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. Mar. 15, 201960 Arts graduate students hone analytic skills at inaugural MPS Policy DatafestDatafest competitors in theatre

    While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it. Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says economics professor Anindya Sen, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

  2. Mar. 11, 2019Creating comics, creating change: graphic novelist David A. Robertson visits campus this weekDavid Alexander Robertson speaking

    David Robertson will speak about his work to educate and entertain through the format of the graphic novel and other multi-media artistic collaborations. I've dedicated my writing career to educating people about First Nations cultures… It should be no surprise that, since I read them so much as a kid, I've chosen to do this work primarily through comics.”

  3. Mar. 8, 20192019 Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat winners four students smile with Arts banner and 3-minute clock screen

    On Friday, March 1st, graduate students from Accounting, Anthropology, English, French, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies convened for the annual Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat. All the 3MT competitors enriched audience members with thoughtful, engaging presentations. 

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019Welcome to the tree museumevent poster design with trees and people

    Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

  2. Mar. 21, 2019Welcome to the tree museumevent poster design with trees and people

    Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

  3. Mar. 22, 2019Welcome to the tree museumevent poster design with trees and people

    Join the Theatre and Performance program to explore a problem that is getting harder to ignore. Welcome to the tree museum by Robert Plowman is a new multimedia performance, featuring a lumberjack choir, set in a world (much like our own) that is casually racing towards ecological disaster.

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