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. Oct. 3, 2017English students put the ‘A’ in STEAMFacilitators standing while students work on computers

    Graduate students in the Department of English hosted visiting high school students at the Games Institute in a workshop entitled ’60 Minutes to Save the World’ as a part of the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), held in Waterloo last week.

  2. Oct. 2, 2017Global Engagement seminar invites applications from senior undergraduateschalkboard with PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE written over and over

    This academic year sees the launch of an exciting new opportunity for UWaterloo undergraduate students. Global Engagement is a capstone seminar for outstanding senior undergraduate students who would like the opportunity to use their education and abilities to address questions of pressing global concern.

  3. Sep. 29, 2017Indigenization objectives added to Arts Strategic Plan

    With unanimous approval by Arts Faculty Council, the Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan 2014-19 has been amended to include objectives focused on indigenization in our teaching, research, and outreach. The objectives and actions are part of a growing commitment by this Faculty, and by other areas of the University of Waterloo, along with many post-secondary institutions in the country, to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 final report, specifically the Calls to Action.

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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. Oct. 24, 20172017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shannon Andersonposter image of twins in tents

    The exhibition The Closer Together Things Are, currently in the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG), is co-curated by Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson and featuring the work of artists Kathleen Hearn, Laura Letinsky, Ève K. Tremblay, Micah Lexier, Dave Dyment, Luke Painter, Rhonda Weppler/Trevor Mahovsky, Chris Kline, and Roula Partheniou.

  3. Nov. 1, 2017Canada 150 Lecture Series: Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Post-Secondary Education Canada 150 series logo

    As we recognize 150 years of Confederation, this lecture series explores Canada's past, present, and future. These are free public lectures brought to you by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with Waterloo Public Library and the City of Waterloo.

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