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 Attawandaron (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 kilometers on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Apr. 17, 2018Arts and whole university mourn sudden loss of student Football player Lam Diing on the field

    Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of student Lam Diing, who died tragically early Sunday morning in Kitchener.

  2. Apr. 11, 2018Students win Christie® Design Awards for 3D projection mapping still of projection mapping

    The audience at Stratford Campus was in for a glowing treat at this year’s Christie Design Awards, a competition offering third-year Global Business and Digital Arts students access to industry mentorship and leading-edge technology in interactive display.

  3. Apr. 2, 2018Psychology’s chair honoured for lifetime contributions Colin MacLeod

    The Faculty of Arts is very proud to share the news that Professor Colin MacLeod, Chair of Psychology, will receive the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology at a ceremony in June. The award celebrates outstanding Canadian psychologists who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the field in this country and around the world.

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  1. Apr. 12 to 28, 2018MFA Thesis Onetwo images of artworks

    The University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) and the MFA program in Fine Arts present MFA Thesis One, the first of two graduation exhibitions of the work by MFA students. This exhibit features paintings by Eryn O'Neill and performance art by Tess Martens. Opening reception April 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

  2. May 1, 2018Driving the future of autonomous vehicles and responsible innovationHeather Douglas

    The Office of Research presents the next Research Talks lunchtime panel with four researchers, including the Faculty of Arts' Professor Heather Douglas (Philosophy), discussing the future of autonomous vehicles and responsible innovation.

  3. May 4, 2018The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought, a two-day workshopposter detail with etching of 18th century man

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to present a two-day workshop on The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought. From the eighteenth century to the present, German-speaking pedagogues (e.g., Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and Hannah Arendt) have emphasized the importance of educating the imagination for the pursuit of social justice. Join us as we revitalize this important intellectual tradition for the Canadian university!

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