Dr. Edward Jurkowski has been appointed Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, a strong leader and passionate advocate for music and the arts, has been appointed Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music, effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. Jurkowski received his undergraduate degree in musical composition from the University of Manitoba before earning his doctorate in music theory from the University of Rochester. For the past 22 years he has served the University of Lethbridge, most recently as its Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts—home to the department of music. He has disseminated his research in several books, journals, and conferences and his teaching excellence has been recognized by two Distinguished Teaching Award nominations. Dr. Jurkowski has garnered the reputation of being a valued collaborator and a strong administrator.
During his tenure at U of L, Dr. Jurkowski held several administrative roles and served on various university-wide committees. Outside of the academy, he has served as President of the Canadian University Music Society, Chair of the Standing Committee of Institutional Members of MusCan, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans.
The University of Manitoba is pleased to welcome Dr. Jurkowski back to Winnipeg, and looks forward to the Faculty’s promising future under his leadership.