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. Jan. 15, 2020Alumni-founded Sentinel Project works to prevent genocide
    Christoper Tuckwood works with local people in Kenya

    Combining innovative tech with on-the-ground expertise, The Sentinel Project works to prevent mass atrocities across the globe.

  2. Jan. 9, 2020Anthropology research finds deforestation is changing animal communication
    Howler Monkey in Costa Rican forest

    Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study led by Laura Bolt, an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology. The research offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas, particularly areas changed by human activity.

  3. Dec. 17, 2019Digital storytelling for truth and reconciliation
    Heather George speaking with child on her lap

    Students in a fall 2019 Digital Arts Communication course on digital storytelling produced three beautiful and compelling short documentaries around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation on Turtle Island.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2020Social class patterns in child-rearing and current debates on ‘good parenting’ in Germany

    Please join the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies for a talk by visiting lecturer, Frederick de Moll, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Luxembourg.

  2. Jan. 24, 2020You've Come A Long Way Baby! Or Have You? (lecture by Dean Sheila Ager)
    Sheila Ager

    Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts and Professor of Classical Studies, argues that, when it comes to the status of women, the ancient world is not as far away as one might think.

  3. Jan. 29, 2020Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jean Becker
    Illustratraion of Jean Becker

    Meet Jean Becker, UWaterloo’s first director of Indigenous initiatives, in conversation with Lori CampbellOver many years, Jean has built reciprocal and respectful relationships between post-secondary institutions and Indigenous communities, and now we’re so lucky to have her back on campus.

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