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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Graduate student highlights intersections of Pride and National Indigenous History

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Benny Skinner, an MA Global Governance student, invites us to celebrate Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month fiercely and in tandem, mindful of the vast contributions to the push for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights by Indigenous peoples.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Congratulations to our newest PhDs!

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Completing a doctoral degree is an incredible accomplishment and academic milestone. Countless hours attending seminars, writing exams, TAing, RAing, teaching courses, conducting research and participating in the dissertation defense have led to this exciting moment—degree completion. On behalf of the Faculty of Arts, congratulations to our newest cohort of Doctors of Philosophy!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Celebrating class of 2021 Bachelors of Arts

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This week the Faculty of Arts proudly celebrates our undergraduate class of 2021 who will receive a total 1,354 bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificates on Saturday, June 19, during our virtual convocation ceremony. As part of our celebrations, we warmly congratulate the distinguished undergraduates receiving special awards and honours. 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Waterloo AI Institute announces new co-directors

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It may seem like an announcement way beyond the Faculty of Arts, but it really is not. The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute is pleased to share the news of their new co-directors — professors Jimmy Lin and Vijay Ganesh — with all six faculties because all six are part of this important interdisciplinary centre. Just have a look at the Arts research members in Waterloo.ai.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Professor Geoffrey Fong’s research leadership honoured by Canadian Cancer Society

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The Canadian Cancer Society has just announced that Professor Geoffrey Fong is the 2021 recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize for outstanding research achievements in cancer control in Canada. The prize recognizes Fong’s leadership of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project).

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Arts researchers lead new quantum projects

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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) just announced two new projects supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund led by researchers in Psychology and English that aim to make quantum concepts more easily understood.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Arts graduate students are 2021 GRADFlix champs

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Big congrats to four Arts graduate students whose short research videos made the 2021 GRADFlix finals. That's not all. During last week's livestreamed Showcase of the top 25 video submissions from across the University, the top three winners include two of our students: Anna Murynka (MA candidate, Psychology) took first place for her video “Mediums for self-help" and Ben Szoller (PhD candidate, Religious Studies) placed third for his video “Catholic social and ecological teaching in Canadian farming communities.”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Arts launches Lupina Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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The Faculty of Arts is very pleased to launch a new postdoctoral program that is made possible by the generous support of the Lupina Foundation — a Canadian charitable organization committed to research and innovation in health and societal issues.

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