I am pleased to be back following my year of academic leave. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Carol Chin for leading the College over the past academic year. By all accounts it was a successful and busy year: from record numbers of students graduating, many with high distinction and distinction, to the first cohort of students who came to us via the Diploma to Degree Program graduating in June, to new courses and programs being established, these are all great milestones for Woodsworth.
On behalf of the staff and faculty of Woodsworth College we welcome all new and returning students to the College. I know that everyone, from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Registrar's Office to the Residence, has been working really hard all summer to ensure that students will feel welcome and will find the resources they need to succeed this year. As well, I know that our faculty have been diligently preparing their courses in the Woodsworth One, Academic Briding and First Year Seminars programs. I am sure that students will find these courses most interesting and intellectually rewarding.
I look forward to working with all of our students,alumni,staff and faculty,and our affiliated centres (the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources), to ensure continued excellence in programing, supports and the pursuit of high academic achievement.
I welcome any comments and suggestions from all members of our community. You can email me or call 416-946-0556.