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 Attawandaron (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 kilometers on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Jan. 9, 2018Why we need to understand how the world hinged on Cuba in 1962 Fidal Castro with Jim Blight speaking to him

    UWaterloo scholars challenge millennials to abolish nuclear weapons

    In 1992, on the 30th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians Jim Blight and janet Lang organized a remarkable meeting in Havana between Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara, and former aides of Nikita Khrushchev.

  2. Jan. 4, 2018Anthropology adjunct professor among new Order of Canada appointeesmen being filmed by camera man on arctic tundra

    Three people with strong links to the University of Waterloo were among the newest appointees to the Order of Canada, including Douglas Stenton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the 125 appointees on December 29.

  3. Dec. 11, 2017University Research Chair awarded prestigious prize from Robert Bosch FoundationAlice Kuzniar with jury members

    Congratulations to Professor Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and professor of German and English for receiving the Hans-Walz Research Prize in recognition of her work on the history of homeopathy and her book, The Birth of Homeopathy Out of the Spirit of Romanticsm, published by the University of Toronto Press in spring 2017.

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  1. Jan. 11 to Mar. 10, 2018Sovereign Acts exhibit at UWAGtwo images of Indigenous artists in performance

    The University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) welcomes everyone to Sovereign Acts curated by Wanda Nanibush with the works of artists Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Dayna Danger, James Luna, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas. Please join us for this thoughtful and timely exhibition.

  2. Feb. 16, 2018Three Minute Thesis: Faculty of Arts heat3 Minute Thesis logo with stopwatch

    Watch, listen, learn - and support our graduate students! Join the 2018 Faculty of Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat and find out about the latest research and ideas of Arts grad students.

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