SETS Features | College of Arts

SETS Features


Professor Sally Hickson has accepted the position of Director of the School of English & Theatre Studies starting June 1, 2022. The appointment reflects the surprising possibilities of cross-disciplinary collaboration and welcoming collegiality here in the College of Arts.

An art historian with expertise in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, Professor Hickson is an expert at reading the room! She comes to the position with years of experience as the Director of the School of Fine Art & Music. She comes, as well, with abundant good will and a thriving curiosity about the exciting research, performance, writing, improvising, stage managing, lighting, directing, reading, and imagining of faculty colleagues, of staff, and of students in the School.

Dr. Jade Ferguson

Associate Dean of Academic Equity and Anti-racism - Dr. Jade Ferguson

SETS is pleased to announce that Dr. Jade Ferguson has been appointed the University of Guelph’s inaugural Associate Dean of Academic Equity and Anti-racism, for a two-year term starting Monday. What a truly excellent decision by the university, and thanks so much to Jade for taking on this crucial role.

Utopias | Graduate Conference

From the global pandemic to activist protests such as #BLM, climate change, workers rights, and the uncovering of unmarked graves at former residential schools across Canada, the events of the past 18+ months have shown an urgent need and desire for new modes of life.


Monday March 15
4:00 – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Mudenyo

Workshop open to the public & held via Zoom.

The Doug Killiam Tribute Fund

The Doug Killam Tribute Fund was named in honour of our dear friend and former professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies.