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 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 kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. June 10, 2019Watch professor Sarah Tolmie's reading for the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist
    Sarah Tolmie reads at the Griffin Poetry Prize event

    English professor Sarah Tolmie recently shared work from her collection, The Art of Dying, at the renowned Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings.

  2. June 4, 2019Arts researchers and alumni talk urbanization in Waterloo Magazine
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    Are skyscrapers making us sick, and how can municipalities engage their citizens in smart city initiatives? Check out stories featuring Arts researchers and alumni in the new issue of Waterloo Magazine.

  3. May 21, 2019Professor Aimée Morrison named Trudeau Foundation Fellow

    The Faculty of Arts is proud to share the news that Aimée Morrison, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, has been awarded one of five 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowships. Morrison is the second Trudeau Foundation Fellow from Waterloo Arts in the past four years —

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  1. June 16 to Aug. 13, 2019Get Started: SSHRC Grant Writing Sessions
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  2. June 21, 2019NSERC Alliance Grant Introductory Workshop
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    You're invited to a workshop hosted by NSERC to learn about Alliance Grants. The Alliance grants program replaces familiar grants such as IRC, CRD, Strategic, Engage, and Connect. Researchers are e

  3. June 21, 20192019 Brain builders' open house: Nengo Summer School invites you
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    Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions. Among the brain-like computers used at the summer school is Loihi, a new neuromorphic chip developed Intel Labs.

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