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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”