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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. Nov. 9, 2018Telling the stories of children displaced by warPolish boy sits sadly in ruins of Warsaw in 1939

    Among the civilians directly impacted by war are the stories of 40,000 displaced children in Europe immediately following WWII — a topic History professor Lynne Taylor has researched for more than a decade.

  2. Nov. 2, 2018Anthropology researcher finds remains of Franklin Expedition officerDoug Stenton photographing site before excavation

    During a 2018 research trip, anthropology Professor Douglas Stenton and team uncovered a long-lost grave on Nunavut’s King William Island.

  3. Oct. 17, 2018Student’s social venture empowers everyone to reduce wasteDillon Mendes and Sam Demma build a tall pile of garbage bags

    Part environmental movement, part budding social enterprise, PickWaste works to raise awareness about environmental issues and empower people to take action.

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  1. Nov. 13, 2018Living Digitally: Today and Tomorrow

    Join faculty members Philip Boyle and Christine McWebb from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business for a discussion on what it means to be living in an age of digital innovations – advances that both enhance and disrupt established ways of doing business, scientific enterprise, and everyday life.  We will explore key topics such as privacy, the generational divide, and the benefits and challenges of using online platforms to communicate.

  2. Nov. 14, 2018Theatre & Performance presents TomorrowLove layers of coloured paper with title, Tomorrowlove

    The Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Communication Arts presents TomorrowLove, a truly contemporary play that allows us to meditate on the possibilities and dangers technology introduces into love and relationships in the 21st century. 

  3. Nov. 15, 2018Theatre & Performance presents TomorrowLove layers of coloured paper with title, Tomorrowlove

    The Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Communication Arts presents TomorrowLove, a truly contemporary play that allows us to meditate on the possibilities and dangers technology introduces into love and relationships in the 21st century. 

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