Faculty of Arts & Humanities COVID-19 Updates

To all members of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities community,

Along with Western University, we continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation and take direction from federal, provincial and local health authorities.


Please see Western's main website https://uwo.ca/coronavirus for all current updates related to COVID-19 since March 19, 2020. Please follow this as your primary source of information.

July 8, 2020

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Return to Campus Plan 

This document is to serve as a guide for faculty, graduate students and staff to be able to return to campus. It is the expectation that this plan will require revision as conditions change or unintended consequences reveal themselves.

Our primary goal is the safety of our community. Ultimately, reducing the risk of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 will be the focus going forward and the considerations below are aligned with the University’s recommendations on how to do so.

March 19, 2020 10:30 AM

Expanding our Virtual Operations

Office Hours:

The Dean’s Office will be physically open Monday to Friday with reduced hours from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Dean Milde, and Jamy Brodt, Director of Administration, will be in the office each day. All Dean’s Office staff will also be available virtually to respond to emails during normal working hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

All Department offices within the Faculty will be operating virtually with no staff physically in the office.

For Department Inquiries Please Contact:

Academic Counselling: arts@uwo.ca
Classical Studies: classics@uwo.ca 
English: uenglish@uwo.ca 
Writing Studies: writing@uwo.ca
French Studies: french@uwo.ca
Languages and Cultures: umll@uwo.ca
Linguistics: linguistics-ah@uwo.ca
Philosophy: finelb@uwo.ca (general)

Rotman Institute of Philisophy: dfox27@uwo.ca
SASAH: sasah@uwo.ca
Visual Arts: visarts@uwo.ca
Women's Studies & Feminist Research: 

At this time most research labs or studios will remain operational. All such spaces must have appropriate supervision, and social distancing standards must be strictly observed.

Please check with your Department if you have questions regarding lab access.

Closed Studios and Labs include:

o          The John Labatt Visual Arts Centre - see additional information: https://www.uwo.ca/visarts/news/2020/03-covid19-vac.html

The perimeter doors of our buildings will be closed, with the exception of buildings with dedicated study spaces (see below). Members of our community will need card access to enter, or to present appropriate identification to Campus Community Police Service. To be clear, faculty, staff and grad students will continue to have access to their offices.

Study Space:

The university is making study space available in the following locations from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.:

o          University College – Rooms 1105, 1225, 2105, 2110, 3220, and 3225

o          University Community Centre – Rooms 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, and 67

o          Somerville House – Rooms 2316, 2317 and 2355

o          North Campus Building – Rooms 114, 117, 293, 295, and 296

Students can study in these dedicated locations which will be frequented by security staff and cleaned regularly.