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. Dec. 8, 2016Conrad Grebel professor wins Ontario Arts Council award for conductingMark Vuorinen conducting

    Congratulations to Mark Vuorinen of Conrad Grebel University College for winning the Ontario Arts Council's Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. He is an assistant professor in Grebel's Department of Music and also artistic director of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand Philharmonic. 

  2. Dec. 2, 2016Prof John Turri named CRC in Philosophy and Cognitive Science John Turri

    The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, was on campus today to announce $5.7 million in funds for Waterloo's Canada Research Chairs in the areas of environmental modelling and analysis, insurance risk processes, bioinformatics, quantum molecular dynamics, number theory, and philosophy and cognitive science

  3. Nov. 30, 2016Closing the gap between science and societyHeather Douglas in large light building

    Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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  1. Jan. 5, 2017Human-Computer Interaction Lab: Crowdsourcing and The Return of Ancient Lives

    The Human-Computer Interaction Lab hosts Dr. James Brusuelas from the University of Oxford, speaking on crowdsourcing, the humanities, and the Ancient Lives project.

  2. Feb. 6, 2017Grimm Lecture 2017: Timothy Snyder on The Holocaust as History and WarningTimothy Snyder lecturing

    Timothy Snyder, author of the widely successful book, Black Earth, believes we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. If the Holocaust was indeed, as Snyder’s carefully constructed argument will demonstrate, a result of ecological panic and state destruction, then our misunderstanding of it has endangered our own future.

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