News archive - 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Professor Geoffrey Fong named Officer of the Order of Canada

Geoffrey Fong

Congratulations to Professor Geoffrey Fong of the Department of Psychology for being appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the nation's highest honours. Fong is the founder and chief principal investigator of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC project), leading a team of more than 150 researchers across 31 countries covering more than half of the world’s population.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Donation establishes Foundation for Palestinian Studies Fund

City lights with palm trees by the sea

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to partner on a new fundraising initiative in support of research and learning focused on Palestinian peace-building, conflict avoidance, co-existence and cultural understanding.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Humanities Theatre closed for renovations and upgrades (and reveals historical gems)

Janelle Rainville on theatre balcony

Over the lockdown(s), the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall quietly changed hands from being centrally managed for all its years of operation to Faculty of Arts management. Given its location and name, many might have assumed the theatre had always lived under the administrative umbrella of Arts, but that’s not the case — until now.

Monday, November 29, 2021

A champion of interdisciplinary learning: Linda Carson, 1960-2021

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Linda Carson. Linda was a Continuing Lecturer at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and a wonderful colleague and friend to many in the Faculty of Arts and at the University.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Remembering Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson, 1947-2021

Wendy Mitchinson in garden

Distinguished Professor Emerita Wendy Mitchinson of the Department of History died on October 23, 2021. A pioneering women’s historian, she joined the University of Waterloo with tenure in 1985 and held the Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History from 2006 to 2013.

“Wendy was a trailblazer and valued colleague,” says Professor Dan Gorman, Department of History chair. “Her legacy is apparent in the many graduate students with whom she worked, and who are now pursuing careers both outside and within the academy.”

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