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Monday, November 20, 2017

Renison/Arts Professor Vinh Nguyen wins the Polanyi Prize in Literature

Vinh Nguyen

Just a few days ago the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) announced that Vinh Nguyen, professor of Diaspora Literatures at Renison University College and of English in the Faculty of Arts, has won the 2017 Polanyi Prize in Literature. This is the second Polanyi Prize awarded to a professor in Arts, following Chris Eliasmith's (Philosophy, Systems Design Engineering, Computer Science) NSERC Polanyi Prize two years ago.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More social sciences, humanities, and creative projects funded by SSHRC

Susan Roy lecturing

Congratulations to researchers in the Faculty of Arts who received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants this year. While this news is not actually new internally, the federal government just made the formal announcement of this latest round of grants. So now we have even more to shout out about SSHRC

Friday, November 3, 2017

Professor’s leadership in organization presents opportunity to build on Faculty strengths in communication

Vershawn Young speaking with person at gathering

This fall Vershawn Young, Associate Professor in Speech Communication and English, becomes the newly elected Assistant Chair for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), an international organization dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of writing and communication theory.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A guide to the Hub (mainly for students)

students on sofas working

Dear Arts students, here is an illustrated guide to the Hagey Hall Hub and how you can get the most from this space dedicated first and foremost to student use.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Shout out for SSHRCs: Waterloo ranked #1 again for grants in social sciences and humanities

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council logo

The University of Waterloo is the top “comprehensive” institution for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants once again, according to the latest Maclean’s rankings, after a single year in second place.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

English students put the ‘A’ in STEAM

Facilitators standing while students work on computers

Graduate students in the Department of English hosted visiting high school students at the Games Institute in a workshop entitled ’60 Minutes to Save the World’ as a part of the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), held in Waterloo last week.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Global Engagement seminar invites applications from senior undergraduates

chalkboard with PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE written over and over

This academic year sees the launch of an exciting new opportunity for UWaterloo undergraduate students. Global Engagement is a capstone seminar for outstanding senior undergraduate students who would like the opportunity to use their education and abilities to address questions of pressing global concern.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Indigenization objectives added to Arts Strategic Plan

With unanimous approval by Arts Faculty Council, the Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan 2014-19 has been amended to include objectives focused on indigenization in our teaching, research, and outreach. The objectives and actions are part of a growing commitment by this Faculty, and by other areas of the University of Waterloo, along with many post-secondary institutions in the country, to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 final report, specifically the Calls to Action.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geoff Fong named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Geoff Fong speaking at microphone

Professor of social psychology Geoffrey Fong has received one of Canada’s most distinguished scholarly honours in being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Thursday, August 31, 2017

How reading habits are changing in the digital age

During CBC radio's recent Cross Country Checkup discussion on how reading is changing, guest commentator on the program, Christine McWebb, programs director at Stratford Campus and French Studies professor, discussed the different ways in which digital technology affects us. 

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