Ingrid Makus will begin her second term as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences on Saturday, July 1.
She became Dean in 2018 after serving terms as Interim Dean in Social Sciences from 2016 to 2018 and Acting Dean from 2013 to 2014, as well as a term as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research with the Faculty from 2010 to 2013.
Makus, who holds a Master of Arts and PhD from the University of Toronto, has also taught in the Department of Political Science for nearly 30 years with research interests in gender and politics, identity politics and rights discourse.
Since 2018, Makus has led the development of the Faculty’s strategic plan and directed Dean’s Discretionary Funding to support student experiences and innovative research, including special grants for COVID-19 research in the early stages of the global pandemic. The Faculty has also successfully ushered in a BA in Critical Criminology, a BA in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice and a PhD in Sustainability, and launched strategic initiatives such as Women in Leadership and the Faculty’s research symposium series.
Makus says the achievements of the past five years reflect the dedication and adaptability of an exceptional community of scholars, students, teachers and staff.
“It has been a privilege to serve the Faculty of Social Sciences these past five years,” she says. “We are now well positioned for continued success as we move forward in addressing the challenges and opportunities outlined in our Faculty and University-wide strategic plans.”