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. Read more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Sep. 7, 2017Geoff Fong named Fellow of the Royal Society of CanadaGeoff Fong speaking at microphone

    Professor of social psychology Geoffrey Fong has received one of Canada’s most distinguished scholarly honours in being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

  2. Aug. 31, 2017How reading habits are changing in the digital age

    During CBC radio's recent Cross Country Checkup discussion on how reading is changing, guest commentator on the program, Christine McWebb, programs director at Stratford Campus and French Studies professor, discussed the different ways in which digital technology affects us. 

  3. Aug. 30, 2017Order of Canada for Professor Jim Walker et al in UWaterloo History Jim Walker and Governor General David Johnston

    A year after it was announced by the Rideau Hall Press Office, professor of history James Walker was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada this past Friday, August 25. The Faculty of Arts warmly congratulations Jim, a widely respected and influential scholar and teacher. 

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  1. Sep. 14 to Oct. 28, 2017The Closer Together Things Are - exhibition at UWAGexhibition image showing film still of twins in a tent

    The University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) presents its latest exhibition, The Closer Together Things Are, exploring the space between difference and similarity that arises from intense observation.

  2. Sep. 27, 2017Humanitarian Robotics in Actionbird's eye view of drone and people below

    St Paul's University College presents the 2017 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Lecture, featuring Patrick Meier speaking on Humanitarian Robotics in Action.

  3. Sep. 28, 2017Uneven Growth and Social Conflict: Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economicsillustration of hand on barbed wire fence

    Economic growth can be extraordinarily rapid in developing countries. But it is often uneven, leaving whole segments of society behind. Such unevenness can serve to both inspire and frustrate, and so lead to social conflict even as overall economic conditions improve.

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