Artsannounce email list

Artsannounce is a Faculty of Arts email list intended to share campus-based events or opportunities of potential interest to faculty, staff, and students in Arts. Artsannounce emails reach most faculty and staff in Arts and others who have subscribed. 

The list is not intended for promoting courses or communicating administrative matters. There are more effective channels for these purposes. (See Course Promotion and Administration for details.)

Any UWaterloo user can send an artsannounce email, although there may be a short pause for the message to be approved before it is distributed. The address is: artsannounce at 

You can unsubscribe from Artsannounce at any time by sending an empty email message to and then simply reply to the confirmation message.

The Artsannounce list is managed by Arts Computing Office.

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Creating content for Arts Announce

  • Start with the specifics. People don't read emails closely, and chances are they might not read the entire thing. Make sure the main details about the event - who, what, where, when - are at the beginning.
  • Use text for key information, not images. Event posters can pose many challenges for readers: it's too small to read on a mobile device, it's pixilated or distorted, it can't be magnified or the text enlarged. The image might not load at all. You can include an image for visual interest, but use as little text as possible and think about what people would be missing if they can't perceive the image content.
  • Give information about the event where possible. Not everyone will be familiar with who the speaker is - try to focus on what the talk will be about and why they should come.
  • Include a link. Think about the user experience - a link is the  easiest way to get to more information or a registration form. Avoid using QR codes - a link is far easier to interact with than taking extra steps to access a QR code.