Ideas and action

The Faculty of Arts is a large and dynamic community of students, faculty and staff working in and across the humanities, social sciences and creative arts. Our ideas and actions are propelled by curiosity, creativity, and a deep commitment to contribute to a better world.

  1. Sept. 29, 2016More than buzz feed: New quiz helps students match interests and goals with Arts programsScreen shot of quiz page with picture boxes showing digital media tools

    Students in the Faculty of Arts have long benefited from digital tools in the classroom. And over the past ten years or so they’ve had a growing range of program and course options to develop their skills as digital makers and users.

  2. Sept. 28, 201624-year-old Arts alumnus creates award for undergraduatesMichael Robson

    “We need to create communities where we’re all helping each other,” says Arts alumnus Michael Robson. Last June, he put that statement into action by starting an award for undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. He pledged $10,000 of his own money over five years to build the Collective Movement Award, which supports students involved in the African, Caribbean or black communities.

  3. Sept. 26, 2016Philosophy Prof. Heather Douglas tells CBC how public can push science innovationHeather Douglas

    Professor Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, told CBC radio's The 180 this weekend that gaps in public understanding or support of science and technology can  force the scientific community to be more rigorous and innovative. Read or hear the full story on CBC.

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  1. Sept. 29, 2016A Moment in Time: remembering the night Star Trek first airedGames Institute Brown Bag Lunch series logo

    Director of The Games Institute, Prof. Neil Randall discusses anticipating and experiencing the first episode of Star Trek, broadcast September 8, 1966, along with the cultural impact the series has had across videogames and other media since its inception.

  2. Sept. 29, 2016Equity Office presents: Sexual Violence, Social Justice and CompassionRachel Griffin

    The Equity Office in collaboration with campus partners, is hosting a guest lecture, "Sexual Violence, Social Justice and Compassion" by Rachel Alicia Griffin, PhD.

  3. Sept. 30, 2016Critical Black Canadian Memory Culture, Audience Intervension: talk by Winfried Siemerlingtapestry with black woman standing over town

    How do works of art seek to interact with their audiences and produce change?

    This talk explores that question with regard to earlier and contemporary black Canadian writing.

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