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 public administration for over 50 years! Over the last ten years, Masters of Public Policy and Administration graduates have gone on to take on challenging positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, while over 350 undergraduate Politics and Governance students have gone on to pursue a diverse range of activities and opportunities.
The Department is committed to a broad understanding of politics, policy and administration. This is a result of our accomplished and diverse complement of faculty, instructors, and students who are engaged in a wide range of community and academic activities, and who aim to push the boundaries of learning and understanding. We are deeply committed to teaching and student engagement, and to research that helps improve our understanding of the actions, limits and potential of governments, elected representatives, and civil society.
Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Administration. Explore our website; reach out to us with questions; and learn how you can engage with the Department in future.
Dr. Christopher Gore
Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration