Dr. Pamela Sugiman was appointed as Dean of Arts at Ryerson University in July 2016. Before becoming Dean, Dr. Sugiman was the chair of the Ryerson Department of Sociology since 2012. She joined Ryerson in 2006 after holding a tenure-stream position for 15 years at McMaster Un...
Dr. Pamela Sugiman was appointed as Dean of Arts at Ryerson University in July 2016. Before becoming Dean, Dr. Sugiman was the chair of the Ryerson Department of Sociology since 2012. She joined Ryerson in 2006 after holding a tenure-stream position for 15 years at McMaster University. In the course of her career, Dean Sugiman has built a reputation for creativity, collegiality, transparency and vision. 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. She currently heads the Oral History Cluster of the multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Landscapes of Injustice project. Her current research explores the memories of eyewitnesses and bystanders to acts of injustice.
Through roles in the broader community and the university, Dean Sugiman has cultivated her leadership skills and gained much administrative experience. Pam is currently a Director for the Pathways to Education board. She has served as president of the Canadian Sociological Association, the director on the national executive board of the National Association of Japanese Canadians and an elected faculty representative on the Ryerson University Board of Governors.
For her excellence in research, she 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.