Faculty of Arts & Humanities COVID-19 Updates


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September 17, 2020

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will follow Western protocols and halt all non-academic activities on campus until further notice.

We are returning to Phase 3 of our return to campus plan:
- academic activity, including in person classes will continue;
- departmental activity will continue as planned;
- and faculty and graduate student access to offices will also continue.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Return to Campus Plan 

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities Return to Campus Plan is to serve as a guide for faculty, graduate students and staff to be able to return to campus. It is the expectation that this plan will require revision as conditions change or unintended consequences reveal themselves.

Our primary goal is the safety of our community. Ultimately, reducing the risk of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 will be the focus going forward and the considerations below are aligned with the University’s recommendations on how to do so.

Virtual Operations

Office Hours:

The Dean’s Office will be physically open Monday to Friday with reduced hours from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Dean Milde, and Jamy Brodt, Director of Administration, will be in the office each day. All Dean’s Office staff will also be available virtually to respond to emails during normal working hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

All Department offices within the Faculty will be operating virtually with no staff physically in the office.

For Department Inquiries Please Contact:

Academic Counselling: For general inquiries, please contact: arts@uwo.ca The Arts & Humanities Academic Counselling office will continue to address your academic questions via email. Please contact EITHER Ben Hakala (bhakala@uwo.ca) OR Amanda Green (agreen8@uwo.ca).
*Please do not contact both Counsellors at the same time as this slows down response rates. Thank you for your patience.

Classical Studies: The Department of Classical Studies will be virtually open M-F from 8:30-4:00pm. For Undergraduate Inquiries please email Erin Woolnough at ewoolno@uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111 ext 83045, for Graduate inquiries email Kathleen Beharrell kbeharr@uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111 ext 84520. In-person appointments can be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursdays by emailing classics@uwo.ca 

English: uenglish@uwo.ca 

Writing Studies: writing@uwo.ca

French Studies: french@uwo.ca

Languages and Cultures: umll@uwo.ca

Linguistics: linguistics-ah@uwo.ca

Philosophy: finelb@uwo.ca (general)

Rotman Institute of Philisophy: dfox27@uwo.ca

SASAH: sasah@uwo.ca

Visual Arts: For current Department of Visual Arts updates, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/visarts/covid19.html For general inquiries, contact: visarts@uwo.ca

Women's Studies & Feminist Research: 

Technical Services

Technical Services for Arts & Humanities will be available Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM for on campus and/or remote support during business hours. If you have issues that require additional support, arrangements will be made. 

Email: artstech@uwo.ca

Media support services are available on campus and/or remotely.
Sign out is currently closed. Specific arrangements may be possible, please contact Greg De Souza gdesouz@uwo.ca for details.

Film Library
The Film Library is open on a limited basis for screenings. Films cannot be signed out at this time. If possible, please arrange for screening time in advance. Contact Rachel Gunn rgunn4@uwo.ca for details.


The Arts & Humanities Academic Counselling Office is currently closed to in-person appointments. We will continue to address your academic questions via email. Please contact EITHER Ben Hakala (bhakala@uwo.ca) OR Amanda Green (agreen8@uwo.ca). 

*Please do not contact both Counsellors at the same time as this slows down response rates. Thank you for your patience.

For general inquiries, please contact: arts@uwo.ca