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 are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.


  1. May 23, 2017Radicalization starts with teen identity crisis for some youth, says Sociology professorSyrian rubble

    Discrimination and poverty aren’t the only factors behind the radicalization of youth who leave home to fight in Syria, says Lorne Dawson

  2. May 16, 2017Alumnus speaks on the impact of philosophy in her lifeRose Sherwood speaking at podium

    Rose Sherwood (BA '07, MA '09) spoke at the annual Philosophy Awards Ceremony about how philosophy has made a difference in her life.

  3. May 12, 2017Peace and Conflict Studies grads build a stronger societystudent and community members at a school in South Korea

    “What kind of job will my child get after graduation?” This is a question parents of prospective university students often ask - including those considering Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College. What we say with confidence is that an undergraduate or graduate PACS degree equips students with highly sought after skills in today’s job market.

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