Stephanie Rose took over as the Faculty’s new Assistant Dean. Rose has worked at large and small universities and colleges, both public and private, in Canada and the U.S., most recently as Director in the Division of Engineering Science at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at UofT. She’s passionate about engaging students in their educational programs, and has presented at many conferences for student affairs-focused organizations. She has been honoured with a Faculty of the Year award and multiple Spirit of Service commendations.
She is replacing Barb Brown, who moved into her much deserved retirement. In her relatively short time at the Faculty, Barb was a force of nature. Among many other achievements, she completely overhauled recruitment practices resulting in a major increase in both applications and enrollment. Along with David Phillips, she was a driving force in the introduction of the new Bachelor of Information program.
The front desk at the Faculty is now being manned by new Student Services receptionist, Min Kang, who recently joined the Faculty of Information from UofT’s Test and Exam Services division of Academic + Campus Events, where he worked in a front line role for nine years. He is replacing Asma Pathan, whose loss to the Faculty of Information is the Faculty of Engineering’s gain.
Carol Ng, who took home this year’s Susan A. Brown Administrative Staff Achievement Award, which celebrates the contributions of a staff member who displays competence, commitment, courtesy, concern for others routinely, and without fanfare, contributes daily to the success of the Faculty. The award was established in 2013 when Brown retired from her role as Assistant Dean, Administration, after working 31 years at the Faculty.
The Faculty also relaunched its annual alumni magazine Informed as well its e-newsletter, distributed weekly during the academic year to the entire community.