"So what can you do with an Arts Degree?” I get asked that all the time (I wish I had a nickel….). My answer is the simple truth: you can do just about anything with an Arts degree. From bank president to performing artist, teacher to fund manager, politician to communications specialist, and everything in between and beyond. No one knows this truth better than you – our alumni – because you are living it every day. We would love to have you help us answer the great Arts question by sharing your story of life with an Arts Degree from Western. Send us a letter, an email, send us your pictures, your videos, your tweets. We would love to hear from you.
The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is developing a School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities (SASAH for short). The School will allow us to harness and showcase the exceptional teaching and research talent that we have in the Faculty. Our plan is to start by attracting Canada’s top undergraduate students into a program that combines interdisciplinary study, experiential learning, international experiences, volunteer opportunities and extracurricular academic engagement. SASAH will also provide a catalyst for academic collaborations and cutting edge research projects. All of this supports the Faculty’s goal to become the destination of choice for top students and scholars from Canada and abroad.
A personal note:
I began my five year term as Dean of the Faculty on July 1, 2012. Prior to that, I was the Acting Dean for 18 months, and I had the pleasure of meeting with some of our alumni and hearing their stories first hand. I look forward to meeting many more of you in the years to come – you are vital members of our Arts and Humanities community. Please feel free to contact me, or our Alumni & Development Officer, Jessica Schagerl if you would like to pass on any news or questions. And I hope that I will see many of you at our upcoming Alumni events.