Dean's Message

Last night, the Faculty of Arts celebrated the achievements of its faculty, staff and students at our annual awards night, A Celebration of Excellence in the Faculty of Arts. Although I was personally unable to attend, I spent some time this week reviewing the extensive list of award winners. Once again, I am in awe of the many achievements of our people.

From our newly-announced staff awards, to the campus-wide awards recognizing outstanding teaching and research, to the impressive national awards our faculty garnered in the last year, the talent, creativity and dedication of our members is something to be proud of.

It is moments like this that remind me the impact the Faculty of Arts has on our local and global community, whether it’s making discoveries that will change the world, inspiring the leaders of tomorrow in our classrooms and labs, or ensuring that our university continues to run as efficiently as possible so faculty can continue their teaching and research.

I would like to offer not only my congratulations to each and every one of our winners last night, but my sincere thanks. And I would like to extend this gratitude to every member of this great faculty that is proudly and unapologetically changing our world for the better.

Acting Dean of Arts
Lise Gotell