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Although Chairs are not solely the responsibility of the Department, the Department of Politics and Public Administration is an active participant in the activities of three Chairs, all of which are currently held by Department personnel.
To support the work of any of the Chairs:
The UNIFOR-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy is the first union-endowed chair at a Canadian University. The mandate of the chair is to create a hub of interaction between social justice activists and academics at Ryerson University. This is a cross-appointment in Politics and Social Work.
To support the work of the UNIFOR-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, see instructions at the top of this page.
Chair in Indigenous Governance
The Chair in Indigenous Governance engages in teaching, research and collaborative partnerships on Indigenous governance, legal and policy issues. The Chair reports to the Vice-President Research and Innovation. The Chair is held by Dr. Pamela Palmater.
To support the work of the Chair in Indigenous Governance, see instructions at the top of this page.
Jack Layton Chair
The Jack Layton Chair was established by Ryerson University in 2012 in honour of the contribution to public service made by the Hon. Jack Layton, who was a Ryerson Politics professor during the 1970s and 1980s.