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Amy Liang gives a Brown Bag talk at the Games Institute


Amy Liang, GI Resident and UWaterloo alumnus, joins us in the Collaboration Space next Thursday, November 8 at 12pm to share her research on using Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance second language learning experiences. This talk is free and open to all.

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Liang graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Human Resource Management. Her research looks at second language learning acquisition, with a particular focus on innovative methods such as VR applications.

Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) at the Canadian History of Education Association Conference

Tony Smith and Kristina Llewellyn represented the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project at the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) conference in New Brunswick, October 18-21, 2018. Their co-presentation was entitled 'Building Just Relations: Oral History and Virtual Reality in History Education'.

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Jason Hawreliak's new book 'Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames'

Jason Hawreliak, co-founder of FPS and Assistant Professor of Game Studies at Brock University, authored 'Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames,' published Oct 10, 2018. The book is available in hardcopy and as an eBook.

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Milad Soroush at CHI Play 2018 on games for self-control improvement


Milad Soroush, GI Resident and PhD student in the department of Management Sciences, will be presenting his paper entitled 'Investigating game mechanics that target players' self-control while maintaining engagement' at CHI Play 2018.

City as Platform Lab in Waterloo News for 'Right to the Smart City' Whitepaper

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The City as Platform lab (, an associate lab of the Games Institute, published a Whitepaper to present their findings from their 'Right to the Smart City' symposium that took place March, 2018 at Harvard University. Their work aims to help municipalities, experts, and community members plan smart cities together.