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.