About the Faculty of Social Science

Dean Nicholas Harney

Message from the Dean

A welcome message from Nicholas Harney, Dean of Social Science
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Academic Openings

Current opening academic positions within the Faculty of Social Science
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Information on accessibility accommodations and service disruptions
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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recognition of faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching

Dean's Honour List

Annual lists of those students who earned a place on the Dean's Honour List
Paula England delivering the Balakrishnan Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lectures

Dates and information on upcoming lectures hosted by our departments
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Information and resources on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization
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Faculty Honours & Awards

Our many award-winning faculty, honoured for excellence in teaching and research
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Location and Rooms

Information on our location, and rooms within the Social Science Centre
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Senior Administration & Staff

Contact information for the Administration and Staff in the Office of the Dean
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Social Science Committees & Council

Current listing of members of Social Science councils and representatives on other committees


One of the largest and most diverse Social Science Faculties in Canada, we have eight core Departments – Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology—and the interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (which is also part of Arts and Humanities).  We also offer innovative academic programs such as American Studies; Applied Archaeology; Commercial Aviation; Indigenous Studies; International Relations, Migration and Ethnic Relations; Public Administration; Public History.

We encourage you to look around our website, and the websites of our departments and programs, to see what we offer.