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 are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.


  1. May 25, 2017History matters: new book reveals homeopathy as phenomenon of its timedetail from old illustration of poppy plants

    Though she grows her own herbs for tinctures, Professor Alice Kuzniar is not a proponent of the alternative medical practice of homeopathy. “I see myself as an intellectual historian,” says the author of The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism

  2. May 23, 2017Radicalization starts with teen identity crisis for some youth, says Sociology professorSyrian rubble

    Discrimination and poverty aren’t the only factors behind the radicalization of youth who leave home to fight in Syria, says Lorne Dawson

  3. May 16, 2017Alumnus speaks on the impact of philosophy in her lifeRose Sherwood speaking at podium

    Rose Sherwood (BA '07, MA '09) spoke at the annual Philosophy Awards Ceremony about how philosophy has made a difference in her life.

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  1. May 30, 2017The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligenceeven poster with robot

    Join the second Beyond 60 | GradTalks event where doctoral students explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives.

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