Tom Urbaniak

Director of Tompkins Institute and Professor of Political Science

Dr. Tom Urbaniak is a Political Scientist, Director of CBU’s Tompkins Institute and a teacher in CBU’s MBA program. He is the author of 5 books including Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga (University of Toronto Press); Action, Accommodation, Accountability: Rules of Order for Canadian Organizations (Writing on Stone Press); and Dignity, Democracy, Development: A Citizen’s Reader (Breton Books). He is also co-editor of a book of essays with Dr. Andrew Molloy entitled Company Houses, Company Towns: Heritage and Conservation (CBU Press). Tom is an Administrative Justice of the Peace for the Province of Nova Scotia, a member of the Canadian Polish Research Institute and served on the Canadian Election Observation Mission in Ukraine. He is involved in numerous community-building activities; he is the the President of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society, Chair the Steering Committee for the CBRM’s Partner-City Agreement with Walbrzych, Poland, and the Vice Chair of the CBU Senate.

Expertise:

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