Welcome from the Dean
We live in challenging
times. The world is becoming increasingly globalized; technological
innovation continues unabated; and the interaction between human
communities and their environment is ever more complex. How the
challenges we face are met will determine whether life in this country
and on this planet improves or degrades. Our goal in the Faculty of Arts
at Laurier is to contribute to the former and arrest the latter. We
work toward this goal partly through faculty whose research provides
original and exciting insights into the world around us. We also work
toward this goal by offering our students one of the very best Liberal
Arts educations in Canada. Here you will learn to think
critically and in an informed manner about the world around you and to
communicate those thoughts effectively to others; here you will learn
about the past and the present so that you can think and act to ensure a
better future; and here you will find a supportive community
distinguished by intellectual diversity and by a commitment to social
justice and fairness. Generally, in the Faculty of Arts you will have
the opportunity to acquire ways of thinking and acting that will allow
you to become the sort of leaders and innovators in your chosen
occupations and in the broader society that this world sorely needs.
Laurier generally, and the Faculty of Arts in particular, is known for having a heightened sense of community often not found at other universities. I personally very much look forward to meeting and hearing from as many students, faculty and staff as possible and working with you to build upon and strengthen that sense of community.
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at Laurier.
Dr. Michael Carroll, Dean of Arts