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Myer Siemiatycki is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, which he served as Chair from 1991 to 1996. He received his B.A. from McGill University, his M.A. from University of Sussex (UK), and his Ph.D. from York University (Canada).
A member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Myer was the founding Director (2004-2008) of the Interdisciplinary MA program in Immigration and Settlement Studies.
In 2012, Dr. Siemiatycki was appointed as the first Jack Layton Chair, a position he held until 2015.
Myer is a frequent media commentator on political matters. His career achievements include: Distinguished Educator Award, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (1992); Ryerson Popular Professor Citation, Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities (2003 thru 2006 inclusive): Research Domain Leader, the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration & Settlement (2001-06), Ryerson University Faculty Service Award. Active in the Ryerson community, Myer has contributed to organizing such campus events as the Ryerson Union Fair, and Ryerson Holocaust Education Programming.
Three decades of teaching at Ryerson have passed quickly, but not fond recollection of fine students I have known. I look forward to more.
Myer's research interests typically explore intersections of immigration, urban and labour studies in Toronto.
Most of Myer's teaching has been in three areas: courses on Local Government (PPA122), Labour Policy (PPA319) and Immigration Politics (POL129).