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 fine, performing and media arts.
Through our diverse range of research, teaching, and learning, we contribute positive social impacts in a culturally complex and technologically driven world. Aligned with the University of Waterloo’s strengths in work-integrated learning, Arts prepares students for life and for work with skills and values that emphasize the welfare of individuals, communities, and the environments in which we live.
The University of Waterloo’s annual publication, Global Futures, was recently released with a packed launch event at Fed Hall featuring Faculty of Arts professors Dr. Bessma Momani and Dr. Marcel O’Gorman as speakers. The Global Futures publication itself features four Arts scholarship stories.
The Faculty of Arts has lost an outstanding alumna, Wendi Campbell, who passed away on January 15, 2024. Her social impacts included leading the Food Bank of Waterloo Region as CEO for more than 15 years.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus John English has been named to the Order of Ontario in recognition of his significant contributions as a historian, author and administrator, including his work in bringing "history to life, shaping our understanding of our past and place in the world today."
The Global Engagement Seminar Speaker Series presents a talk and Q&A with posthuman care expert Amelia DeFalco.
The Global Engagement Seminar Speaker Series presents a talk and Q&A with digital rhetoric expert Heather Woods.
The Global Engagement Seminar Speaker Series presents a talk and Q&A with robotics law and policy expert Kristen Thomasen.