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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. 13, 2018Canada Research Chair explores cultural revitalization in multilingualismProfessor Nicole Nolette

    The Faculty of Arts newest Canada Research Chair, Professor Nicole Nolette, is an expert in minority languages and cultures whose research couldn't be more timely as the country becomes ever more multilingual and culturally diverse.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. Nov. 16, 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. 

  2. Nov. 17, 2018Considering Matthew Shepardpainting detail of fence in a field

    In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field. Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal. This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.

  3. Nov. 17, 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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