Dean's letter: Going digital has not shut doors

In this month’s 'Innovatus,' I’m excited to share some of the groundbreaking work happening at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). As we near the one-year anniversary of moving to remote learning, I am incredibly grateful to our extraordinary staff, faculty and students. They have shown innovation and creativity, while troubleshooting new and unexpected challenges.

JJ McMurtry

JJ McMurtry

In this issue you will learn more about some the remarkable work our teams have been focusing on, including the development of new, innovative ways to approach e-learning througdigital games and experiences. 

Our experiential education team is also hard at work, providing virtual opportunities to students. Going digital has not shut doors, rather opened new possibilities. Learn more about some of the projects to help bring industry experts into the classroom.  

LA&PS has also launched our new Toolkit for Student Success. This online toolkit gives instructors the information they need to better help students struggling with academic or personal challenges. This toolkit places all the resources available to students in one spot – so our faculty can help direct them to supports they may need. 

This last year has been challenging, but I am proud of the way our Faculty has continued to innovate and solve problems. 

JJ McMurtry
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


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