This is where we will publish links to research from this project. We’re just getting started with recruitment, so it will be a while before we have any results. We will send out notifications when we have something to share. In the meantime, please take a look at the ideas of others who have shaped our thinking on this project.

University of Waterloo Workshop

In October 2023, we led a workshop at the University of Waterloo Games Institute on our work thus far and some of the themes emerging from our early conversations with participants. Click here to read our summary report from the workshop conversations, and stay tuned for a link to the recorded portion of the talk!

GDC Talks

Direct links to the talks will be added once they have been made public.

Educators Summit: From Rosy-Eyed to Dissatisfied: What Game Education Is Missing

  • Cristina Amaya (President & Co-Founder, Latinx in Gaming)
  • Kenzie Gordon (Project Manager, University of Alberta)
  • Location: Room 2014, West Hall
  • Date: Tuesday, March 21
  • Time: 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Lost XP: Why Junior Game Developers Quit and How to Help

  • Johanna Weststar (Professor, Western University)
  • Jakin Vela (Executive Director, International Game Developers Association (IGDA))
  • Sarah Spiers (Development Director, Electronic Arts)
  • Pierre-Luc LabbĂ©e (President,
  • Location: Room 207, South Hall
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22
  • Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Stephanie Fisher (Co-Director, Pixelles)
  • Alison Harvey (Associate Professor, York University)
  • Location: Room 215, South Hall
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22
  • Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am