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For many students, a term project can evoke a lot of emotions, such as excitement, worry, and enthusiasm; but for one class it provided an opportunity to reconnect with their own cultures. Last month, more than 80 students taking SYDE 361 staged a memorable concert featuring electronic instruments that they designed and built.
Matt Borland, a lecturer in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, assigned his students to create new electronic musical instruments, and ones not based on western instruments. As a result, several students looked to their own heritages for inspiration. [Read more]