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.