Interdisciplinary work “mission-critical” for School of Creative Arts, says new director

Vincent GeorgieThe incoming director of the School of Creative Arts hopes to encourage interdisciplinarity by bringing together scholars and artists from multiple fields.

Provost Douglas Kneale announced Monday that Vincent Georgie, a marketing professor in the Odette School of Business, will take the position in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, effective July 1.

“Fostering a setting where interdisciplinary work is supported, encouraged, and celebrated is mission-critical,” Dr. Georgie said.

He expressed excitement about leading the school as it prepares to occupy its new downtown location in the former Windsor Armouries this fall.

“In 2017, to see such an enormous commitment to the arts in any community by any university is astounding,” Georgie said. “Now that it is ours, we have the duty to deliver on this potential.”

In announcing the appointment, Dr. Kneale noted Georgie’s recognized expertise in the cultural sector, including serving since 2013 as executive director of the Windsor International Film Festival.