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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Professor Sarah Tolmie shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

Sarah Tolmie

The Faculty of Arts is very proud to congratulate Professor Sarah Tolmie, who has been shortlisted for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize—Canada’s most prestigious honour for works of poetry, and the world’s largest prize for a first edition collection of poetry written in English.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame: a monument of religion, history, architecture, art, literature

side view of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

"In the very heart of Paris, on a small island surrounded by the Seine River, Notre-Dame de Paris has been the witness of the religious, intellectual, and political life of the capital of France." 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Psychology grad students extend research on receptivity to pseudo-profound BS

clouds in blue sky

A new study led by two PhD students in psychology found that people who tend to see patterns where none exist were more likely to endorse statements that sound profound but are actually meaningless.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Liberal Studies now an Honours program

Effective September 2019, the Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies) degree will become available as an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sheila Ager named Dean of Arts

Sheila Ager

The University of Waterloo has appointed Sheila Ager as the next dean of the Faculty of Arts. A faculty member at Waterloo since 1987, Professor Ager is a full professor in the Department of Classical Studies and currently serves as interim chair for the Department of Fine Arts. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Arts professors recognized with Distinguished Teaching Awards

the university mace at convocation

This week, the 2019 Distinguished Teacher Awards were announced at Senate and we're proud to see Arts professors are two of the four recipients! The awards will be officially presented at Convocation this June.

Monday, March 25, 2019

What's your flood risk? Prof. Daniel Henstra offers policy tools to mitigate risk

spring flood plain

Flooding is Canada’s most common and costly natural hazard. A new policy brief co-authored by Professor Daniel Henstra of the Department of Politial Science offers a framework to help city officials protect their residents and mitigate flood risk.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Celebrating our Co-op Students of the Year

Krista Duncan

Congratulations to Krista Duncan, Speech Communication major and winner of one of Waterloo’s 2018 Co-op Students of the Year awards. That's not all. Congratulations also go to Jenny Hoang, MAcc candidate, and Arts first Co-op Problem Award winner.

Friday, March 15, 2019

60 Arts graduate students hone analytic skills at inaugural MPS Policy Datafest

Datafest competitors in theatre

While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it. Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says economics professor Anindya Sen, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Creating comics, creating change: graphic novelist David A. Robertson visits campus this week

David Alexander Robertson speaking

David Robertson will speak about his work to educate and entertain through the format of the graphic novel and other multi-media artistic collaborations. I've dedicated my writing career to educating people about First Nations cultures… It should be no surprise that, since I read them so much as a kid, I've chosen to do this work primarily through comics.”

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