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Friday, May 6, 2022

Professor Anindya Sen appointed Associate Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

Professor Anindya Sen

Professor Anindya Sen (Economics) has been appointed Associate Director of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, a multi- and interdisciplinary research centre with more than 88 research members from across the faculties.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Congrats to Arts 2021 Co-op Student of the Year

For her outstanding work as a marketing associate for a cybresecurity organization, Ingrid Kaffka, a major in English Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication, has been selected 2021 Co-op Student of the Year in the Faculty of Arts.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Dr. George Lamont appointed Teaching Fellow

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to share that we have a new Teaching Fellow, Dr. George Lamont of the Department of English Language and Literature. Lamont is highly regarded for his teaching and holds numerous awards including the 2020 Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching. He joins the other five faculty Teaching Fellows who support excellent teaching within their faculties and also collaborate on a  number of impactful university-wide projects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Remembering artist and professor emeritus Tony Urquhart

Tony Urquhart in studio

Tony Urquhart passed away on January 26 at the age of 87. He was one of Canada’s great artists. As a professor of fine arts at the University of Waterloo from 1972 to 1999, Urquhart is also remembered as a great teacher and a warm and generous man.

Friday, January 21, 2022

History PhD candidate wins AMS Doctoral Completion Award

Lucy Vorobej

Congratulations to Lucy Vorobej, a History PhD candidate, for winning a national Doctoral Completion Award from the Associated Medical Services (AMS) History of Medicine and Healthcare Program.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, Canada Research Chair in Science, Health, and Technology Communication

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher

The Government of Canada has just announced 43 Canada Research Chairs (CRC), including Professor Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher of the Faculty of Arts, who holds the CRC in Science, Health, and Technology Communication. Concurrently announced, Mehlenbacher has also won funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support her research infrastructure.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Professor Geoffrey Fong named Officer of the Order of Canada

Geoffrey Fong

Congratulations to Professor Geoffrey Fong of the Department of Psychology for being appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the nation's highest honours. Fong is the founder and chief principal investigator of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC project), leading a team of more than 150 researchers across 31 countries covering more than half of the world’s population.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Donation establishes Foundation for Palestinian Studies Fund

City lights with palm trees by the sea

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to partner on a new fundraising initiative in support of research and learning focused on Palestinian peace-building, conflict avoidance, co-existence and cultural understanding.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Humanities Theatre closed for renovations and upgrades (and reveals historical gems)

Janelle Rainville on theatre balcony

Over the lockdown(s), the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall quietly changed hands from being centrally managed for all its years of operation to Faculty of Arts management. Given its location and name, many might have assumed the theatre had always lived under the administrative umbrella of Arts, but that’s not the case — until now.

Monday, November 29, 2021

A champion of interdisciplinary learning: Linda Carson, 1960-2021

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Linda Carson. Linda was a Continuing Lecturer at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and a wonderful colleague and friend to many in the Faculty of Arts and at the University.

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