Faculty of Design
What does Respectful Design mean to the Faculty of Design?
It means using a variety of creative approaches to:
• Value different cultures and ways of knowing and making.
• Embed Indigenous learning and principles into the design process.
• Acknowledge Indigenous lands and our relationships to the land.
• Design with empathy and responsibility towards everyone and everything.
Undergraduate Programs in Design (BDes)
Advertising. Need over want. Concept before execution. Strategy before style. Messages that combine powerful language and compelling imagery. Recognizing social influence. Developing a sense of accountability.
Environmental Design. Designing ourselves back into the environment by creating expressive interior and architectural experiences that nurture community.
Graphic Design. Minimizing harm and emphasizing the good we can do. Offering a strong focus on design process, typography, image-making and critical, strategic thinking. Mindful design systems for everyone and everything.
Illustration. Developing one’s individual artistic expressions to critically reflect on society. Centered on knowledge and skills that create effective, communicative and artful images that function as a complement to the written word.
Industrial Design. Designing products and processes that take into account the next seven generations, including consumer and commercial products; furniture; interaction and experience design; strategic creativity; applied innovation.
Material Art & Design (BDes/BFA). Deepening our relationships to the materials that connect us to the craft of making. Offering two concentrations: Jewellery/Metalsmithing and Textiles, allowing students to work from either an art or design perspective.
Social Innovation Design Pathway. The Social Innovation Design pathway offers students a series of courses that connects their home discipline and studio work to the broader context of social action and purpose in design.
Dori Tunstall, Dean
Jana Macalik, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Nick Goso, Interim Chair, Advertising
Maya Desai, Chair, Environmental Design
Nancy Snow, Chair, Graphic Design
Lauchie Reid, Chair, Illustration
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Chair, Industrial Design
Dorie Millerson, Chair, Material Art & Design
Alim Mawani, Manager & Academic Budget Officer ext 230
Karen McOuat, Coordinator, Academic Planning ext 4363
Mary Ann Lee, Executive Assistant to the Dean ext 462
Zul Gulamhusein (temporary), Coordinator ext 271
Sandra Barnes, Program Assistant - Students ext 352
Samantha Shute (temporary), Program Assistant - Faculty ext 374