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. Oct. 26, 2020Faculty of Arts: Now we are sixty
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    While this year has been full of unprecedented challenges, 2020 also marks a happy milestone: the Faculty of Arts just turned 60 years old. It was the fall of 1960 when Arts became the University of Waterloo’s third faculty. Happy birthday, Arts!

  2. Oct. 19, 2020Celebrating our newest PhDs
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    It's a long and often winding road to take doctoral studies to the finish line. From seminars, to exams, to TAs, RAs or course teaching, to research, research, research, and to the final thesis defense -- many of which were remotely conducted in this time of COVID. It's a huge accomplishment and the Faculty of Arts is so proud of our newest cohort of Doctors of Philosophy.

  3. Oct. 14, 2020Postdoctoral researcher challenges femmephobia and the harm it causes
    Rhea Hoskin

    Maybe it’s as subtle as not wearing pink to work, or as drastic as downplaying certain traits to in order to stay safe. Maybe it’s the difference between how “tomboys” and “sissy boys” are treated. Either way, there’s no escaping it: society still equates “feminine” with “less than”. But where do these assumptions come from? And, more importantly, how can we change them?

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  1. Oct. 29, 2020Alumni in the (Virtual) Hub: An Unexpected Journey
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    Join us for this term’s Alumni in the Hub event, virtual edition! “Arts Alumni: An Unexpected Journey” explores the interesting and unique career paths taken by Arts alumni who have a bachelor’s degree in the arts but whose job/career trajectory defers from their major.

  2. Nov. 4, 2020Arts 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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