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Advisory Council

The Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson enjoys the active support of prominent administrators and employee representatives through a Program Advisory Council as mandated by University policy.

The Department’s Advisory Council, appointed under the provisions of Senate Policy #158 and Article 9.1 of the Departmental Bylaw, provides ongoing advice and expertise to ensure the curriculum remains current and relevant. These Council members bring to our programs an in-depth understanding of the educational and professional development needs required in the public, private, and third sectors. In addition to serving in a formal capacity as the Advisory Council for both undergraduate programs (Politics and Governance; Public Administration and Governance), Council members also serve as Advisory Consultants to the graduate program (Public Policy and Administration).

Advisory Council Members
Doug Allan (Union)
Research Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees

Dr. Isabella Bakker (Academic)
Department of Political Science
York University


John Campey (Third Sector)
Executive Director
Ralph Thornton Centre

Mary Crescenzi (Federal)
Director General, Strategic Services Branch, Ontario Region
Service Canada
Government of Canada

Steven Davidson (Provincial)
Associate Secretary of Cabinet
Deputy Minister, Policy and Delivery
Government of Ontario

Deputy Minister Champion for Ryerson University

Jenny A. Gumbs (Alumni)
Tropicana Community Services
Brian McKenna (Private Sector)
Deloitte Inc.
Shirley Phillips (Provincial)
Deputy Minister, International Trade
Government of Ontario
Patricia Walcott (Municipal)
General Manager
Employment and Social Services
City of Toronto