newsletter for faculty and staff | virtual summer 2020
Happy 60th anniversary, Faculty of Arts!
It’s true! In September 1960, Arts became the third faculty, joining Engineering and Science, at the three-year-old University of Waterloo. The first Arts courses began with students recruited from the newly federated and affiliated St Jerome’s College and Renison College, along with students already enrolled at Waterloo. The largest Arts department was Mathematics (yup, Math made its home in Arts until 1965) and other departments included English, History, German and Russian, Political Science, French and Spanish, Economics, and Sociology.
Here is the announcement of the new Faculty in The University of Waterloo Quaterly Report, September 1960, and below is the transcript:
In the remotely pivoted spring, we proudly announced the recipients of the 2020 Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Research and Teaching. While we have not been able to hold the annual Celebration of Arts event to present the awards, we want to shine a light on award recipients who were game for a Proustian Q and A with a pandemic twist. (Editor’s note: Respondents’ interpretations of “brief response” are their own.)
Inside Arts is published each term. Comments, ideas, and submissions are always welcome. Please contact Wendy Philpott.