McGill University Faculty of Arts

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McGill University Faculty of Arts
Dean Christopher Manfredi
Associate Deans
  • Juliet Johnson (Research and Graduate Studies)
  • Gillian Lane-Mercier (Academic Administration and Oversight)
  • Lucyna M. Lach (Student Affairs)
Faculty Representatives to the University Senate
  • Marc Angenot
  • Elizabeth Elbourne
  • Gillian Lane-Mercier
  • Brian Trehearne
  • John Galaty
  • Philip Oxhorn
  • Michael Smith
  • Brian Lewis
  • Samuel Noumoff
  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Communication Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History and Classical Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Russian and Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
Non-Departmental Programs
  • Study of Canada
  • European Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Institute for the Study of International Development
  • English and French Language
  • East-Asian Research
  • Loss and Bereavement
Under Faculty Control
  • Arts Building
  • Leacock Building
  • Morrice Hall

The Faculty of Arts controls a number of smaller buildings along Peel and McTavish streets housing the smaller Departments (ie. Jewish Studies, East Asian Studies) and the various Institutes

The Faculty of Arts is one of the constituent faculties of McGill University. It is the university's largest faculty and second oldest after the Faculty of Medicine. Established in 1843, it has over 250 tenured or tenure-track professors, over 6,000 undergraduate students, and over 1,000 graduate students. The faculty has an active students' union known as the Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University. With 22% of all students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, it is McGill's largest academic unit.

The Arts Building, built in 1839 and designed by John Ostell, is the oldest building on campus still standing. Located immediately in front of the steps is the tomb of the founder of the university, James McGill. The building lies over what was once Burnside Place, James McGill's country home. Most of the departments are located in Leacock, its adjacent building.


The faculty includes a number of Departments responsible for program delivery. Departments range in size from 70 to 1,500 students and are complemented by interdisciplinary programs run by various Institutes and Centres which are affiliated with the Faculty.


Schools in the faculty include the School of Information Studies and School of Social Work.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Departments, programs and units". McGill University Faculty of Arts. 

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Coordinates: 45°30′19″N 73°34′39″W / 45.5052°N 73.5776°W / 45.5052; -73.5776