Dr. Anver Saloojee is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Anver holds a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA), both in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Anver has been a member of the Department of Politics and Public Administration since 1987. Currently President of the Ryerson Faculty Association, he is past President of the Laidlaw Foundation, past Vice President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and is a former Chair of the Ryerson Faculty Association's Grievance Committee.
Anver co-edited a special edition of JIMI the Journal of International Migration and Integration. The special edition deals with newcomer political participation in select urban areas in Canada, the United States, Europe and Israel. Anver coauthered an article on newcomer political participation in Toronto for that edition of JIMI. With Myer Siemiatycki, Anver co-authored an article on Democratic Citizenship and they are currently working on two other articles on political participation, civic engagement and citizenship.
As part of the Laidlaw Foundations discussion papers on Social Inclusion, Anver authored a discussion paper titled "Social Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Democratic Citizenship." Anver and Ted Richmond of the Laidlaw Foundation are currently editing a book on Social Inclusion. Anver continues to do research on issues of equity and human rights and has published in that area.
He has produced two editions of the workbook for the Distance Education version of POG315: “Equity and Human Rights.”
Anver has been invited to numerous conferences and workshops, where he has presented papers on a wide array of topics related to his areas of research.
In Fall 2005, Anver became an Advisor to the Ministry of the Presidency of the Government of South Africa, and so was on leave from the Department of Politics and Public Administration from Fall 2005 until Fall 2008.