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Co-directors prepare to take MOTUS II to the stage

MOTUS Event Poster

MOTUS (noun): movement, passion, progress. By definition, MOTUS perfectly encompasses what two recent grads have set out to deliver after graduating from the Fine Arts program.

Fine Artist shows the struggle of building a home in latest installation

Visitors looking at Akkermans' installation

In the summer of 2014, Jennifer Akkermans packed up everything she owned and made the long move from Calgary to Waterloo. This move was not an easy one for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate.

Shattering stigma with creativity

Kimmi's birch wood ink art piece

When students put their talents towards a social good, the results may be monumental. On March 22, students from Stand Up to Stigma came together to spread awareness about mental health through a student art showcase. Dozens of students walking through the Student Life Centre had the chance to revel in these unique creations.

Pencil, paper and loving your body

Kimmi smiling with kids playing in background

Around the world and on campus, activists are constantly challenging the stereotype of what a model should look like. Kimberly Luu is the founder of body-positive figure drawing sessions at the Women’s Centre and a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Started in 2014, the aim of these events is to celebrate the human body in all of its diversity, and to cultivate a safe, fun, and creative space where all body types can be appreciated.

Student graces St. Paul's with six-foot-tall artwork

This art piece may be a tad too large to hang above your bed.

"You Are My ______"

Telling someone what they mean to you can be so powerful. A Fine Arts student decided to turn a class project into wearable art and a community-building initiative.

And the winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo is...


The winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo has been announced!

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