Richard Sigurdson, PhD

Calgary Police Commission

Vice-chair Sigurdson has spent almost three decades in academic and administrative roles in universities across the country. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary.

Prior to moving to Calgary in 2012, Commissioner Sigurdson served as Dean, Faculty of Arts and Acting Provost at the University of Manitoba where he also held the Duff Roblin Professorship of Government. A political scientist by training, he has published on a variety of topics, from the history of political theory to the Charter of Rights in Canada.

As an administrator, his focus has been on internationalization, indigenous teaching and learning, and improving the student experience.

Commissioner Sigurdson has a long-standing commitment to public service, volunteerism, and engagement with the community. He has served on the Manitoba Electoral Boundaries Commission, and has co-chaired the University of Calgary’s United Way campaign.