Professor Melanie Woodin is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University Toronto, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive Faculty. The Dean promotes the Faculty as a global hub for research, teaching, and innovation. She joined the University of Toronto in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, and became a Professor in 2017 in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology. In her research, Professor Woodin works to understand how the brain functions, studying neuronal circuits and the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. At U of T, she has served as the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Cell & Systems Biology; Director of the Human Biology Program; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning; and, most recently, Vice-Dean, Interdivisional Partnerships.