Dean Doug Peers honoured with fond send-off and send-up

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last Friday, Doug Peers, our adroit and long-suffering Dean of Arts for the past eight years received a suitably irreverent and sincerely appreciative send-off celebration. Faculty, staff, and a sprinkling of students from across Arts and the University gathered in the Hagey Hall Hub for an hour of memories, razzing, accolades and plenty of shared laughs honouring Dean Peers’ singular style as a senior administrator and leader.

Among the crowd were a variety of tweed vests, cargo shorts, fountain pens, and other signature artifacts of the Peers era in the Faculty of Arts. A photo slide show captured eight years of classic and candid DMP (Douglas M. Peers) moments too. Our Porcellino mascot made an appearance to present a gift from many faculty and staff members: a quilt made of Dean Peers' collection of Waterloo-Arts t-shirts, and one orange tie. Our incoming Dean of Arts, Sheila Ager, presented the Dean with a functional Lego model elevator — a friendly poke and perhaps a reminder of the ups and downs of a deanship, including the long-delayed operationalization of the Hub elevator.

Enjoy the photos, courtesy of Vivian Nguyen, on co-op as Arts’ Digital Communications Associate.

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