The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 

Faculty Committees 2018-2019


Policy Committee

Elected from among the St. George Campus faculty, with participation of the Chair of Historical Studies at UTM and the Chair of Historical and Cultural Studies at UTSC. Advises the chair(s) on policy-related matters concerning the St. George Department including such things as: working groups, opportunities and initiatives, appointments, retention, strategic complement planning and reviews, curricula, etc.

  • Carol Chin (Acting Committee Chair)
  • Mark McGowan (ex officio)
  • Nakanyike Musisi (ex officio)
  • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
  • Li Chin (ex officio, UTSC)
  • Rebecca Wittmann (ex officio, UTM)
  • Doris Bergen
  • Lori Loeb
  • Tim Sayle
  • Tamara Walker

Equity & Diversity Committee

The mandate of the Equity and Diversity Committee is to provide recommendations and direction to the Tri-Campus Graduate History Department and the undergraduate St. George History Department on questions of equity and diversity with a particular focus on addressing racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and structural inequities, as well as policies and practices that affect Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S members of these departments.

  • Heidi Bohaker
  • Elspeth Brown
  • Takashi Fujitani
  • Malavika Kasturi
  • Julie MacArthur
  • Michelle Murphy
  • Melanie Newton
  • Jayeeta Sharma
  • Nhung Tran
  • Amy Ratelle
  • Tajdeep Brar (Graduate Assistant)
  • Sanchia deSouza
  • Edward Dunsworth
  • William Fysh
  • Chandra Murdoch

St. George Campus Committees

Reviews annual activity reports and advises on those faculty who are ready for promotion. Assists in the evaluation and preparation of the promotion dossier.

  • Carol Chin (Acting Committee Chair)
  • Mark McGowan
  • James Retallack
  • David Wilson

Reviews annual activity reports to advise the chair in determining performance of faculty for annual PTR.

  • Carol Chin (Acting Committee Chair)
  • Mark McGowan (ex officio)
  • Nakanyike Musisi (ex officio)
  • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
  • Doris Bergen
  • David Wilson
  • Carol Chin (Acting Committee Chair)
  • Mark McGowan (ex officio)
  • Nakanyike Musisi (ex officio)
  • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
  • Doris Bergen
  • Steve Penfold

Plans and coordinates undergraduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other undergraduate issues as necessary.

  • Nakanyike Musisi (Acting Committee Chair)
  • Vicki Norton (ex officio)
  • Paul Cohen
  • Max Mishler
  • Yvon Wang
  • Jennifer Jenkins
  • Ron Pruessen (Committee Chair)
  • Kenneth Bartlett
  • Ritu Birla (Fall)
  • Thomas Lahusen
  • Piotr Wrobel

Tri-Campus Committees

    Seeks to promote activities (lectures, conferences, workshops, etc) which promote collaboration among faculty members and advance and celebrate the intellectual life of the department.

    • Mark McGowan ( ex officio, Committee Chair)
    • Anver Emon
    • Brian Jacobson
    • Malavika Kasturi
    • Jayeeta Sharma
    • Giulio Silano
    • Shauna Sweeney
    • Tamara Walker

    Offers advice to faculty members on their grant applications; seeks opportunities to strengthen the department research culture and the success of faculty members in winning grants.

    • James Retallack (Committee Chair)
    • Carol Chin
    • Steve Penfold
    • Natalie Rothman
    • Lynne Viola

    Chaired by a tenured faculty member, works closely with Associate Chair Graduate and Graduate Administrators to review graduate applications and determine offers of admission; liaises with prospective faculty advisors about responding to pre-application inquiries, messages of interest and campus visits, and assists the Associate Chair Graduate, in the recruitment of admitted students.

    • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
    • Carol Chin
    • Takashi Fujitani
    • Paula Hastings
    • Jennifer Jenkins
    • Lori Loeb
    • Julie MacArthur
    • Sean Mills
    • Bhavani Raman
    • Luis Van Isschot

    Plans and coordinates graduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other graduate issues as necessary.

    • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
    • Vivian Hwang
    • Nicholas Everett
    • Cindy Ewing
    • Brian Gettler
    • Anup Grewal
    • Michelle Murphy
    • Nicholas Everett (Chair)
    • Franca Iacovetta
    • Lori Loeb
    • Michelle Murphy
    • Steve Penfold

    Advises the Associate Chair, Graduate in the awarding of internal fellowships; reviews graduate students’ applications and proposals assisting in the preparation of cover letters, CVs and dossiers for external fellowships.

    • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
    • Heidi Bohaker
    • Paul Cohen
    • Sean Hawkins
    • Franca Iacovetta

    Assists and advises graduate students at all levels of their study to prepare for the job market including: workshops on the preparation of CVs, cover letters and teaching dossiers; individual consultations regarding job applications; mock interviews; support for AHA interviews in advance of and at the meeting; and preparation for campus visits.

    • Laurie Bertram (Committee Chair)
    • Associate Chair Graduate (ex officio)
    • Shami Ghosh
    • Chris Johnson 
    • Timothy Sayle (fall)