While it won’t get her an Oscar (or even a Genie), Dr. Lynne Van Luven has officially been announced as the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, for the period of time from July 1, 2012, to June 30th, 2013. Van Luven will, of course, be stepping in for Dean Sarah Blackstone, who is taking a year sabbatical.
“Dr. Van Luven is a recognized scholar and educator, with substantial administrative and professional experience,” says UVic Provost and Vice-President Academic Reeta Tremblay in her official announcement. “Dr. Van Luven will be a strong leader and advocate for the Faculty. She has received a positive ratification of 95.0% from faculty and I very much look forward to working with her.”
The 95% popular Dr. Van Luven is currently on tour in Ontario, promoting the new book she co-edited, In The Flesh, and attending the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Program conference, where she’ll be chairing a couple of sessions and talking about In The Flesh. Also in attendance at CCWWP are Department of Writing chair Bill Gaston and Writing sessional instructor Christin Geall.