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 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 kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Mar. 22, 2019Celebrating our Co-op Students of the YearKrista Duncan

    Congratulations to Krista Duncan, Speech Communication major and winner of one of Waterloo’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year awards. That's not all. Congratulations also go to Jenny Hoang, MAcc candidate, and Arts first Co-op Problem Award winner.

  2. Mar. 15, 201960 Arts graduate students hone analytic skills at inaugural MPS Policy DatafestDatafest competitors in theatre

    While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it. Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says economics professor Anindya Sen, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

  3. Mar. 11, 2019Creating comics, creating change: graphic novelist David A. Robertson visits campus this weekDavid Alexander Robertson speaking

    David Robertson will speak about his work to educate and entertain through the format of the graphic novel and other multi-media artistic collaborations. I've dedicated my writing career to educating people about First Nations cultures… It should be no surprise that, since I read them so much as a kid, I've chosen to do this work primarily through comics.”

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  1. Mar. 28, 2019Keeping the Human in Artificial Intelligence - expert panel in CambridgeSophia the robot speaking to crowd at the AI for GOOD Global Summit

    The Idea Exchange and UWaterloo present three Arts professors with expertise in economics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction discuss what we need to know and do to ensure artificial intelligence serves humanity for the good of everyone.

  2. Mar. 28, 2019Modern Hungers: Food and German Identity from the Third Reich to the Berlin Wall and Beyond

    Hear Loyola University professor Alice Weinreb explain how food and hunger are used as instruments of power.

  3. Mar. 29, 2019Global Engagement program presents Jaron LanierJaron Lanier

    A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. Lanier will address issues related to the current Global Engagement Seminar focus, Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence.

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