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Dean's Welcome










It is an honour for me to be joining McGill University, as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and as a Professor of Philosophy. As we now return to in person activities, I look forward to working with a dedicated team of Associate Deans, faculty, staff and students to move our Faculty forward into McGill’s third century.

The Faculty of Arts was founded nearly 180 years ago and is one of the largest at McGill with 15 departments, 4 schools and 4 institutes in addition to interdisciplinary programs, various research centres and affiliated units. With over 8000 students and 300 faculty members from Québec, Canada, and over 100 different countries, the Faculty of Arts plays a central role in university life. Our diverse community encompasses a wide spectrum of research interests and innovative scholarship with both a local and a global reach.

Equity, diversity and inclusion, are explicitly connected to our educational mission. The Faculty of Arts is active in several initiatives to advance this: the Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In connection to McGill’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism, we are welcoming new scholars, students, research programs and pedagogical changes across disciplines and in collaboration with the larger community across campus.

Students in our Faculty gain the opportunity to learn from professors who are leaders in the humanities, social sciences, public policy, information sciences, social work and religious studies. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer a range of opportunities for focused study as well as experiential learning. Our students also benefit from an extensive internship program that proposes diverse international modes of studying and working.

Our mission is firmly rooted in providing students with the tools to grow into critically thinking, imaginative individuals with a strong commitment to civic engagement. Our Arts community is bound by the commitment to education and the pursuit of knowledge with a shared conviction of the importance of the arts towards improving the world we live in.









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