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).
The Faculty of Arts, along with the whole campus, welcomes prospective new undergraduate students and their families to UWaterloo this Saturday, March 10. If you haven't already, please register so that we can plan for your arrival.
In the wake of recent acquittals in the murders of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine and the ensuing national discussions, a diverse group of faculty members in Arts and at the the university-colleges are opening their classrooms or hosting teach-ins and conversations during the week of March 5.
The Faculty of Arts held our annual Three Minute Thesis heat late last week with 14 truly outstanding competitors. "The quality of this year's presentations has just blown me away!" tweeted Angela Rooke of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office, who was among the enthusiastic audience filling the room to over-capacity.
The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) announced the release of Cracks in the Liberal International Order: 2018 Global Trends Report – a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Graduate Fellows anthology. The anthology is a compilation of policy briefs prepared by the BSIA masters and doctoral students for officials at Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
UWaterloo scholars challenge millennials to abolish nuclear weapons
In 1992, on the 30th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians Jim Blight and janet Lang organized a remarkable meeting in Havana between Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara, and former aides of Nikita Khrushchev.