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Ideas and action

The Faculty of Arts is a large and 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.

  1. Sept. 28, 201624-year-old Arts alumnus creates award for undergraduates

    “We need to create communities where we’re all helping each other,” says Arts alumnus Michael Robson. Last June, he put that statement into action by starting an award for undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. He pledged $10,000 of his own money over five years to build the Collective Movement Award, which supports students involved in the African, Caribbean or black communities.

  2. Sept. 26, 2016Philosophy Prof. Heather Douglas tells CBC how public can push science innovationHeather Douglas

    Professor Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, told CBC radio's The 180 this weekend that gaps in public understanding or support of science and technology can  force the scientific community to be more rigorous and innovative. Read or hear the full story on CBC.

  3. Sept. 23, 2016Psychology study on bullsh_t wins Ig Nobel prize at Harvard UniversityGordon Pennycook

    Congratulations to the team of doctoral graduates and professors from the Department of Psychology for winning the infamous Ig Nobel Peace Prize for their study published last year, “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.”

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  1. Sept. 29, 2016A Moment in Time: remembering the night Star Trek first airedGames Institute Brown Bag Lunch series logo

    Director of The Games Institute, Prof. Neil Randall discusses anticipating and experiencing the first episode of Star Trek, broadcast September 8, 1966, along with the cultural impact the series has had across videogames and other media since its inception.

  2. Sept. 29, 2016Equity Office presents: Sexual Violence, Social Justice and CompassionRachel Griffin

    The Equity Office in collaboration with campus partners, is hosting a guest lecture, "Sexual Violence, Social Justice and Compassion" by Rachel Alicia Griffin, PhD.

  3. Oct. 5, 2016Noon Hour Concert: Tableaux & Trio

    This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Selections from Trio, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.

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