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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.

  1. Mar. 20, 2017Arts 3MT winner tackles questions of sexual consent among people with dementiaAndria Bianchi competes at the Arts 3MT

    By 2030, 75 million people will be diagnosed with dementia worldwide. Many of them will be sexually active. But how can they consent to sex?

  2. Mar. 13, 2017Preview: Unconscious Curriculum tackles the ‘monster subject’ posting showing students sitting in lecture theatre

    In a Waterloo Regional Record preview article on Unconscious Curriculum, which opens this week in Theatre of the Arts, director Prof. Andy Houston and student-actor Abbi Longmire describe how the challenging project  evolved over many months of research and collaboration.

  3. Mar. 8, 2017International Women's Day: alum's poetry makes a differenceRupi Kaur in white dress reading from script

    What does it feel like to be a woman in 2017? The extraordinarily successful poetry collection by Rupi Kaur BA'15, milk and honey, goes beyond words and speaks volumes to the complex experiences of young women today.

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  1. Mar. 23, 2017Gendered Violence on Campus: Institutional Policy and Practice

    The Department of Drama and Speech Communication, the Equity Office, and the Special Adviser to the President-Women’s and Gender Issues, are pleased to announce a panel discussion addressing gendered violence, with specific attention to institutional challenges and UWaterloo’s response.

  2. Mar. 23, 2017Unconscious Curriculum: Rape Culture on Campusposter for event showing students sitting in lecture theatre

    The Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication presents Unconscious Curriculum: Rape Culture on Campus, written and devised by students in the program and directed by Professor Andy Houston.

  3. Mar. 29, 2017Idle No More founder on Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal SystemsPoster design and photo of Sylvia McAdam

    The Indigenous Speaker Series presents Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance.

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