Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University! I am delighted you are interested in the Department, our programs, students, faculty and activities. I am very fortunate to be the Chair of the Department – a position which is centrally about facilitating student, faculty and program success. I am excited about our past successes and our future contributions to understanding the relationship between local through to global events and phenomena, and the way that formal and informal political power and authority shapes human well-being. Most importantly, we aim to help students develop into critically informed citizens and to advance research that advances knowledge about social and political challenges of the past, present and future.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration has a long and distinguished history of teaching. While Ryerson was established as a degree granting university in 1994, our Department has been teaching undergraduate