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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Prof. Geoff Hayes and students on WW2 Dutch liberation by Canadians

student kneels by grave

Waterloo history professor Geoffrey Hayes has been researching Canada’s role in the Second World War for more than 30 years, but this year a study tour of Dutch battlefields held special significance.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

English PhD program thrives at 25

tommy mayberry talking

Twenty-five years ago this month, the PhD program in English Language and Literature admitted its first students. Since then, the program has become the second largest PhD in the Faculty of Arts at UWaterloo, with 64 current students, and one of the largest English doctoral programs in the country.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Arts enhances scholarship funding for promising local students

students at orientation smiling and having fun

Faculty of Arts is helping students in Waterloo region get a head start in financing their university studies with a new scholarship that targets incoming undergraduates from local high schools.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Student’s final project goes viral and makes change happen - period.

woman lying in bed with blood spots on pants and sheets

Fourth-year English student Rupi Kaur experienced a very public finale to her undergraduate studies when a project for her Visual Rhetoric course unleashed a media storm. The assignment for ENGL 392B challenged students to engage a critical discussion using non-verbal media.

She created a series of six photos entitled Period. showing common but usually hidden scenes of a woman during her period.

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