Deans go to the theatre and music too
Deans read books too (though not as many as we’d like)
It’s the holiday season and in my house, no surprise, books are a frequent gift. I love the idea of a Christmas tradition where people exchange books on Christmas Eve. In Iceland, it’s called “Jolabokaflod” or “Yule book flood.” I read a lot of philosophy and academic writing about universities and governance. Fiction feels like a treat.
Come celebrate with us!
Please join friends & colleagues at the College of Arts 50th Anniversary Research celebration in which we will announce teaching awards and kick off the festive holiday season! It’s being held Thursday, November 14th 2019, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. University Club, 5th Floor UC RSVP to Jane Hawkes, COA.DeansOffice@uoguelph.ca by November 7, 2019
Improving life in the College of Arts #ArtsImproveLife
At the University of Guelph we have a simple way of expressing the core of what we do. It’s “Improve Life.”
Welcome Back Arts Gryphons!
As we enter the third full week of classes, I think I’m ready to pause, catch my breath, and wish you a warm “Welcome back!” It’s been a very busy start of term. Each September I sort of wonder whether September just feels busy in comparison with August’s leisurely pace. But no, it’s just that busy. I’m just now catching my breath and getting back to my blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Should deans teach? This fall I’m returning to the classroom and trying it out
One question I often get asked as Dean is whether I still teach. I started my term as Dean of the College in January 2018. There was no question of teaching that first term. No one even asked about it.
What I did on my summer vacation
I started as Dean of the College of Arts at Guelph in January 2018. As many of you know I moved here from another university down the road. I was a professor there for 24 and a half years.
Summer in the city
Samantha Brennan (Dean, College of Arts)