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. July 25, 2018Professor Skidmore wins 2018 Innovate German Award James Skidmore

    Congratulations to Professor James Skidmore, faculty member in Germanic and Slavic Studies and director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, for winning a national award for innovative teaching. He received the Innovate German Award at the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  2. July 17, 2018MFA student uses performance art for thesis exhibitionTess performs Portrait-Self-Portrait

    Tess Martens is the first student in the history of Waterloo's MFA program to create a thesis show presented entirely in performance art.

  3. July 10, 2018Arts 101 Day welcomes incoming students and their familiesstudent in theatre smiling and talking

    On July 16 Arts welcomes the incoming class of 2018 to Arts 101 Day, an important step in helping new students prepare for the transition to university this fall. 101 Days are hosted by each faculty in partnership with the Student Success Office inviting all new students along with their families to campus.

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  1. Sep. 20, 2018Grimm Lecture 2018: When would Capitalism end? Image of Karl Marx on old banknote

    In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018. He is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016). 

  2. Oct. 3, 2018Indigenous Speakers Series: Lee Maracle with Bill ColemanLee Maracle

    The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. 

  3. Oct. 24, 2018Searching for Winnetou: film and talk with Drew Hayden TaylorDrew Hayden Taylor

    Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Searching for Winnetou, and a conversation with Ojibway author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor about his quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.

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