Dean's Message

Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, University of Alberta

Another academic year has come and gone, and students, faculty and staff are taking advantage of the slower pace of summer to proceed with the next phase of their career, to take the next step in their education or to simply take a well-deserved rest.


For those of you who are considering the direction of your next year with the Faculty of Arts, remember to not only think about the classes you will take, but the myriad experiential learning opportunities available to you in the Faculty of Arts. 


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 recently received official accreditation from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). Our program now 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 restful and productive summer.


Lesley Cormack

Dean of Arts