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Dean’s Message – Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you to the 2023-24 academic year! We are so pleased to see you on campus again and very much hope that you had a good summer break.

We take pride in bringing out the best in our students and providing an environment where you can engage in both your personal and intellectual selves. Whether you are a new or returning student, our faculty and staff are ready to support you in your academic journey and provide you with a meaningful learning experience.

The start of the fall term provides a sense of new beginnings and we have a lot to be excited about and look forward to in our Faculty. This year is of particular significance for us as we have completed the renovation of Winters College. Please stop by when you have a moment to explore the new building and enjoy what it has to offer including new classrooms, more natural light and new communal spaces for students to congregate and collaborate.

You may know we also launched a new Five-Year Plan and that serves as a broad strategic roadmap for the Faculty.  The plan builds on our collective successes and achievements and will provide us with opportunities to creatively engage with our stakeholders and communities.

Over the summer we also launched a new video series to help commemorate the Faculty’s 50th anniversary.

Looking ahead this semester on October 4th is Spirit Day, I hope to see you on campus that day to take part in the many activities planned.

We look forward to connecting with you on-campus and on social media. Please follow us on InstagramX, YouTube and Facebook to stay informed of all that is happening across the Faculty.

Wishing you all a productive and successful academic year.

Dean Robert Savage

Dean Robert Savage
Winters College, Room 223

Appointment Announcement by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton

"Dr. Savage brings significant leadership and international experience to the deanship. He will join York University from University College London, a leading UK research and teaching university, whose Institute of Education has ranked first in Education for the past seven years in the QS World University subject rankings."