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 creative arts. Our ideas and actions are propelled by curiosity, creativity, and a deep commitment to contribute to a better world.

The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Feb. 20, 2018Three Minute Thesis success all aroundstudent presenting to audience

    The Faculty of Arts held our annual Three Minute Thesis heat late last week with 14 truly outstanding competitors. "The quality of this year's presentations has just blown me away!" tweeted Angela Rooke of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office, who was among the enthusiastic audience filling the room to over-capacity.

  2. Jan. 22, 2018CIGI Graduate Fellows deliver policy recommendations to Global Affairs CanadaBalsillie School of International Affairs entrance

    The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) announced the release of Cracks in the Liberal International Order: 2018 Global Trends Report – a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Graduate Fellows anthology. The anthology is a compilation of policy briefs prepared by the BSIA masters and doctoral students for officials at Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

  3. Jan. 9, 2018Why we need to understand how the world hinged on Cuba in 1962 Fidal Castro with Jim Blight speaking to him

    UWaterloo scholars challenge millennials to abolish nuclear weapons

    In 1992, on the 30th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians Jim Blight and janet Lang organized a remarkable meeting in Havana between Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara, and former aides of Nikita Khrushchev.

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  1. Jan. 11 to Mar. 10, 2018Sovereign Acts exhibit at UWAGtwo images of Indigenous artists in performance

    The University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) welcomes everyone to Sovereign Acts curated by Wanda Nanibush with the works of artists Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Dayna Danger, James Luna, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas. Please join us for this thoughtful and timely exhibition.

  2. Jan. 26 to May 13, 2018INTERACTION at THEMUSEUM - curated by Professor Jane TingleyInteraction word logo

    Co-curated by Jane Tingley, professor in the Department of Fine Arts, INTERACTION is an exhibition that explores how Canadian artists and designers are engaging the public through interactivity. The presented works are both material art objects as well as interactive systems that are designed to be realized by an active viewer, one that co-creates, participates, and engages rather than passively consuming media.

  3. Feb. 27, 2018Taking History to the Screen: Learn about historical documentary-makingwar junk graphic

    Award-winning film- and documentary-maker, and author of the best-selling One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe, David O’Keefe, has been writing, producing and directing historical films and documentaries for television for 15 years.

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