Tom Urbaniak

Professor of Political Science, Director of the Tompkins Institute

Dr. Tom Urbaniak is the author of five books and numerous articles on public policy, Canadian and municipal politics, and community development. He has chaired numerous national and local organizations, including the National Trust for Canada and the national inter-faith organization Faith & the Common Good. Tom works effectively with diverse communities and is a respected leader in the Polish community of Cape Breton and Atlantic Canada. He is a frequent media analyst in English, French, and Polish. Tom is a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for his service to the community, province and country.


Canadian Politics, Public Policy, Economic Development, Municipal Politics, Polonia (Polish communities outside Poland)