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

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 


Currently, there are two ways to communicate with staff in Philosophy: via email and Zoom.

Email: please email staff if you have a question or request that they can respond to relatively quickly, in one or two reply emails. They will reply within at least 24 hours to emails received on a weekday and within 48 hours to an email received on a weekend.

Zoom: please book a Zoom meeting with staff if you have a complex query for them. You can do so using the youcanbookme link provided below. Staff are available for these meetings during the times listed there.

Elisa Kilbourne, Administrative Officer · Office hours: M-F 8:00am-3:30pm · Email: finelb@uwo.ca · Zoom: https://elisa-kilbourne.youcanbook.me; MTW 8:30-10:30am; Th F 12:00-2:00pm

Meghan Magowan, Graduate Program Coordinator · Office hours: M-F 9:00am-4:30pm · Email: m.magowan@uwo.ca · Zoom: https://meghanmagowan.youcanbook.me; M-F 10:30am-12:30pm

Sarah Murdoch, Undergraduate Program Coordinator · Office hours: M-F 8:00am-3:30pm · Email: sdougl29@uwo.ca · Zoom: https://sarahmurdoch.youcanbook.me; M-F 10:00am-12:00pm

Laura Cardozo, Administrative Assistant, Rotman Institute of Philosophy · Office hours: M-F 8:00am-3:30pm · Email: lcardoz@uwo.ca · Zoom: https://lauracardozo.youcanbook.me; MWF 10:00am-12:00pm, T Th 1:00-3:00pm

Deborah Fox, Administrative Assistant, Rotman Institute of Philosophy · Office hours: M-F 9:00am—4:30pm · Email: dfox27@uwo.ca · Zoom: https://dfox27.youcanbook.me; MWF 1:00-3:00pm, T Th 10:00am-12:00pm



Writing Studies: 


French Studies: 


Languages and Cultures: 




School for advanced studies in the arts & humanities (SASAH):


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

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies:  

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.