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Adjudication Committees

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Judge, Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History, PEN America (appointed)


Member, John Porter Book Prize Committee, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (renamed Canadian Sociological Association) (appointed)



Member, Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme Committee (appointed)



Member, Status of Women Canada External Committee to the Policy Research Fund, Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada (appointed)


2003, 2001, 2000

Chair & Member, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel, Sociology  (appointed)



Member, Canada Research Chair, College of Reviewers, Social Sciences and

Humanities Research Council of Canada (appointed)


2013, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2000, 1998

Assessor, Grant Application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant Competition and Standard Research Grant Competition


Book Manuscript/Prospectus Referee

Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme

Canadian Scholar’s Press

Harcourt Brace

Oxford University Press

McGraw Hill Ryerson

Pearson Educational

Thomson/Nelson Canada

University of British Columbia Press

University of Toronto Press

Journal Referee

ACME: International Journal for Critical Geographies


B.C. Studies

Canadian Ethnic Studies

Canadian Historical Review

Canadian Journal of History

Canadian Journal on Aging

Canadian Public Policy

Canadian Review of Sociology, formerly Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology

Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology

Histoire Sociale/Social History

Journal of Academic Ethics

Journal of Canadian Studies

Journal of Political and Military Sociology

Journal of Women’s History

Journal of Religious Studies

Journal of Sociology & Anthropology

Labour/Le Travail

Mosaic Journal

Oral History Forum

Rethinking History 

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Sociological Forum 



Dean, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University

Chair, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University 

President, Canadian Sociological Association

Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology, McMaster University

CSA President, 2007-08 (Past-President, 2008-09 and President-Elect, 2006-07)

Executive Lead, Congress/Annual Meeting of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Professional Development


Oxford’s Women’s Leadership Development Programme, University of Oxford, England, UK, Said Business School 


Women in Education Leadership | Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA


Advancement for Academics  |  The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), Toronto, ON


National Women's Leadership Forum | American Council on Leadership (ACE) Dulles, Washington, USA


Development for Deans and Academic Leaders Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Fort Myers, FL


Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) Senior University Administrators’ Course University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB


Provost's Leadership Program | Inaugural program Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Board Memerships



Member, Board of Directors, Atkinson Foundation.


Member, Nominations Committee, Atkinson Foundation (Since 2019).



Member, Board of Directors, Pathways to Education Canada.


Member, Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Pathways to Education Canada (2017-18).


Member, Innovation and Impact Committee, Pathways to Education Canada (2017-Present).



Individual Member, National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).


Member, Editorial Board, Oral History Forum



Director, National Executive Board, National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC)  (appointed in 2007, elected in 2008, 2010).


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