News archive - 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Choose your Arts background for meetings and classes

Dana Porter Library and Arts Quad

Spring term is one of our favourite times of year! While we can't be together on campus this year, we found some background photos in our archives to bring a little UWaterloo Arts home with us. (After all, who isn't spending more time online thanks to online classes, meetings and social gatherings?)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Taylor Legere, Arts Co-op Student of the Year (2019)

Taylor Legere in a natural area

Congratulations to Arts and Business student Taylor Legere for being selected Co-op Student of the Year (Arts). For her eight-month Winter/Spring 2019 work term, Taylor served as an Operations Coordinator at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation in UWaterloo’s Faculty of Environment.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A virtual (yet genuine) celebration of the 2020 Arts Awards

Arts Awards sculptures lined up

The Faculty of Arts committe for honours and awards recently selected 11 recipients for the 2020 Arts Awards for excellence in service, teaching, and research. While the annual Celebration of Arts event to present the awards is postponed due to you-know-what*, we invite the whole Arts community to raise a virtual toast to our accomplished colleagues - and student!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Economics professors comment on post-pandemic road to recovery

Since the COVID-19 lockdown, the University of Waterloo has released a steady stream of media advisories with Waterloo experts on all aspects of the pandemic -- and many of these feature experts in the Faculty of Arts. Last week included a Q and A with Joel Blit on re-starting the economy, and this week includes a Q and A with Mikal Skuterud on labour data, CERB, and jobs.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Pandemic amplifies relevance of Global Engagement Seminar

Edward Burtynsky teaching students

Among the 975 Faculty of Arts courses that had to pivot to online delivery in mid-March was ARTS 490 – the Global Engagement Seminar (GES) – an interdisciplinary undergraduate course for students from across campus.

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