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Announcing the appointment of new Dean, Faculty of Arts

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1 April, 2022

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Clare Haru Crowston has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts for a five-year term commencing no later than January 1, 2023.

Dr. Crowston is a professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Prior to her current role as Associate Dean, Dr. Crowston served in the Department of History as Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair and as Department Chair. She has also served on various Faculty and university-wide committees, which include years of service on the Faculty Senate and campus budgeting reform committee, as well as ex officio service on the Dean’s Advisory Council, Dean’s Cabinet, and the college executive committee. In these roles, she has demonstrated a commitment to academic and research excellence, through innovative curriculum development, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and faculty development; as well as promoting and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous engagement.

For full details of the appointment please visit https://academic.ubc.ca/dean-faculty-arts

I would like to thank the faculty, staff and students who participated in the search process. I am also grateful to the members of the advisory committee for their commitment of extensive time and energy throughout the search. Finally, I wish to express my gratitude to Dean Gage Averill for his 11 years of outstanding leadership of the Faculty.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Crowston to UBC. We look forward to seeing the Faculty of Arts continue to build on its strengths under her leadership.

Andrew Szeri
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

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