To all new and returning students, welcome to the 2023/2024 school year at Carleton University!
My name is Anne Bowker, and I have the distinct honour of serving as your interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for this academic year.
Let me take a moment to introduce myself. In addition to my responsibilities as Dean, I also hold a faculty position in the Department of Psychology, where my research interests centre around two main areas – the experiences of emerging adults during their transition to university life and the psychological aspects of menopause, including impacts on relationships, body image and overall well-being.
Being a member of the Carleton community means a lot to me, as a leader, an academic, and as a parent of two Carleton graduates. If you happen to cross paths with me on campus, you might notice that I often have my CU Therapy Dog, Milo, by my side. If you do spot me, please stop and say hello!
While I'm still relatively new in my role as Dean, I've already come to realize that one of the most rewarding aspects of this position is getting to know you, our dynamic students who study across our diverse programs. I would be delighted if you'd share a little bit about your FASS experience with me.
As many of you have already discovered, our Faculty is home to outstanding interdisciplinary scholars, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching that focuses on crucial issues such as social justice, identity, sustainability, mental health, and the power of art and creativity.
Given the nature of many of today's challenges, I believe that perhaps more than ever, the world needs skilled arts and social sciences graduates. Therefore, our mission is to provide you with an enriching learning environment that will equip you to become the innovators, advocates, and leaders of tomorrow.
We are only a week into September, and I am livened by the bustling energy around campus, and I hope you are, too.
As you embark on your 2023/2024 academic journey, please believe in yourself, embrace new opportunities to learn and grow, and get to know your FASS mentors and peers.
We are so proud to have you as a member of FASS, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that our Faculty is a remarkable community to be a part of and one that will support you to meet your vast potential.
I can't wait to see what you'll accomplish this year.
Dr. Anne Bowker Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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