The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our actions toward reconciliation take place through our research, teaching, learning, and community events, with guidance from the University’s Indigenous Initiatives Office.
With more than 200 visitors over two days, the 2019 GES Program Summit was a huge success! This year's theme, Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence, engaged the Waterloo community in important conversations about the impacts of Artificial Intelligence, such as automation of jobs, corporate ownership, biases of algorithms and privacy concerns.
Students contributed toward the development of meaningful responses to these timely global issues with Interactive Exhibitions and Project Presentations.
A big thank you to our Guest Speakers, the 2019 Jarislowsky Fellows, Instructors and Students for your hard work in making the GES Program Summit a success!