Dean's Message

As our summer of rain winds down, I am inspired by a re-energized campus and fresh opportunities to deliver on the Faculty of Arts’ incredible potential to drive change and contribute to the public good.

This includes being responsive to student’s needs and expectations, and so, to ensure that our programs remain relevant and sustainable, I am pleased to announce that a number of exciting projects we’ve been developing are now in place for Fall 2019, including the new BA in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies; an expanded Criminology program; new Certificates in Ethics and Applied Social Science Research; and an enhanced student advising structure within Undergraduate Student Services. 

As you will have noticed, the University of Alberta is actively engaged in implementing a series of security updates on campus. Please know your safety is my primary concern. As we look for ways to strengthen our security infrastructure, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for students, faculty and staff remains an ongoing priority. 

Lastly, please join me at Convocation Hall on Wednesday, September 25 from Noon to 1:30 p.m., for the Dean’s Forum (formerly State of the Faculty) where I will discuss where we are, mid-point, through our Arts Academic Strategic Plan, as well as our priorities and challenges for the upcoming year. I encourage all of you to attend and participate in what I hope will be a meaningful exchange.

I wish you all a wonderful and constructive term

Lesley Cormack
Dean of Arts