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Faculty of Arts

Virtual Convocation 2020

The Faculty of Arts’ 2020 Virtual Convocation Ceremony took place on Friday, June 19, at 3pm EDT. Although this year’s celebrations looked much different than usual, the virtual ceremony served as a memorable opportunity for all of us to come together no matter where we are in the world.

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Jessica Coon named Director of the Mellon-funded Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative

This past summer, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years. 

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The social sciences and humanities are the soul of our university. Education in the Faculty of Arts gives students the tools to understand their world and to improve upon it.

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

Department of East Asian Studies welcomes three new professors

Earlier this semester, McGill welcomed three professors to the East Asian Studies Department. Kimberly Chung, Maria Hwang, and Rongdao Lai have diverse backgrounds and experiences that are opening up new and exciting opportunities for students within the Faculty of Arts. 

In memoriam Prof. Jarrett Rudy (1970-2020)

Jarrett was an extraordinarily warm, generous, and happy person, with a great sense of humour and an infectious smile. Everywhere he went, he was the life of the party and the profession. Jarrett deeply cared about human relations, and was committed to civility in times of disagreement. We will miss him terribly. 

Why students persist in studying English lit in a tech world

It might surprise people today to learn that that the first endowed Research Chair at McGill was not in a subject such as Medicine or Law or Science, but in English Language and Literature. The creation of the Molson Chair of English Language and Literature was crucial in the establishment and survival of McGill as a university. 

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