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. Aug. 23, 2017Investigating power and privilege inside and outside the classroomNaila Keleta-Mae

    When the politics and histories that shape students’ lives emerge in class, Naila Keleta-Mae sees an opportunity for deep learning - not an interruption to her lecture notes.

  2. Aug. 4, 2017Master of Digital Experience Innovation graduates build digital bridges to Chinaalumni Rita Huang and Natalie Yang

    Rita Huang and Natalie Yang (both MDEI '15) closely follow Waterloo Region's growing technology sector and write stories in Chinese that are published on their WeChat account.

  3. July 13, 2017MFA grad's thesis exhibition envisions an intimate portrait of homedetails from large scale painting display in gallery

    Viewing Jess Lincoln’s art is a bit like stepping into a stranger’s home. A recent exhibition called, An Interior, was a three-sided installation covered in paintings large and small — some of the artist on or under a quilt, others depict objects from a modest home.

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  1. Sep. 28, 2017Uneven Growth and Social Conflict: Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economicsillustration of hand on barbed wire fence

    Economic growth can be extraordinarily rapid in developing countries. But it is often uneven, leaving whole segments of society behind. Such unevenness can serve to both inspire and frustrate, and so lead to social conflict even as overall economic conditions improve.

  2. Sep. 29, 2017Anna Magdalena Kokits - Coast to Coast TourAnna Magdalena Kokits

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies and partners present award-winning Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits, who will play a selection of modern and classical pieces as part of her coast-to-coast tour during Canada 150.

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