Members of the Faculty of Arts gathered on April 25 in the Hagey Hall Hub, along with University leaders, to celebrate the 2018 Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching, and Research. The annual event - known as Celebration of Arts - also recognizes the many accomplishments of members of the Faculty, from SSHRC grants to Killam fellowships to distinguished teaching.
Since his first day in September 1968, it’s estimated that Professor and Distinguished Teacher John North has taught more than 20,000 students. And while that day stretches back 50+ years, North still remembers it vividly.
The audience at Stratford Campus was in for a glowing treat at this year’s Christie Design Awards, a competition offering third-year Global Business and Digital Arts students access to industry mentorship and leading-edge technology in interactive display.
The Faculty of Arts is very proud to share the news that Professor Colin MacLeod, Chair of Psychology, will receive the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology at a ceremony in June. The award celebrates outstanding Canadian psychologists who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the field in this country and around the world.
Arts shines a little more this week with the announcement of two special awards for members of our Faculty. Among four UWaterloo faculty members recognized with a 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award is Shannon Dea of the Department of Philosophy. And among three student-teachers to receive the award for exceptional student teaching is Quinlan Lee, a senior undergraduate in Economics.
Three original performances will be staged this week in (and around) Theatre of the Arts. UpStart is a biannual one-act play festival, featuring new works written, directed, designed, and performed by students under the mentorship of faculty and staff from the Theatre and Performance program (Department of Drama & Speech Communication).