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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 fine, performing and media arts.
Through our diverse range of research, teaching, and learning, we contribute positive social impacts in a culturally complex and technologically driven world. Aligned with the University of Waterloo’s strengths in work-integrated learning, Arts prepares students for life and for work with skills and values that emphasize the welfare of individuals, communities, and the environments in which we live.
The Faculty of Arts is delighted to announce the 2023 recipients of our annual alumni awards, Chris Williams (BA ’91 Fine Arts) and Sara J. Cumming (PhD ’14 Sociology).
Congratulations to three Faculty of Arts members who have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists: Dr. Igor Grossmann (Psychology), Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae (Communication Arts), and Dr. Nicole Nolette (French Studies).
Just announced by the Government of Canada, Dr. Lai-Tze Fan's CRC program of research encourages and enhances equity, diversity, and inclusion in AI design and will help to improve technological literacy.
Chris Williams, BA ’91 (Fine Arts), is a Canadian animator, film director, screenwriter and voice actor who has directed many animated movies and worked many beloved films of the last three decades --Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Frozen, to name a few. Big Hero 6, which Chris directed, and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Other films which were nominated for Oscars included Bolt (for Best Animated Feature) and Moana (for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song).
Join our annual Celebration of Arts in Hagey Hall Hub. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited!
The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, professor, writer, and activist who holds the Faculty of Arts Professorship in Indigenous Knowledge and Aesthetics at the University of Manitoba.