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. Sep. 17, 2019Celebrating two more Early Researcher Award holders in Arts

    Fifteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive $2 million from the provincial government to advance Ontario’s knowledge-based economy -- including Allison Kelly, a professor of psychology, and Jessica Thompson, a professor of fine arts. The Early Researcher Awards program recognizes promising new researchers with $140,000 each to build a research team. Read about the research plans of professors Kelly and Thompson.

  2. Sep. 11, 2019Giving back through teaching, advocacy, mental health support and collaboration
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    Graduate school flies by in a flurry of seminars, dissertation chapters and conference papers. While it may feel fast-paced, that time frame is crucial for students to build up their curriculum vitae and gain skills and experience suitable for future academic or industry roles.

  3. Sep. 10, 2019Professor Siemerling named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Winfried Siemerling

    The Faculty of Arts is proud to share that Professor Winfried Siemerling of the Department of English Language and Literature is among five University of Waterloo researchers who have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), just announced today.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2019GRAD Talks - featuring Arts doctoral students
    Christin Taylor and Brittany Etmanski

    Join Waterloo's Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello at this Grad Talks event exploring the role of the university in today's world, featuring Brittany Etmanski, PhD Candidiate, Sociology and Legal Studies, and Christin Taylor, PhD Candidate English Language and Literature.

  2. Oct. 8, 2019Corpora of spoken German: ‘Hidden treasures’ and their potential uses

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies welcomes Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) for a talk on her work with corpora of spoken German. The “Archive of Spoken German” at IDS in Mannheim is comprised of a large corpora of audio and video recordings from different periods and settings, ranging from biographical interviews, everyday interactions, to spoken academic discourse.

  3. Oct. 9, 2019100 Debates on the Environment
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    The Department of Political Science is the local host for this country-wide initiative: 100 non-partisan all-candidate debates on the environment will be happening all across Canada before the October 21 election. Join us on campus in Theatre of the Arts with the Waterloo riding candidates!

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