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. June 15, 2018More ups and downs for Hub elevator – but in a good wayThe Hagey Hub glass elevator

    Coincidence? We think not. No sooner had our dean, Douglas Peers, called out the infamous Hagey Hub elevator in his convocation address than it was up and running the next day.

  2. May 23, 2018GBDA students win Royal Society of Arts Design Awardstudent and professor at Stratford Campus

    Over 700 students from across the globe participated this year’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, responding to complex design challenges in the name of social good.

  3. May 16, 2018Arts alumnus takes on odd jobs to raise money for cystic fibrosisMike Farwell

    Arts alumnus Mike Farwell takes on odd jobs during May to raise fund for cystic fibrosis research. See his story.

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  1. July 11, 2018Legal Cannabis: What you need to knowclose-up of cannabis leaf

    Canada is legalizing cannabis but there is still much to learn. Join our Community Dialogues event in Stratford and get the information you need on this hot-button topic with industry insiders. Michelle Davis and James Eaves will discuss legislation, access to and responsible use of medical cannabis, as well as innovations in the cannabis industry and how it all relates to our community.

  2. July 14, 2018The Promise of Living: University ChoirUniversity Choir

    Music has long been a constant companion to many aspects of the human condition. It can invite people to dance or offer comfort in times of distress; it can be used in reverence of God, or offer commentary on life’s great joys and tribulations.

  3. July 19, 2018Beautiful Wanderings: orchestra@uwaterlooThe Waterloo orchestra performing

    The music for this concert is a collection of enchanting and beautiful compositions from all over Europe and England. The incomparable Beethoven wakes us to the evils of politics, dishonesty, and murder in his dramatic overture to Coriolan. A fitting overture for an election year...

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