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 Attawandaron (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 kilometers on each side of the Grand River. Read more about territorial acknowledgement.


  1. July 13, 2017MFA grad's thesis exhibition envisions an intimate portrait of homedetails from large scale painting display in gallery

    Viewing Jess Lincoln’s art is a bit like stepping into a stranger’s home. A recent exhibition called, An Interior, was a three-sided installation covered in paintings large and small — some of the artist on or under a quilt, others depict objects from a modest home.

  2. July 10, 20172017 Vanier Scholar explores urban design for citizen wellbeingRobin Mazumder

    The research of PhD candidate Robin Mazumder will have important insights and implications for 21st century urban planning – especially for mitigating the negative effects of tall buildings on the wellbeing of citizens.

  3. July 6, 2017Agent of change: student wins provincial award for actions and advocacy to end sexual violenceSarah Wiley

    The Faculty of Arts proudly congratulates student Sarah Wiley for receiving Ontario’s Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Award, a new award to recognize students, student leaders, institutions, college and university community members for their outstanding efforts in sexual violence prevention.

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  1. July 28, 2017Psychology Talks: Mental health in parenting and childhood

    Mental health is an important topic for people of all ages. In this talk we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about child mental health, inlcuding: What is ADHD? When does normal shyness become a problem? What resources exist for children and families? And, what can parents do to foster mental wellbeing in their children?

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