Simon Fraser University has appointed Dr Aoife Mac Namara as Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
Dr Mac Namara will lead the Faculty and, as a member of the senior administration of the University, also share responsibility for the
overall management of the Institution.
Dr Mac Namara is currently Dean, Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice at Emily Carr University.
Located in Canada on British Columbia’s southwest coast, Simon Fraser University opened on September 9, 1965, with 2,500 students. Since then SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. With over 30,000 students, 4800 faculty and staff, and 130,000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.
The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) exemplifies SFU’s vision of a leading engaged university defined by innovative education, cutting edge research and far-reaching community engagement.
A relatively young Faculty, established in 2009, FCAT works at the intersection of communication, art, and design as these continuously transform and are transformed by local and global interactions, digital technologies, creativity and innovation, and sociocultural change.