The Faculty of Arts launched its newly refurbished Graduate Student Commons with a reception on January 17th. Dr. Margaret MacDonald, Dean of Arts, and Dr. Adam Sarty, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, welcomed students to the space, encouraging them to make use of it for solo work and to connect with other grad students.
“We’d like this to become a space for graduate students from different arts disciplines to get to know each other,” said Dr. Sarty. “Tell your colleagues it’s a cool place to work, collaborate and socialize.”
The new space is located on the second floor of the McNally Building, just down the hall from the Arts Commons for undergraduates. It includes collaborative meeting tables, computer carrels for individual work, a whiteboard, lockers, and a corner with comfortable chairs for conversation. The room is kept locked – graduate students in Arts who would like regular access to the space should drop by the Dean’s office in MM218 to request their own key.
Submitted by Marla Cranston, Faculty of Arts.