The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. Ed Jurkowski as the University’s Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Jurkowski will begin his second term as dean starting July 1, 2018.
Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Andy Hakin says Jurkowski’s experience as dean (and associate dean from 2011 to 2013), coupled with his commitment to the institution and broader community, makes him ideally suited for the role.
“The Faculty of Fine Arts at the U of L not only undertakes leading teaching, creativity and research activities for the benefit of students, but the initiatives stewarded by our students, faculty and staff make an undeniable mark on the culture and quality-of-life for the communities we serve,” says Hakin. “This is an important appointment for our university and city, and I am pleased that Dr. Jurkowski will continue in his leadership role.”
Jurkowski joined the University in 1996 as member of the Department of Music. In addition to having significant experience as a university dean, Jurkowski has served the university as Chair of the Department of New Media (2009-2011), and Chair of the Department of Music.
Jurkowski holds a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Rochester as well as a Masters in Music Theory from the same institution. He received his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Manitoba. Throughout his academic career, Jurkowski has maintained a comprehensive research program.
External to the U of L, Jurkowski has served in many capacities that have strengthened fine arts programs across Canada including president of the Canadian University Music Club, treasurer of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans and has chaired two processes to review music programs at other universities (and a member of a third review).
“In his first term, Ed has distinguished himself locally and with his colleagues across Canada and has been an excellent ambassador for his Faculty and the University,” says Hakin.