Dear Arts & Science undergraduate students,
The countdown continues — nine weekdays to go!
I know students have continuing questions regarding CR/NCR, including how the new CR/NCR options apply if you are taking a course offered by another division (e.g., Daniels/Engineering/UTM/UTSC). We have updated our Student FAQ with an answer to this, and related CR/NCR questions. I would also like to remind you that you can access the Emergency Undergraduate Grant if you need immediate short-term financial relief because of unexpected expenses.
I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you a little more about the Leadership Team in Arts & Science. In addition to our roles as dean, vice-deans and associate deans, we’re also professors who teach and conduct research. In fact, on Tuesdays, we normally step-away from the Dean’s Office for the day and focus on our research — if you’re interested in learning more about our interests, you can read about them here:
- Melanie Woodin, Dean and Professor of Cell & Systems Biology
- Dwayne Benjamin, Vice-Dean Graduate Education and Professor of Economics
- Poppy Lockwood, Vice-Dean Academic Planning and Professor of Psychology
- Jay Pratt, Vice-Dean Research and Infrastructure and Professor of Psychology
- Nick Rule, Interim Vice-Dean Undergraduate and Professor of Psychology
- Jamie Stafford, Vice-Dean Academic Operations and Professor of Statistical Sciences
- Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean Faculty, Academic Life & Equity and Professor of French
- Alana Boland, Associate Dean Teaching & Learning and Professor of Geography & Planning
- Asher Cutter, Associate Dean Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning and Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Given that it is ‘Research Tuesday’ for the Dean’s Office, I spent part of the morning having a virtual Journal Club meeting with the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are members of my lab. While we all would have preferred to meet in person, we did appreciate the return to our weekly routine. I’m hoping you are also finding some normalcy in your routines, which is helping you stay focused on your studying.
Please stay tuned for an email tomorrow regarding summer courses.
Melanie A. Woodin
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto