It’s hard to believe that a new academic year is upon us! We are looking forward to grand times here in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). We have seven new energetic tenure-track faculty members here this year, adding extra excitement to our project to provide high calibre, research-infused teaching for our students. We continue to be recognized for our strong research - and, on this, we are particularly proud to be part of the successful joint CFREF application (lending our expertise in sustainable coastal communities) and full partners in the University COASTS initiative. And two of our faculty members have just won President’s awards for community engagement. That’s just for starters. A few new, and a few time-honoured, events this year will be: the HSS graduate students’ Kitchen Party and opening of our Students Commons this month; the Dean’s List evening in early November; the Sparks literary festival in January; our Fine Crowd celebration of research in March; and our “HSS on…” event, focusing this year on the theme of food, beginning with wise words from Kristie Jameson of Food First NL. Can’t wait to have you join us!
Dr. Lynne Phillips, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences