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. July 2, 2019Understanding new ways to communicate science online
     Abstract bubbles and web

    Professor Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher studies how science communication online enables scientists and citizens to engage in new and accessible ways.

  2. June 28, 2019GBDA Students win funding for social venture to reduce reliance on plastics
    The winning team of students

    A team of Global Business and Digital Arts students developed Virtuous Waste, an alternative to plastic packaging made of seaweed. Their winning solution at World Vision Social Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 in funding.

  3. June 24, 2019Dean Doug Peers honoured with fond send-off and send-up
    Doug hold up the quilt made from Arts t-shirts

    Our adroit and long-suffering Dean of Arts for the past eight years received a suitably irreverent and sincerely appreciative send-off celebration. Arts and University members gathered in the Hagey Hall Hub to share memories, razzing, accolades and plenty of shared laughs honouring Dean Peers’ singular style as a senior administrator and leader.

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