Faculty of Arts

Contact the Faculty of Arts

Dean's Office

Dr. Richard McCutcheonDean
Dr. Elizabeth ReimerAssociate Dean - Student Success
Dr. Mark WallinAssociate Dean - Curriculum Development
Penny SnellAcademic & Administrative Coordinator
Karen HetheringtonAdministrative Assistant to the Dean
Justine WaselickAssistant, Faculty of Arts
Kate HawkinsMA Practicum Coordinator

Department Chairs

Dr. George JohnsonChair - English and Modern Languages
Dr. George JohnsonChair - English and Modern Languages

Specialist in British literature from 1890 to the Second World War; drama and film depicting that period.

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Dr. David HillChair - Geography and Environmental Studies
Dr. David HillChair - Geography and Environmental Studies

Approach your studies with an open mind and a respect for the knowledge of those who are teaching you. The world is changing rapidly, and you will never know beforehand what you will need to understand in the future. Courses and programs are well thought out by experts to provide you with skills and...

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Dr. Shannon SmyrlChair - Journalism, Communication and New Media
Dr. Shannon SmyrlChair - Journalism, Communication and New Media

My advice to students is to bet on their future selves. Jump in to opportunities and trust yourself to meet your goals.

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Dr. Tina BlockChair - Philosophy, History and Politics
Dr. Tina BlockChair - Philosophy, History and Politics

Many students come into my classes with the assumption that Canadian history is boring. I love trying to change their minds, and encouraging them as they learn and share new knowledge about the complicated past of what we know of as Canada.

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Dr. Catherine OrtnerChair - Psychology
Dr. Catherine OrtnerChair - Psychology

Whether in the classroom or in the lab, what I love most about teaching is witnessing students connect with psychology - whether they have found a topic that is their passion, are feeling the satisfaction of having worked through a difficult challenge, or have stopped by my office to chat about research.

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Dr. Rochelle StevensonChair - Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Rochelle StevensonChair - Sociology and Anthropology

ASK QUESTIONS! If you don't know, if you're unsure, ask! Whether in class, during office hours, online, in an email-ask! I would much rather have a ton of questions than have even one student say, 'I wasn't sure, but didn't want to ask.' What students may not realize, is that I get as much...

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Donald LawrenceChair - Visual and Performing Arts
Advisors
The Arts advising office is open for drop-ins or appointments.

Susie Reiter: 250-371-5566
Angela Sangha: 250-852-7973
Email: ArtsAdvising@tru.ca

Office: AE257
More info: Advising web page

Reminder: Please include your student ID in your email or voicemail.