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Friday, June 15, 2018

More ups and downs for Hub elevator – but in a good way

The Hagey Hub glass elevator

Coincidence? We think not. No sooner had our dean, Douglas Peers, called out the infamous Hagey Hub elevator in his convocation address than it was up and running the next day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

GBDA students win Royal Society of Arts Design Award

student and professor at Stratford Campus

Over 700 students from across the globe participated this year’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, responding to complex design challenges in the name of social good.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Arts alumnus takes on odd jobs to raise money for cystic fibrosis

Mike Farwell

Arts alumnus Mike Farwell takes on odd jobs during May to raise fund for cystic fibrosis research. See his story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Celebrating 2018 Arts Awards for Excellence

recipients of the 2018 Arts Awards

Members of the Faculty of Arts gathered on April 25 in the Hagey Hall Hub, along with University leaders, to celebrate the 2018 Arts Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching, and Research. The annual event - known as Celebration of Arts - also recognizes the many accomplishments of members of the Faculty, from SSHRC grants to Killam fellowships to distinguished teaching. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Professor John North celebrates 50 years as faculty member

John North at convocation carrying the UWaterloo ceremonial mace

Since his first day in September 1968, it’s estimated that Professor and Distinguished Teacher John North has taught more than 20,000 students. And while that day stretches back 50+ years, North still remembers it vividly.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Arts and whole university mourn sudden loss of student

Football player Lam Diing on the field

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of student Lam Diing, who died tragically early Sunday morning in Kitchener.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Students win Christie® Design Awards for 3D projection mapping

still of projection mapping

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Psychology’s chair honoured for lifetime contributions

Colin MacLeod

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Celebrating a Distinguished Teacher and an Exceptional Student-teacher

Shannon Dea

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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

UpStart 2018: Festival of Innovative Theatre opens March 14

two actors lying on stage with chalked numbers

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).

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