Gillian Hamilton joined the University of Toronto in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the University of Toronto Mississauga and became an associate professor in 2001. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. She served as Associate Chair, Undergraduate of the Department of Economics from 2015- 2020 and Chair of the Faculty of Arts & Science Council.
Professor Hamilton’s research focuses on Canadian economic history — particularly child labour, marriage and fertility in pre-industrial Quebec. She has served on the Canadian Economics Association’s Executive Council and the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society. In 2020, Hamilton received the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Outstanding Teaching Award, a distinction that recognizes teaching excellence in the classroom as well in course design and curriculum development.
She has been appointed to the new role of Associate Dean, Unit-Level Reviews — formerly Undergraduate Issues and Academic Planning — for a five-year term. She will work closely with the Vice-Dean, Academic Planning to conduct unit-level cyclical U of T Quality Assurance Programs (UTQAP) reviews and work with units and programs on the development of their self-studies, external site-visits, Provostial responses and implementation of accepted recommendations through the unit-level academic planning process.
Key Areas of the Portfolio
- Support for the academic planning process
- Program reviews
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