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Monday, March 27, 2017

Climate change: How artists inspire cultural change

Julie Sperling mosaic

Novelists like Margaret Atwood and photographers like Edward Burtynsky educate society about our changing environment, says Imre Szeman, who is cross-appointed in the departments of English Language & Literature and Drama & Speech Communication

Monday, March 20, 2017

Philosophy PhD student awarded runner-up prize at university-level 3MT finals

Andria Bianchi competes at the Arts 3MT

Andria Bianchi's research focuses on questions of sexual consent among those with dementia

Monday, March 13, 2017

Preview: Unconscious Curriculum tackles the ‘monster subject’

posting showing students sitting in lecture theatre

In a Waterloo Regional Record preview article on Unconscious Curriculum, which opens this week in Theatre of the Arts, director Prof. Andy Houston and student-actor Abbi Longmire describe how the challenging project  evolved over many months of research and collaboration.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day: alum's poetry makes a difference

Rupi Kaur in white dress reading from script

What does it feel like to be a woman in 2017? The extraordinarily successful poetry collection by Rupi Kaur BA'15, milk and honey, goes beyond words and speaks volumes to the complex experiences of young women today.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Accounting and finance student, alumnus on winning social venture team

Epoch team

The team behind a Waterloo-based startup that helps refugees once they’ve settled in Canada has won the Hult Prize regional competition in London, England.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Professor Wiedman examines gender bias in accounting publishing

Christine Wiedman

If a female accounting professor co-authors a scholary paper with men, does she get the same credit as the male co-authors?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Professor's prize-winning book offers new insights on black history and literature in Canada

old handwritten text detail

When Winfried Siemerling begins his undergraduate courses in black Canadian Literature, he asks his students whether they’re aware that slavery is part of Canada’s history. Of twenty-five students, about five say yes.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Arts Three Minute Thesis draws crowds

Andria Bianchi

Two students will go on to university-level competition

With topics as far-ranging as video games, urban design, refugees and the Franklin Expedition, graduate students from across the Faculty of Arts enthralled the audience at the Three Minute Thesis competition, held on Feb. 8 and 9. The departments of English Language and Literature, Psychology, Religious Studies, Germanic and Slavic Studies, History, Philosophy, Anthropology and the Balsillie School of International Affairs were all represented.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Class project becomes redesigned Stratford Police website

Stratford campus atrium with student project showcase event

Students who worked as a team in a Global Business and Digital Arts course last year can now see their research and design efforts live and used everyday by the public.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lecture by visiting scholar offers lessons of the Holocaust for modern times

huge pile of old leather shoes

The lessons of history present a critical opportunity to save us from ourselves, says Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University.