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.

  1. Nov. 29, 2021A champion of interdisciplinary learning: Linda Carson, 1960-2021

    It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Linda Carson. Linda was a Continuing Lecturer at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and a wonderful colleague and friend to many in the Faculty of Arts and at the University.

  2. Nov. 4, 2021Remembering Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson, 1947-2021
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    Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson of the Department of History died on October 23, 2021. A pioneering women’s historian, she joined the University of Waterloo with tenure in 1985 and held the Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History from 2006 to 2013.

    “Wendy was a trailblazer and valued colleague,” says Professor Dan Gorman, Department of History chair. “Her legacy is apparent in the many graduate students with whom she worked, and who are now pursuing careers both outside and within the academy.”

  3. Oct. 21, 2021Congratulations to our newest cohort of PhDs!
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    Completing a doctoral degree is a monumental accomplishment, and significant academic milestone. After putting in the time attending seminars, writing exams, TAing, RAing, teaching courses, conducting research and participating in the dissertation defense, the long awaited moment has arrived—degree completion. On behalf of the Faculty of Arts, congratulations to our newest cohort of Doctors of Philosophy!

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  1. Dec. 2, 2021Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jean Teillet
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    The Indigenous Speakers Series is pleased and honoured to present Jean Teillet, lawyer, author, teacher and artist, as the first of our 2021-22 speakers.

  2. Dec. 6, 2021Arts Graduate Studies Information Webinar
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    Are you considering graduate studies? 

    There are many options available when it comes to graduate school, and our upcoming graduate studies information session will help you to make sense of all of the opportunities available to you!

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