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New A&S Dean: Political scientist David Cameron

Political scientist David Cameron has been named the new dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Political scientist David Cameron has been named the new dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Political scientist David Cameron has been named the new dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Cameron, who demonstrated outstanding leadership as Interim Dean during a time of transition for both the Faculty and the University, brings an impressive scope of experience and vision to the position.

Cameron has served in many roles at the University of Toronto, including Vice-President, Institutional Relations; Chair of the Department of Political Science; and, Acting Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Education and Teaching. In addition to extensive administrative and advisory work at the federal level, Cameron has served in a series of positions for the Government of Ontario, including: Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs; Deputy Minister and Special Advisor to the Premier on Constitutional Reform; and, Special Constitutional Advisor to the Premier of Ontario.

Cameron is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. A long-time student of Canadian federalism, Quebec nationalism and constitutional reform, in recent decades he has turned his attention to political change and constitution-making in conflict and post-conflict situations in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Somalia, the Western Sahara, and Jerusalem. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and also a recipient of the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies, the University of Toronto’s Ludwik and Estelle Jus Human Rights Prize, the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award, and the Adrienne Clarkson Public Service Laureateship.

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