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Thursday, July 13, 2017

MFA grad's thesis exhibition envisions an intimate portrait of home

details from large scale painting display in gallery

Viewing Jess Lincoln’s art is a bit like stepping into a stranger’s home. A recent exhibition called, An Interior, was a three-sided installation covered in paintings large and small — some of the artist on or under a quilt, others depict objects from a modest home.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Vanier Scholar explores urban design for citizen wellbeing

Robin Mazumder

The research of PhD candidate Robin Mazumder will have important insights and implications for 21st century urban planning – especially for mitigating the negative effects of tall buildings on the wellbeing of citizens.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Agent of change: student wins provincial award for actions and advocacy to end sexual violence

Sarah Wiley

The Faculty of Arts proudly congratulates student Sarah Wiley for receiving Ontario’s Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Award, a new award to recognize students, student leaders, institutions, college and university community members for their outstanding efforts in sexual violence prevention.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Inside The Games Institute - a photo story

two young people laughing in Games Institute

Researchers at The Games Institute come from a range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, engineering and computer science, to study the past, present and future of games.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

Visualization of website links across the Web

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Medieval studies prof Steven Bednarski wins teaching innovation award

Steven Bednarski

The line between research and teaching is intentionally blurred for Professor Steven Bednarski, whose students are as passionate about scholarship and dissemination as he is.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sixty Years of Innovation: Celebrating Professor Pat Rowe’s groundbreaking leadership in psychology

Pat Rowe holding award between colleagues

When Pat Rowe, Professor Emerita of psychology, first arrived with her husband, Philip Bryden, at the University of Waterloo in 1963, it was just “one or two new buildings in a muddy field,” she says, “but the place conveyed a sense of excitement, energy and challenge not found in more traditional institutions.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Faculty of Arts takes to the Convocation stage today

convocation auditorium

The third Convocation ceremony this week takes place at 10:00 a.m. today. 677 undergraduates, 138 Master's, and 24 PhDs will graduate this morning.  John North, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, will bear the mace. Birgit Moscinski will sing the national anthem. Follow along with the livestream.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We need to understand our shared history, says Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson with Waterloo, students, faculty and staff

UWaterloo's 60th anniversary convocation lecture was delivered by Roberta Jamieson, one of Canada’s important visionaries and leaders. Hosted in partnership with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Arts, Ms. Jamieson addressed “Education and Reconciliation, the Path to Canada’s Future”.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Global Governance graduate's career takes off in Indonesia

Ryan Haughton with Komunto staff

Ryan Haughton consults on natural resource management for the United Nations Development Programme in Jakarta, but he also makes time to explore and learn more about the people and cultures of Southeast Asia. 

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