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 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 kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. Apr. 24, 2019What every leader can learn from top NHL teamshockey puck in goalie net

    A new study from the Department of Psychology's industrial-organizational unit used data from five National Hockey League seasons to show that long-term success is largely determined by a team’s tendency to save their best players for situations in which these players would have the most impact.

  2. Apr. 16, 2019Professor Sarah Tolmie shortlisted for Griffin Poetry PrizeSarah Tolmie

    The Faculty of Arts is very proud to congratulate Professor Sarah Tolmie, who has been shortlisted for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize—Canada’s most prestigious honour for works of poetry, and the world’s largest prize for a first edition collection of poetry written in English.

  3. Apr. 16, 2019Notre Dame: a monument of religion, history, architecture, art, literatureside view of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

    "In the very heart of Paris, on a small island surrounded by the Seine River, Notre-Dame de Paris has been the witness of the religious, intellectual, and political life of the capital of France." 

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  1. Apr. 11 to 27, 2019MFA Thesis One exhibitionUWAG logo with two artwork samples

    Please join the Department of Fine Arts in celebrating outstanding MFA candidates and their thesis shows. Opening night is Thursday, April 11, 5:00-8:00 PM. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.


  2. Apr. 25, 2019Transnational Talks: The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation

    Please join the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies for this Transnational Talk event, featuring Professor Shamus Khan, Columbia University, for a talk and seminar. The Transnational Talks series is supported by Waterloo International and aims to foster international collaboration and enhance methods training and exposure among faculty and students.

  3. May 7, 2019Pre-History of the 'Girl Effect': Girlhood, Racial Hierarchies, and International Relations in the 1920s & 1930sold photo of Girl Guide with the word Guiding

    The History Speaker Series presents Professor Kristine Alexander on the global Girl Guide movement to better understand the longer history of how class-specific and racialized ideas about girls and girlhood have been used to further particular visions of imperial-international relations and "development."

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