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. Mar. 10, 2018UpStart 2018: Festival of Innovative Theatre opens March 14two actors lying on stage with chalked numbers

    Three original performances will be staged this week in (and around) Theatre of the Arts. UpStart is a biannual one-act play festival, featuring new works written, directed, designed, and performed by students under the mentorship of faculty and staff from the Theatre and Performance program (Department of Drama & Speech Communication).

  2. Mar. 7, 2018March Break Open House - Arts sample lectures, and much moreprofessor speaking to prospective students

    The Faculty of Arts, along with the whole campus, welcomes prospective new undergraduate students and their families to UWaterloo this Saturday, March 10. If you haven't already, please register so that we can plan for your arrival.

  3. Mar. 5, 2018Unsettling Conversations at WaterlooTwo Row Wompum belt detail

    In the wake of recent acquittals in the murders of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine and the ensuing national discussions, a diverse group of faculty members in Arts and at the the university-colleges are opening their classrooms or hosting teach-ins and conversations during the week of March 5.

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  1. Mar. 27, 2018Stratford Community Dialogues: Better Now poster detail with doctor's stethescope

    Presented in partnership by the Stratford Public Library and the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians. Canada’s health care system was built on a promise we can all be proud of: the promise of access to services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. We can continue to be proud of that promise, but to deliver on it, health care needs to be improvedDr. Danielle Martin will walk us through ways of doing just that.

  2. Mar. 28, 2018Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summitchalkboard with past, present, future written on it

    University of Waterloo's Global Engagement Seminar Program is pleased to invite you to the Global Populism and Democratic Futures Summit on March 28 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and March 29 from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

  3. Apr. 3, 2018Stratford Campus Project Showcaseevent poster with stylized title text

    Stratford Campus is celebrating student talents and accomplishments in their most exciting Project Showcase yet! Meet students, mingle with Stratford faculty, industry, and community partners, and see the incredible work developed by students and their mentors at the Stratford Campus.

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