Vice-Dean, Graduate Education

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Dwayne Benjamin

Professor Dwayne Benjamin joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Economics in 1989 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2000. Professor Benjamin’s research focuses on labour markets, the interactions between households and markets and the resulting distribution of economic well-being in Canada and developing countries. He served as the Chair of the Department of Economics from 2015-2017, after time as Graduate Director and Associate Chair of the Department of Economics from 2003-2006, as well as Associate Chair, Undergraduate from 2010-15. Professor Benjamin was appointed Vice-Dean, Graduate Education in 2017.

The Vice-Dean, Graduate Education oversees all matters relating to graduate education, including graduate enrolment planning, administration of funds to support graduate activities, graduate program development and governance matters. The Vice-Dean is also responsible for the Faculty’s undergraduate-graduate teaching Extra-Departmental Units, including general supervision, annual performance assessments and director searches.

Key Areas of the Portfolio

  • Graduate programs
  • Interdisciplinary undergraduate-graduate units
  • Graduate curriculum committee
  • Funding to support graduate activities
  • Milestones and Pathways


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