Ideas and action

The Faculty of Arts is 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. Oct. 19, 2016Associate Dean Katherine Acheson on Lemonade as A+ essayKatherien Acheson between library stacks

    The Globe and Mail reports on essay writing skills with comments by Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Katherine Acheson:

    Even in an age of quick-bite digital communication, writing skills are key because they can be transferred to any number of other forms, including a song, a sales pitch, or even a profile on a dating site.

  2. Oct. 6, 2016Master of Public Service co-op student works on Parliament HillPrime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles with student Zuhair Zaidi

    Zuhair Zaidi, a student in the Master of Public Service program at Waterloo, has been interested in Canadian politics since the age of 15. Thanks to Waterloo’s flexibility in allowing students to arrange their own jobs, Zaidi landed a co-op work term in the House of Commons this past spring.

  3. Oct. 4, 2016Psychology doctoral candidates win Vanier ScholarshipsHarrison Oakes

    The social and clinical psychology areas of the Department of Psychology have much to be proud of - and this week that includes the announcement of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for 2016. Two PhD students are among the recipients.

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  1. Oct. 20, 2016The Writing Centre presents CBC's Nora YoungNora Young poster

    The Writing Centre at 40 Speaker Series highlights the broad field of communication, and its intersections with politics, culture, media, technology, and our digital lives. This four-part series examines ways that communication helps us craft ourselves as social beings in a digital world, looks at how we engage with media and our social networks, and explores how we move through and communicate with the world.

  2. Oct. 21–22, 2016ARTS/HACK at Critical Media labArt/Hack event logo

    Critical Media Lab (CML) and NIGHT\SHIFT are pleased to announce a collaborative hackathon-type event for artists, makers, designers, activists, and other creative types interested in the intersection of public space and digital media.

  3. Oct. 25, 20162016 Grimm Lecture: Democracy in Disappearing Ink: The Politics of Exclusion in Germany before Hitlerposter detail with city image in dripping ink

    Election battles were fought ferociously in pre-World War One Germany, when most middle-class Germans still opposed formal democracy. Anti-democrats deployed many exclusionary strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness.

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