Dean's Message

Summers fly, winters walk, and that is certainly true this year.

And yet, even as summer winds down, I look forward to a re-energized campus with the arrival of our new and returning students, faculty and staff. Welcome back, and welcome to what will be an exciting fall term in the Faculty of Arts!  

After years of innovative thinking and consultation about who the faculty is — and what it could become — Arts introduced changes that deliver on our incredible potential to drive change, to be more responsive to student needs and expectations, and to contribute to the public good. 

This includes a new five-year academic strategic plan, an enhanced honors program, broader experiential learning opportunities and revisions to the BA that will give our students the flexibility to create their own unique path.

All of these initiatives capture the energy that comes from being not only a confident and diverse faculty, but an engine of transformation.

I wish you all a wonderful and productive term.

Lesley Cormack
Dean of Arts