University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Public News and Announcements
A memorial gathering will be held at Massey College on Saturday, June 8, 2012 from 2 to 5PM. All are welcome to attend. (If you are planning to attend, please send an RSVP to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Donations in memory of Richard may be made to The Richard Iton Memorial Fund, which will support a student award on the Mississauga and St. George campuses of the University of Toronto. Donations may be made on-line at www.donate.utoronto.ca/politicalscience or by mail to The Richard Iton Memorial Fund, c/o Office of the Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3G3. Tax receipts will be issued. The attached form may also be used: MS Word | PDF.
On Saturday May 18, Professor Aisha Ahmad will be part of the first ever TEDxUofT. The event, organized by a student-led group, “will showcase 13 speakers from a wide range of disciplines who will engage and inspire a community of curious souls with their ideas, their stories, their journeys and their dreams. ”
Click here to read more about the event.
In a recent U of T News article, Barrett Hooper writes about Political Science Professor Joseph Wong and how he teaches his students is that innovation doesn’t mean invention. Professor Wong says “innovation has become a buzzword — you hear it everywhere from Singapore to Rwanda. But we need to disabuse people of the idea that it’s about the Next Big Thing, innovation is about finding ways to do good. And the Next Big Thing are the people who have the audacity to believe they can make a difference.”
To read the full article click here.
Beth Jean Evans is the recipient of a 2013 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program’s (TATP) Teaching Excellence Award. The TATP Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contributions of teaching assistants at the University of Toronto. The award seeks to value the work of TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students.
The Department of Political Science would like congratulate Ms. Evans and thank her for her commitment to undergraduate teaching.
For more information on the award and to see the full list of recipients click here.
Professor Peter Loewen has been appointed as the Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States. Professor Loewen’s appointment is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016.