Professor, sociologist, University of Ottawa
“[…teaching is the core of [the] academic mission". – Diane Pacom
Arrived at the University of Ottawa in 1978.
Expert in cultural sociology and contemporary sociology theories, with a focus on youth.
Recipient of the first annual Rector's Award in 2003 for Service to the University of Ottawa through Media and Community Relations.
Recipient of a Capital Educators Award in 2002.
Recipient of the OCUFA Teaching and Academic LibrarianshipTeaching Award in 2003.
Her teaching style is often described as "unique" in its ability to stimulate her students’ interest in the subject matter and to create a pedagogical space where students are encouraged to "think, question, develop their critical senses and outdo themselves."