Dean's Message

Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, University of Alberta

Another academic year is beginning, and the Faculty of Arts community is getting ready for the busyness of the next few months. 

For those of you who are considering the direction of your next year, remember to not only think about the classes you will take, but the myriad experiential learning opportunities available to you. 
 
In particular, I encourage you to consider our Faculty of Arts Work Experience Co-op Program. This program will provide you with the opportunity to gain paid professional work experience, as well as invaluable knowledge and skills to explore and evaluate future employment opportunities. (You can read more about Arts Work Experience here.)
 
I am very pleased to share with you that this program has received official accreditation from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). Our program joins 36 accredited institutions across Canada and demonstrates our Faculty’s commitment to upholding the recognized standards for co-operative education experiences across the country by providing a positive and enriching experience for students and employers. We already have many reasons to be proud of our Faculty, and now we have one more.
 
I wish you the best for both a positive and productive fall term.

Lesley Cormack
Dean of Arts