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Anver Saloojee

Anver Saloojee

EducationPhD (Political Science): Toronto
Phone(416) 979-5000 x 554972


Dr. Anver Saloojee is Full Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Anver holds a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA), both in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Anver has been a member of the Department of Politics and Public Administration since 1987.  He served as Interim Dean of Law and as Assistant Vice President, International.

When the African Journal of Public Affairs was launched in 2007, Anver was named a member of the international advisory panel.  He continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Panel.

Anver's dedicated service to the Ryerson Faculty Association, external link, opens in new window was recognised on 05 May 2015, when he received the RFA Distinguished Service Award.  The award recognised his service as President (2009-14), Vice President (2008-10), Chair of the Grievance Committee (2003-04), and Vice President (2000-02).

In Fall 2005, Anver became an Advisor to the Ministry of the Presidency of the Government of South Africa, and so was on leave from Ryerson from Fall 2005 until Fall 2008.

Anver is also a past President of the Laidlaw Foundation, external link, opens in new window, a past Vice President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, external link, opens in new window (2011-2014), and a former Chair of the CAUT Equity Committee.  On 25 November 2011, he was presented with the CAUT Equity Award, external link, opens in new window at a ceremony in Ottawa.

Anver continues to do research on issues of equity and human rights and has published in that area.

Anver has been invited to numerous conferences and workshops, where he has presented papers on a wide array of topics related to his areas of research.

  • “Globalization and the 2007 Fiscal Crisis.” The Thinker: A Pan-African Quarterly for Thought Leaders 61:3 (2014): 12-17.
  • “Balancing academic freedom and freedom from discrimination in contested spaces.” In Academic Freedom in Conflict: The Struggle Over Free Speech Rights in the University, ed. James L. Turk, 205-217.  Toronto: James Lorimer and Co., Ltd., 2014.
  • “Towards a Developmental State: Implications for local government globally.” Journal of African Public Affairs 5:3 (Dec 2012).
  • “Social Inclusion: Theory and Practice across two continents” (with N. Saloojee).  African Journal of Public Affairs 4:2 (Sep 2011).
  • “Capítulo 22 – Desafios comuns a reformas administrivas em países em desenvolvimento” (with Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi).  In Administração pública: Coletânea, ed. B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre; Tradução Sonia Midori Yamamoto e Mirian Oliveira, 491-512.  Brasília, DF: ENAP Fundação Escola Nacional de Administração Pública; São Paulo: Direitos de publicação reservados à: Fundação Editora da UNESP (FEU), 2010.
  • Social Inclusion: Canadian Perspectives (co-edited with Ted Richmond). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2005.
  • “Canadian Diversity: A Picture of Change.” CFC Diversity Initiative.  Community Foundations of Canada, 2005.
  • “Social inclusion, anti-racism and democratic citizenship.” PDF filePolicy Matters , external link14 (Jan 2005): 1-4. A report of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre.
  • “Social Cohesion and the Limits of Multiculturalism in Canada.” In Racism, Eh? A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada, ed. Camille A. Nelson and Charmaine A. Nelson, 410-429. Concord, ON: Captus Press Inc., 2004.
  • “Social Inclusion and Democratic Citizenship.” Citizenship: Values and ResponsibilitiesCanadian Diversity / Diversité Canadienne 2:1 (Spring 2003): 20-21.
  • PDF fileSocial inclusion, anti-racism and democratic citizenship.” Perspectives on Social Inclusion Laidlaw Foundation Working Paper Series (Jan 2003).
  • Co-edited (with Anja Heelsum) Special Edition, Journal of International Migration and Integration 3:2 (Spring 2002): 151-155..
    • “Introduction” (with Anja Heelsum).  Journal of International Migration and Integration 3:2 (Spring 2002): 151-155.
    • “Ethnoracial political representation in Toronto: Patterns and problems” (with Myer Siemiatycki).  Journal of International Migration and Integration 3:2 (Spring 2002): 241-273.
  • “Inclusion and Exclusion: A Framework of Analysis for Understanding Political Participation by Members of Racialized and Newcomer Communities.” In Bringing Worlds Together Seminar Proceedings, 34-53.  Toronto: Metropolis Project, 2002.
  • “Containing Resistance: The Neoliberal Boundaries of Employment Equity.” In Restructuring and Resistance:  Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism, ed. Mike Burke, Colin Mooers, and John Shields, 287-305.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, 2000.
  • Creating inclusive post-secondary learning environments (ed. With Gail Benick and Dalyce Newby).  Toronto: s.n., 1996.