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Superior Teaching Awards 2018

March 22, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science sessional lecturer Spyridon Kotsovilis, one of this year’s recipients of the Superior Teaching Award – Sessional Instructor (2018). The Superior Teaching Awards recognise some of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s most exceptional sessional lecturers and graduate student course instructors. The Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award recognises excellence in undergraduate education in classroom instruction, […]

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2018 Awards of Excellence

March 13, 2018

Three out of the five 2018 Awards of Excellence for faculty have been awarded to Political Scientists. Professors Aisha Ahmad, Neil Nevitte and Robert Vipond are all recipients of the prestigious University of Toronto’s annual awards presented to outstanding faculty, staff and students who exemplify a commitment to high achievements and to enhancing the University experience for […]

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Remembering Lee Ann Fujii

March 5, 2018

The department is mourning the loss of our friend, colleague, mentor and teacher Lee Ann Fujii who passed away unexpectedly on Friday March 2, 2018. Associate Professor Fujii was a vibrant and much-loved member of our community. A highly respected scholar of political violence, ethnicity and race, African politics and field methods, she spent 2016 […]

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Newsweek and International Affairs

March 2, 2018

Inequality and the Liberal International Order (LIO) Carla Norrlof published a piece in Newsweek based on an article for a Special Issue (SI) of International Affairs. The SI brings together leading proponents and critics of liberal internationalism to debate its future. Norrlof’s article discusses America’s current superpower status as well as economic and political inequality […]

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President’s Impact Award 2017

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science Professor Ron Deibert who has received a 2017 President’s Impact Award (PIA). These awards recognise faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia or a specific field of research, including on society, culture, public policy, law, health, education, quality of life, a profession, the economy, and the environment, through […]

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The real cost of unlicensed childcare

March 1, 2018

Research to understand why governments continue to let unlicensed home child care businesses operate without any real oversight, despite the alarming rates of child deaths, has just been published in the Journal of Risk Research examining this question in the case of Ontario. Co-authored by Linda A. White, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Adrienne Davidson, Doctoral Candidate […]

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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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