Dean's Message

May 8 was a memorable night for the Faculty of Arts.

It was a time for celebration as we gathered for our annual Awards Night Gala, recognizing an outstanding group of teachers, researchers, staff and students for their achievements over the past year.

And, as we noted in our program that evening, it capped the end of a week that saw one of our distinguished alumni, Rachel Notley (’87 BA), elected Alberta’s 17th premier.

There was, therefore, a great deal of pride in the air at Lister Centre as we honoured more than 60 members of our community, with their family, friends and colleagues looking on. A full list of recipients, as well as a link to the photo album from the evening, is available here.

We were extremely pleased to have Arts alumnus Adam Sweet (’07 BA) as our emcee for the evening. Sweet, who is the Senior Advisor to the President for the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, tackled this rather large and demanding role with a great sense of humour. 

To end the evening, I was also pleased to have an opportunity to say a special thank you to outgoing Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Mickey Adolphson for organizing this event, and in particular, for going above and beyond to make his final year truly memorable.

Congratulations to everyone, and we look forward to next year.

Lesley Cormack
Dean of Arts