Stories by and about the people in the Faculty of Arts.


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Saying "yes" to personal growth

A double major in psychology and social development studies (SDS), Abby isn’t afraid to say “yes” to an opportunity that can help her grow as a person.

 

Faculty of Arts student sitting in front of the boar statue.

Let curiosité be your guide

Choosing your university program can feel like a monumental decision. What if you don’t like your major? Or what if you find a new interest along the way? Discovering the answers to those questions is all part of the journey.

 

Honours Arts and Business student Aryan walks through the snow in Canada where he's earning his Bachelor of Arts degree.

And then it snowed

Growing up in India, Aryan imagined studying in North America — somewhere he’d never been. He’d heard about Waterloo, a school known as much for its diversity as its extensive co-op program, and his mind was set.

 

student sitting on stairs outside

Economic reality

Being true to yourself can mean courage, taking risks – and reaping rewards. Just ask Mahtash, now in her fourth year studying in Honours Arts and Business. She’s the first to admit when she arrived at Waterloo she had a strong vision for her future.

 

Communication Arts professor speaks with Bachelor of Arts student during podcast.

Communication is about making meaning

Rather than thinking about communication as the transmission of information from one person to another, Professor Robert Danisch says we need to think of communication as a practical art of producing effects on others.

 

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Reaching into history

Anna, a history major, speaks about her research on the diary of Cameron Hill, a resident of Kitchener who was a flight sergeant with the Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 40 Squadron during World War II.

 
 

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