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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. 23, 2016Psychology study on bullsh_t wins Ig Nobel prize at Harvard UniversityGordon Pennycook

    Congratulations to the team of doctoral graduates and professors from the Department of Psychology for winning the infamous Ig Nobel Peace Prize for their study published last year, “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.”

  2. Sept. 19, 2016Prof. Robert Park discusses HMS Terror discoveryRobert Park with surveying instruments in high arctic

    Anthropology professor Robert Park has spent years working with the Government of Nunavut investigating and documenting the Franklin Expedition sites on land in Canada's high arctic. Two years ago he played a key role in the historic discovery of one of Franklin's fated ships, the HMS Erebus. Last month, the second ship, the HMS Terror, was discovered.

  3. Sept. 16, 2016Rape Culture teach-a-thon tackled hard-to-discuss problemsJulia Roberts speaks at the teach-a-thon

    Universities are one of the few places where people can speak frankly about hard-to-talk-about problems, says Tim Kenyon, associate dean of research and a professor of philosophy. It’s for this reason that the Faculty of Arts tackled a topic that has received a lot of attention recently: rape culture.

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  1. Sept. 24, 2016Pow Wow in Waterloo Parkindigenous dancer

    Join the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for a traditional Pow Wow, including dancers, drummers, craft and food vendors, Indigenous artists, and more.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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