Dean's Message

Fall is in the air and campus is coming to life all around us as the new school year gets underway. As I look to the months ahead, I’m reminded once again of how fortunate we are in Arts to be members of this vibrant intellectual and creative community.

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of projects and priorities that come with a new term, but I encourage you to seek out new opportunities and take advantage of everything our community has to offer.

It can be as simple as following our Facebook and Twitter accounts for quick daily updates about what’s going on in Arts. You can sample the offerings of our fine arts departments by attending an art exhibition, concert or play. Or set aside time in your day to attend one of the many events – lectures, conferences, workshops and forums – offered by our departments and institutes.

If you’re a student, stop by the HUB Career Centre to explore the wide variety of careers an Arts degree makes possible or connect with the Community Service-Learning program to find out how you can take your education outside of the classroom.

Amazing things happen in this Faculty every single day; there are more opportunities at our doorstep than I could possibly list here. But know that if you take the step to participate and contribute – to be a proud and engaged member of the Arts community – your life will be enriched in ways you may never have imagined.

A warm welcome back to campus, and all the best for the coming term,

Lesley Cormack
Dean of Arts