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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.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Life in Italy during the lockdown

Piazza in Bologna, Italy with people in it before lockdown

As Italy plans to slowly ease the country’s seven-week lockdown, Arts alum Esmeralda da Conceicao shares her experiences of living in the northern city of Bologna before and during the pandemic. "I would like Canadians reading this story to feel solidarity by uniting as a community." 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Going virtual with remote PhD defences

laptop and desktop on desk

During this extraordinary time of physical distancing in our community, new measures have been established to shift academia to online delivery. One of the most important milestones for PhD students is their in-person dissertation defence, which represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to their research.

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