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. May 23, 2018GBDA students win Royal Society of Arts Design Awardstudent and professor at Stratford Campus

    Over 700 students from across the globe participated this year’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, responding to complex design challenges in the name of social good.

  2. May 16, 2018Arts alumnus takes on odd jobs to raise money for cystic fibrosisMike Farwell

    Arts alumnus Mike Farwell takes on odd jobs during May to raise fund for cystic fibrosis research. See his story.

  3. May 3, 2018Celebrating 2018 Arts Awards for Excellencerecipients of the 2018 Arts Awards

    Members of the Faculty of Arts gathered on April 25 in the Hagey Hall Hub, along with University leaders, to celebrate the 2018 Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching, and Research. The annual event - known as Celebration of Arts - also recognizes the many accomplishments of members of the Faculty, from SSHRC grants to Killam fellowships to distinguished teaching. 

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