Professor James Opp has recently accepted a two-year appointment in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) as Associate Dean (Programs and Awards). His appointment will run until June 30, 2019. Jim will continue to teach in the department this year and will be sharing his Paterson Hall office with our new Instructor Erica Fraser. He will have an office in FGPA (512 Tory) and can be reached there at extension 1809. This appointment extends the duration of Jim’s work at FGPA begun last year as Acting Associate Dean of Student and Postdoctoral Affairs. It is good to see how his administrative ability, on which we have long counted on in the Department, is recognized by the whole University. We wish him well in his new position.