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The three pillars of Canada

June 27, 2017

In the run up to next Saturday’s celebration of 150 years as a nation, Peter Russell, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, joined Michael Enright on CBC’s The Sunday Edition to talk about this place we call Canada and how a meeting with the Grand Chief of the Dene Nation in 1973, changed him both […]

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Getting out the homeless vote

June 6, 2017

Anna Kopec, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto recently spoke to CBC’s The 180 on the issues surrounding mobilizing the homeless to vote in elections. She says while homeless people are able to vote, they, and the people who serve them, often don’t know it. And in her view, that’s a problem. Many think that […]

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Remember This Name

June 6, 2017

‘Remember This Name’ is a new series from U of T News which focuses on how former U of T students around the globe are transforming research. In their fifth instalment, they turn the spotlight on Debra Elizabeth Thompson, who completed her PhD in political science at University of Toronto and is currently an assistant […]

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New Graduate endowment

June 5, 2017

The ‘Morimitsu Inaba Doctoral Fellowship in the Political Economy of Development’ has just been announced in the Department of Political Science. Generously endowed by Dr. Morimitsu and Mrs. Etsu Inaba, the fellowship will be awarded to a Political Science doctoral student based on academic merit, whose field of interest is political economy of development, including […]

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Connaught New Researcher Awards

June 5, 2017

Two political science Professors have each received a Connaught New Researcher Award. Diana Xuan Fu and Stefan Renckens were among 56 rising U of T research stars to receive support for their research projects “Reaching for Half the Sky: Explaining China’s New Wave Feminist Movement” and “Transnational Private Sustainability Governance as Interest Community” respectively. The annual awards are provided […]

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Donald Smiley Prize

June 1, 2017

Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics by Erin Tolley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, has won the Canadian Political Science Association’s (CPSA) prestigious Donald Smiley Prize. The prize is awarded to the best book published in English or French in the field relating […]

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Federal Favouritism

May 31, 2017

Canada was designed as a federation, denoting that the national government be responsible for some things, the provincial government for others. The pendulum of who does what has swung over the years, with some commenting that the federal government has become so far removed from people’s lives that all it does now is go to […]

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Should the United States quit the Paris climate deal?

May 24, 2017

In his latest article for The Globe and Mail, Matthew Hoffmann, professor of political science at UTSC and co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, discusses why it might be best if the United States quit the Paris climate deal. The full article is available here.

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Parliament’s Diversity Problem

May 23, 2017

A new essay by U of T political scientist Erin Tolley entitled “The Electoral System and Parliament’s Diversity Problem: In Defense of the Wrongfully Accused” argues that our electoral system is not the main barrier to more diverse representation in government. It appears in Should We Change How We Vote?, a new book of essays that evaluate […]

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New Appointments

May 18, 2017

Our latest faculty appointments include Linda White and Paul Kingston, who have both been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Seva Gunitsky and Andrea Olive have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Congratulations to all! Picture: Linda White

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