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. 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.

  2. 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." 

  3. Apr. 11, 2019Psychology grad students extend research on receptivity to pseudo-profound BSclouds in blue sky

    A new study led by two PhD students in psychology found that people who tend to see patterns where none exist were more likely to endorse statements that sound profound but are actually meaningless.

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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. 23, 2019Research Talks featuring Prof. Neil RandallNeil Randall with puppet on his shoulder

    Join a multidisciplinary panel of researchers and experts, including Arts' own Neil Randall, founder and director of the Games Instititue. A new reality: Exploring dimensions of immersive learning is part of the Office of Research campus series, Reseach Talks.

  3. Apr. 24, 2019Celebration of Arts 2019orange flowers on table top

    Douglas Peers, Dean of Arts, invites the Arts community to our annual celebration of the Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching, and Research and the many accomplishments by members of the Faculty of Arts over the past year.

    Join colleagues and students along with members of the University’s leadership at our reception and 2019 Arts Awards presentation. 

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