Dr. Pamela Sugiman
Dr. Pamela Sugiman is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University (since July 2016). Prior to this, Dean Sugiman was Chair of the Department of Sociology at Ryerson (since 2012). She joined Ryerson in 2006 after holding a tenure-stream position for 15 years at McMaster University. Over the course of her career, Pam has built a reputation for creativity, collegiality, transparency and vision. She has had a longstanding commitment to issues of social justice, equity and inclusion. These values are rooted in her personal history and have profoundly shaped her scholarly pursuits. As Dean of Arts, she has promoted the development of Indigenous education, democratic engagement, migration and immigration and student engagement and student-worker experience.
Through roles in the university and the wider community, Dean Sugiman has cultivated strong leadership skills and gained extensive administrative experience. Dean Sugiman is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Atkinson Foundation and Pathways to Education Canada. She has also served as President of the Canadian Sociological Association.
For excellence in research, Sugiman has been awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. In recognition of her overall excellence in research, teaching and service, she has received a Marion Dewar Prize in Canadian Women’s History from the National Capital Committee on the Scholarship, Preservation and Dissemination of Women’s History. Most recently, she has been named the Lansdowne Lecturer and the Distinguished Women Scholar, both at the University of Victoria.