Ideas and actions
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, a dynamic community of students, faculty and staff working in and across the humanities, social sciences, and fine, performing and media arts.
Through our diverse range of research, teaching, and learning, we contribute positive social impacts in a culturally complex and technologically driven world. Aligned with the University of Waterloo’s strengths in work-integrated learning, Arts prepares students for life and for work with skills and values that emphasize the welfare of individuals, communities, and the environments in which we live.
The Arts Quad was filled with good vibes, solidarity and advocacy at The Urgency of Social Justice event on September 20. Presented by the Gender and Social Justice program, students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered to build awareness and strengthen support for social justice activities on campus and off.
The Faculty of Arts is delighted to announce the 2023 recipients of our annual alumni awards, Chris Williams (BA ’91 Fine Arts) and Sara J. Cumming (PhD ’14 Sociology).
Congratulations to three Faculty of Arts members who have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists: Dr. Igor Grossmann (Psychology), Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae (Communication Arts), and Dr. Nicole Nolette (French Studies).
The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, professor, writer, and activist who holds the Faculty of Arts Professorship in Indigenous Knowledge and Aesthetics at the University of Manitoba.