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. Mar. 26, 2019Arts professors recognized with Distinguished Teaching Awardsthe university mace at convocation

    This week, the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Awards were announced at Senate and we're proud to see Arts professors are two of the four recipients! The awards will be officially presented at Convocation this June.

  2. Mar. 25, 2019What's your flood risk? Prof. Daniel Henstra offers policy tools to mitigate riskspring flood plain

    Flooding is Canada’s most common and costly natural hazard. A new policy brief co-authored by Professor Daniel Henstra of the Department of Politial Science offers a framework to help city officials protect their residents and mitigate flood risk.

  3. Mar. 22, 2019Celebrating our Co-op Students of the YearKrista Duncan

    Congratulations to Krista Duncan, Speech Communication major and winner of one of Waterloo’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year awards. That's not all. Congratulations also go to Jenny Hoang, MAcc candidate, and Arts first Co-op Problem Award winner.

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  1. Mar. 28, 2019Keeping the Human in Artificial Intelligence - expert panel in CambridgeSophia the robot speaking to crowd at the AI for GOOD Global Summit

    The Idea Exchange and UWaterloo present three Arts professors with expertise in economics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction discuss what we need to know and do to ensure artificial intelligence serves humanity for the good of everyone.

  2. Mar. 28, 2019Modern Hungers: Food and German Identity from the Third Reich to the Berlin Wall and Beyond

    Hear Loyola University professor Alice Weinreb explain how food and hunger are used as instruments of power.

  3. Mar. 29, 2019Global Engagement program presents Jaron LanierJaron Lanier

    A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. Lanier will address issues related to the current Global Engagement Seminar focus, Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence.

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