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Faculty Deans

Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts

Pamela Sugiman is a distinguished researcher, committed to further nurturing and supporting a vibrant culture of research and social engagement in the Faculty of Arts. She currently serves on the Executive Committee and Steering Committee, and leads the Oral History Research Cluster of Landscapes of Injustice, a multi-institutional, $5.5-million initiative funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant.

Sugiman joined Ryerson in 2006 and was chair of the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University since 2012. She has had a long-standing commitment to issues of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. These values are rooted in her personal history and have profoundly shaped her scholarly pursuits.

Enhancing undergraduate and graduate education, teaching and student life within the Faculty of Arts are among Sugiman’s priorities as dean. Sugiman holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto and specializes in oral history, memory, women’s history in Canada, racism and racialization, work and labour, and working-class history.

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Charles Falzon, Dean, Faculty of Communication & Design
Charles Falzon, Dean, Faculty of Communication & Design

Charles Falzon is a distinguished educator, having taught at Ryerson for more than 20 years, and former media executive with award-winning productions to his credit. As the previous chair of The RTA School of Media, he renewed the school’s reputation, fostered cross-disciplinary collaborations, supported the development of refreshed curriculum, and established the successful Transmedia Zone.

He has managed global media enterprises in the UK, US, Japan and Latin America, leading distribution, marketing, publishing functions as well as live events, theme parks and brand development. He has also produced nearly 2,000 hours of television programming, feature films and documentaries

A graduate from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts undergraduate program, Falzon holds a master’s in theology from the University of Toronto and a master’s in spirituality from Regis College.  His research interests include transmedia marketing and media ethics.

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Lisa Barnoff, Dean, Faculty of Community Services
Lisa Barnoff, Dean, Faculty of Community Services

Lisa Barnoff is an accomplished scholar and celebrated academic leader. She has been on faculty in the Faculty of Community Services since 2003, and recently completed a five-year term as director of the School of Social Work, where she earned praise for her collaborative leadership style, ability to build diverse teams and undertake innovation. 

Barnoff brings to her new role as dean of the Faculty of Community Services, a career-long focus on social justice issues and a commitment to advocacy in her scholarship as well as her university service. In 2015, she was awarded the prestigious Usha George Faculty Recognition Award for her many achievements. 

Barnoff’s areas of scholarly interest include anti-oppressive practices; equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to health and social service delivery models; organizational change; and social work education. Most recently, she was co-applicant on a study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council exploring the impacts of new managerialism on social work education in Canada.

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Thomas Duever, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
Thomas Duever, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science

Thomas Duever is a highly respected senior academic administrator and accomplished researcher. He joined Ryerson in 2014 after a long and successful tenure at the University of Waterloo.

As an internationally recognized researcher, Duever has more than 70 articles in journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He is a prolific presenter who has shared his research findings and his insights on chemical engineering at more than 80 conferences, lectures and seminars worldwide. Duever previously served as chair of the Association of Canadian Chairs of Chemical Engineering, and he is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He will continue his research while at Ryerson.

Duever received his PhD, master and bachelor degrees at the University of Waterloo.

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Imogen Coe, Dean, Faculty of Science
Imogen Coe, Dean, Faculty of Science

Imogen Coe is the inaugural dean of Ryerson University's newest faculty. Coe is a cell biologist, and has presented her research at conferences and seminars across the globe.

Coe has received many research grants and awards throughout her career, currently holds grants from both NSERC and CIHR, and was awarded the Premier's Research Excellence Award (now known as the Early Researcher Award) for her research activities from 2000 - 2005.

Coe received an MSc and PhD in Biology from the University of Victoria and a bachelor’s degree from Exeter University in the United Kingdom.

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Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management
Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management

Steven Murphy is an award-winning teacher and a recognized expert in organizational behaviour. Before joining Ryerson in 2013, he was associate dean, research and external at the Sprott School on Business at Carleton University. He has taught MBA courses around the world—including China, Australia, and the UK. He has authored over 110 papers, book chapters, technical reports, and presentations.

In both the private and public sectors, Murphy has played significant roles in leadership development, senior management dynamics, and executive coaching with clients from virtually all federal government departments as well as the private sector. He is frequently quoted in national media on his research and its implications. Murphy obtained his PhD, master’s and bachelor degrees at Carleton.

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Jennifer Mactavish, Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Jennifer Mactavish, Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Jennifer Mactavish is internationally recognized for her pioneering research that has transformed the lives of individuals with disability around the world by promoting social justice and equity in sport and leisure. These values are complemented by her commitment to collaboration and partnership building, and deep appreciation for diverse scholarly and research traditions—all of which are essential to supporting and promoting Ryerson's growing spectrum of graduate programs.

Mactavish received a PhD in Education with a concentration in therapeutic recreation and educational psychology and a certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies in Developmental Disability from the University of Minnesota; an MSc from the University of Manitoba; and a bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Marie Bountrogianni, Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Marie Bountrogianni, Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Marie Bountrogianni is Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining Ryerson, she was president and executive director of the ROM Board of Governors.

As a former Ontario cabinet minister, Dr. Bountrogianni served as minister of a number of portfolios including Intergovernmental Affairs, Democratic Renewal, Children and Youth Services, and Citizenship and Immigration. During her time in office, she was instrumental in negotiating a number of landmark federal-provincial agreements and in authoring the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which established Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

Prior to entering politics, Dr. Bountrogianni was the chief psychologist for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. Marie has taught at Seneca College, McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University. She holds a doctorate in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a board member of Northland Power Inc., Skills Connect Inc. and the Human Resources Policy Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, the CBC named Marie as one of the top 10 most influential alumni at the University of Waterloo and in 2015, she was further recognized by Her Campus Waterloo as one of five influential women who have graduated from the University of Waterloo. 

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