Associate Dean, Unit-Level Reviews

Gillian Hamilton.Gillian Hamilton

Associate Dean, Unit-Level Reviews
Associate Professor, Department of Economics


Tel: 416-978-6782
Executive Assistant: Natasha Kolos
Office: SS2005, Office of the Dean, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street


The Associate Dean, Unit-Level Reviews is responsible for the cyclical, unit-level University of Toronto Quality Assurance Programs (UTQAP) reviews. This includes working with departments, EDUs and programs on the development of their self-studies, external site-visits, Provostial responses, and the implementation of accepted recommendations through the unit-level academic planning process.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support for the academic planning process
  • Program reviews
  • UTQAP process for departments and EDUs
  • Non-UTQAP reviews


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.