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New undergraduate Scholarship announced

February 15, 2018

The department is happy to announce the creation of the Elisabeth Wallace Undergraduate Scholarship, an in-course award open to political science undergraduate students enrolled in a Major or Specialist program. Mary Elisabeth Wallace (1910 – 2009) was a distinguished political biographer and the first female faculty member in what was then known as the Department […]

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Mourners walk out after a funeral service for three of the victims of the deadly shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, at the Congress Centre in Quebec City, Quebec,on February 3, 2017.  / AFP / Alice Chiche        (Photo credit should read ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamophobia in Canada

January 29, 2018

Today marks one year since the horrific shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Two political science faculty, Aisha Ahmad and Christopher Cochrane reflect on Islamophobia in Canada and the need to address anti-Muslim sentiment. The complete U of T News article is available here. The Centre for Ethics will host an […]

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Undergraduate Student Awards

January 29, 2018

The annual student awards reception took place on Thursday, January 25th with faculty, staff, students, their proud parents and donors in attendance. Twenty six awards were handed out in total this year, one to Laird Alexander Morris, who received the The Mary Keenan Award. With his sights firmly set on law school next year, Laird, who has been […]

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The unimpeachable president

January 18, 2018

With Saturday marking the first anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump taking office, U of T News featured experts at the University of Toronto who have weighed in with Globe and Mail op-eds that take critical aim at the presidency. Clifford Orwin, professor of political science, looks at the unimpeachable president. The U.S. Constitution allows for impeachment for “high […]

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PhD candidate lead on APSR article

January 9, 2018

A paper that won the APSA 2017 Legislative Studies CQ Press Award (September 2017) has just been published in the American Political Science Review (APSR), political science’s premier scholarly research journal. The lead on the paper, entitled “Non-Representative Representatives: An Experimental Study of the Decision Making of Elected Politicians” is PhD candidate Lior Sheffer, an achievement seldom met […]

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The Year Ahead

January 5, 2018

U of T News spoke to political scientists Janice Stein, Aisha Ahmad, Randall Hansen, Phil Triadafilopoulos, Chris Cochrane and Nelson Wiseman as they weigh in on what may be in store in the year ahead both internationally and closer to home. The full article is available here. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)      

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Political Science Alumna Named NYT Non-fiction Critic

December 12, 2017

Jennifer Ildiko Szalai, a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied political science and peace and conflict studies, has been named as the new non-fiction critic at The New York Times. To read more about her and her exciting new appointment visit The New York Times here.

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Global Thinker 2017

December 5, 2017

Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has been honoured with a 2017 Global Thinker Award by Foreign Policy magazine. “In a year when the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is just beginning to be fully understood, Citizen Lab’s work to […]

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JHI Award

November 30, 2017

Congratulations to Political Scientist Rebecca Kingston who has been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Research Fellowship (2018-2019). Research Fellows are University of Toronto tenured faculty members by the time of their fellowship, chosen for their distinction in achievements relative to their career stage, the excellence of their proposed project, and its relation to the […]

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UN Climate Summit

November 8, 2017

The UN climate change conference, otherwise known as COP23 which runs from Nov. 6-17, is aiming to work toward a “rule book” to guide governments toward the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which set a goal of keeping global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees. Speaking to U of T News, Matthew Hoffmann, professor of political science […]

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