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Chairs

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:

  • visit Make a Gift on the University Advancement website
  • select “Direct my Donation (see gift note)” from the drop-down menu that appears in the “Gift Information” section
  • in the “Gift Notes” box, type the name of the Chair you wish to support
  • complete the rest of the form.

Gindin Chair

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.

The Chair is held by Kikélola Roach.
Office Location: JOR-817
Phone number: 416-979-5000416-979-5000 x
E-mail: k1roach@ryerson.ca

To support the work of the UNIFOR-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, see instructions at the top of this page.

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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.
Office Location:  JOR812
Phone number: 416-979-5000 x2047
E-mail: ppalmater@politics.ryerson.ca

To support the work of the Chair in Indigenous Governance, see instructions at the top of this page.

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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. 

The inaugural Jack Layton Chair was Dr. Myer Siemiatycki, who served from the inception of the Chair [click here for more on his appointment] until 30 Juine 2015.

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