognition of their social and academic contributions to the Waterloo community. We are excited that Sim Purba, BGBDA '20 was selected for the Faculty of Arts.

Meet Sim Purba:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Stratford School partners with Rogers, NHL, Intel, Sportsnet and Concept for Hackathon

Sportsnet Hockey Hack Powered by Rogers 5G, a collaboration of Sportnset, NHL, intel, Concept, GEDI, Waterloo Stratford School

Students have a unique opportunity to spend a week in November, hacking hockey and innovating with 5G technology.