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Bessma Momani lecturing

A thriving research culture

Waterloo Arts is home to a vibrant research culture in the humanities, social sciences, and creative arts. Whether examining the multi-faceted forces of globalization, exploring new approaches to inter-cultural dialogue, or pushing the frontiers of digital media production, Arts researchers at Waterloo are contributing their insights, creativity, and commitment to some of the most pressing issues and exciting opportunities of our time.  

Outstanding achievements

Waterloo ranks among Canada's top universities for success in securing Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council research grants, according to Maclean's magazine. Waterloo Arts researchers also receive funding from the other major federal granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Canada Foundation for Innovation), as well as from provincial, foundation, and private-sector grants and contracts. Outstanding achievements in Arts have been recognized with major academic awards and honours, including the Killam Prize, Molson Prize, Trudeau Foundation Fellowships, and memberships in the Royal Society of Canada.