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. Read more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. June 29, 2017Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pagesVisualization of website links across the Web

    The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

  2. June 22, 2017Medieval studies prof Steven Bednarski wins teaching innovation awardSteven Bednarski

    The line between research and teaching is intentionally blurred for Professor Steven Bednarski, whose students are as passionate about scholarship and dissemination as he is.

  3. June 15, 2017Sixty Years of Innovation: Celebrating Professor Pat Rowe’s groundbreaking leadership in psychologyPat Rowe holding award between colleagues

    When Pat Rowe, Professor Emerita of psychology, first arrived with her husband, Philip Bryden, at the University of Waterloo in 1963, it was just “one or two new buildings in a muddy field,” she says, “but the place conveyed a sense of excitement, energy and challenge not found in more traditional institutions.”

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  1. June 30, 2017Federation of Students' Land Acknowledgement Ceremonyposter for event with map of land in background

    In recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, Feds is holding a special event in collaboration with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) and Waterloo's Aboriginal Students Association (ASA) to mark the installation of a land acknowledgement plaque at the Student Life Centre (SLC). All members of the Waterloo community are invited to join.

  2. July 14, 2017Alum turns filmmaker: talk and screening of Moments of ClarityMoments of Clarity movie poster

    Join the Theatre and Performance program (Department of Drama and Speech Communication) for a talk and screening of feature film Moments of Claritycreated by Kristin Wallace, BA'06 Drama. This special event is part of the department's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

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