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Dr. Jane Pulkingham is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She received her PhD in sociology and social policy from the University of Edinburgh, and her research centres on gendered inequality in public policy, social welfare policy and family law arenas in Canada. Dr. Pulkingham is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, B.C. Office. She also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology and on the advisory board of Studies in Political Economy.
As Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, I am delighted to serve the largest and most diverse Faculty at SFU and to work with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the wider community to build a stimulating learning and research environment. What we do in FASS is framed by two basic commitments: to help develop an engaged and informed citizenry primed for a lifetime actively involved in civic and public life; and to equip students with the knowledge and skill-sets they need to take advantage of the diverse work opportunities that will come their way as well as to adapt to an environment that will change over the course of their life.
Home to a range of highly ranked programs, the Faculty has 315 continuing faculty members and 97 staff spread across 16 Departments and Schools, 10 programs and a language institute. Annually, the Faculty teaches some 12,000 undergraduate students and 774 graduate students. I invite you to learn more about our Faculty and our shared commitment to the value of education.
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences