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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. 

  1. May 11, 2023Faculty of Arts launches 2023-2030 strategic plan
    Hagey Hall Hub entrance with ARTS letters on building

    It’s official. Arts has a new strategic plan: A Future for Humanity: Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan 2023–2030. After several years of development and pandemic disruptions, the final — and now, strongly endorsed — plan features three Priorities for Change: Building Connection through Interdisciplinarity; Effecting Social Impact; and Fostering Student Agency.

  2. May 29, 2023Remembering Dr. Palmer Patterson, scholar of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada

    Dr. Palmer Patterson, retired Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, passed away on May 17, 2023.  He was a scholar of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and later in his career of the American South during the post-Civil War period.

  3. May 23, 2023History department remembers former chair as an intelligent and wonderful friend

    Dr. Patrick Harrigan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former two-term chair in the Department of History, passed away on 13 May 2023.  Dr. Harrigan had a long and distinguished career at the University of Waterloo that began in 1969 and continued long after his regular retirement in 2007 as professor emeritus. 

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  1. June 2, 2023Special Presentation: Rock This Town
    Rock This Town Documentary Poster

    Rock This Town brings to life the exciting history of rock music concerts in KW from the 1960s and 1970s with an insider’s look into the local live music scene.

    The documentary was produced by Betty Anne Keller (BA '69), who has extensive history of promoting arts in the Region of Waterloo, first as a concert promoter, and later as a municipal employee.  She still works in the promotion of the local arts scene, with Rock This Town being her latest effort.

  2. June 19, 2023Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research showcase
    Derek Albert and Eugene Kukshinova

    Please join this special Faculty of Arts research presentation featuring our current Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Now in its second year, this postdoctoral program is generously sponsored by the Lupina Foundation and supports the best and brightest researchers addressing the social determinants of health.

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