Rina R. Wehbe

Primary Researcher

Rina is a PhD candidate in Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on Games for Change, Computing (HCI) for Good, and Mental Health.

Email: rina.wehbe[at]uwaterloo.ca

Colin Whaley

Research Assistant 

Colin is a Masters of Science in Pharmacy student at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, and his research interests include healthcare, mental health, gerontology, clinician decision making, and clinical communication. He graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Honours Science program in 2018, where he did extensive coursework in physiology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and psychology. During this time, Colin co-founded the enTECH Computer Club in 2015, a student club which helps older adults in the Waterloo Region use technology to keep in contact with their families, and for recreation. Since its founding, enTECH has had had 150+ volunteers spend 2000+ helping older adults living in local retirement homes. During his admittedly rather little spare time, Colin enjoys spending time with friends, and his dog, Sherlock. More information about Colin’s work can be found at colinwhaley.com.

Email: colin.whaley[at]uwaterloo.ca

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Yasaman Eskandari

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Yasaman is an undergraduate student of biomedical sciences in her fourth year of studies. Since joining the project, she has learned lots about conducting interviews and qualitative data analysis. She finds it exciting to be a part of a project that strives to reduce stigma and strengthen community awareness of the importance of mental health.

Email: yasaman.eskandari[at]uwaterloo.ca

Ally Suarez

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Ally is in her second-year of Honours Health Studies at the University of Waterloo. She is currently working as a co-op student in the HCI Games Group under the supervision of Dr. Lennart Nacke. She is interested in human-computer interaction, particularly in the implementation of technologies in healthcare. She works on the website reorganization and data coding of this research. 

Email: ally.suarez[at]uwaterloo.ca

Faculty Level Collaborators

Dr. Edward Lank

Project Supervisor

Dr. Lank is a professor and Cheriton Faculty Fellow in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His research is in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and  particularly focuses on Intelligent User Interfaces, Mobile, Multi-Touch, and Free-space Gestural Interaction, and Movement and Input Modeling in Interfaces. [taken from his website]

Email: lank[at]uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Jessica Hammer

Project Supervisor

Dr. Hammer is a Thomas and Lydia Moran Assistant Professor of Learning Science, jointly appointed in the HCI Institute and the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the co-director of the OH!Lab and her research focuses on three core areas: transformational games, educational technology for project-based learning, and inclusive innovation in design. [taken from her website]

Email: hammerj[at]andrew.cmu.edu


Special thank you to our alumni contributors: 

Diane Watson Touchlab University of Waterloo
Gustavo F. Tondello HCI Games Group University of Waterloo
Marim Ganaba HCI Games Group University of Waterloo
Melissa Stocco HCI Games Group  University of Waterloo
Alvin Lee HCI Games Group  University of Waterloo
Lennart Nacke  HCI Games Group  University of Waterloo

Supporting Institutions

This project would not be possible without the support of these institutes.

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