Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meets five or six times during each academic year. Its purpose is to advise the Director on major questions of orientation and vision for the Jackman Humanities Institute, including policies, programs, and general oversight on all activities. The Advisory Board connects the Jackman Humanities Institute with the humanities departments and their faculty and students across the University of Toronto.  This committee is composed of senior faculty members and department chairs from the humanities disciplines, representatives from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), the Faculty of Arts & Science, and other faculties. Members are usually appointed for three-year terms.

  • Alison Keith, Director, Jackman Humanities Institute (Fall 2022)
  • Ryan Balot, Chair, A&S Political Science
  • Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; A&S Anthropology
  • Clare Brett, Chair, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • James Cahill, Director, A&S Cinema Studies / French
  • Georges Farhat, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design
  • Anna Korteweg, UTM Department of Sociology
  • Will Kwan, UTSC Arts, Culture, Media
  • Loryl MacDonald, Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
  • Ajay Rao, UTM Vice-Dean Graduate / Historical Studies
  • Matt Ratto, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Information
  • Alison K. Smith, Chair, A&S History
  • Cheryl Suzack, A&S English / Indigenous Studies; Faculty of Law
  • Sali Tagliamonte, Chair, A&S Linguistics
  • Steven Vande Moortele, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Music
  • Ellyn Walker, Acting Director/Curator, Blackwood Gallery / UTM Visual Studies