Ideas and action

The Faculty of Arts is a large and 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. Sept. 29, 2016More than buzz feed: New quiz helps students match interests and goals with Arts programsScreen shot of quiz page with picture boxes showing digital media tools

    Students in the Faculty of Arts have long benefited from digital tools in the classroom. And over the past ten years or so they’ve had a growing range of program and course options to develop their skills as digital makers and users.

  2. Sept. 28, 201624-year-old Arts alumnus creates award for undergraduatesMichael Robson

    “We need to create communities where we’re all helping each other,” says Arts alumnus Michael Robson. Last June, he put that statement into action by starting an award for undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. He pledged $10,000 of his own money over five years to build the Collective Movement Award, which supports students involved in the African, Caribbean or black communities.

  3. Sept. 26, 2016Philosophy Prof. Heather Douglas tells CBC how public can push science innovationHeather Douglas

    Professor Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, told CBC radio's The 180 this weekend that gaps in public understanding or support of science and technology can  force the scientific community to be more rigorous and innovative. Read or hear the full story on CBC.

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  1. Oct. 5, 2016Stop and Talk with President Feridun HamdullahpurPresident and prof in front of full classroom

    Students! Come to "Stop and Talk", a chance to chat with President Feridun Hamdullahpur in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre (SLC). There's no agenda or formal remarks, just a chance to connect and talk about how your term is going and anything else that's on your mind. 

  2. Oct. 5, 2016Noon Hour Concert: Tableaux & Trio

    This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Selections from Trio, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.

  3. Oct. 6, 2016Why are there still so many jobs? The History and Future of Workplace Automationautomated manufacturing

    The Department of Economics is pleased to present the annual Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics, with David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT.

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