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Congratulations to SWaGUR’s Principal Investigator. Regan Mandryk wins Graduate Students’ Association Advising Excellence Award.

The 2018 Graduate Students’ Association Advising Excellence Award is presented to Dr. Regan Mandryk for her excellent supervisory and mentoring skills as well as her exceptional support for her advisees’ ideas, scholarly work, and financial needs. Read More.

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Young Innovator from University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan PhD computer science student Mohammad Sami Uddin has designed a new, faster menu for tablets, smart TVs and computer desktops.  He tackled the problem by developing a new multi-touch menu called HandMark-Finger. The interface, which is designed for large touchscreens such as tablets, makes it easier and about 30 percent faster to input […]

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University of Saskatchewan student research on racial diversity in games generates media interest

Cale Passmore, a SWaGUR PhD student in the University of Saskatchewan Human Computer Interaction Lab, delivered 2 media interviews last week.  His research on racial diversity in games and the effect of under representation on gamers of colour garnered the attention of CBC radio and The College Fix.  Both interviews can be found here. CBC […]

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Saskatoon Game Designers

Michael Long, a University of Saskatchewan SWaGUR student, has started a new special interest group for Game Designers in Saskatoon dedicated to fostering game development in Saskatoon.  The group meets once a month  and is an opportunity for people to bring their game prototypes and get valuable feedback.  Video games or board games at any […]

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International exchange project with Cyprus Interaction Lab

An Exchange with Europe’s Cyprus Interaction Lab Earlier this summer, SWaGUR professor Lennart Nacke visited the Cyprus Interaction Lab visited from the Cyprus University of Technology on an Erasmus exchange for teaching and training of students there and to set up a collaboration with the group to integrate the local training efforts with the SWaGUR […]

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“Game with US” Game Jam 2017 a Great Success

Game Jam 2017 attracted 58 registered participants who combined to create 18 different games over a 48 hour period last weekend.   This bi-annual event held at the University of Saskatchewan provides an opportunity for novice and experienced game developers to learn and show off their game acumen. A tutorial was offered Thursday May 18th and […]

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Introducing: The Games Institute at the University of Waterloo

About the Games Institute The Games Institute (GI) conducts research into the past, present, and future of games. Based at the University of Waterloo, the researchers span the breadth of academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences, through engineering and computer science. With the goal of understanding the compelling user engagement that games deliver […]

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Games User Research Summit Presentation about the SWaGUR program

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Towards Games User Research The games industry has been expanding exponentially in the past decades. Consequently, it made games more appealing to wider audiences. Early video games were designed for a large mass market. Games in today’s market have started to attract new audiences with different needs and skills. A significant proportion of research in […]

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