News & Announcements

Antoinette Handley named FAS new Vice-Dean, Graduate Education

April 15, 2021

Huge congratulations to our Chair Professor Antoinette Handley, who has been named the Faculty of Arts & Science’s new Vice-Dean of Graduate Education beginning July 1, 2021 for a four year term. In her recent memorandum announcing the appointment, Dean Melanie Woodin outlined Professor Handley’s impressive academic background in welcoming her to the Dean’s Office. […]

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Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

April 14, 2021

In recent weeks, a number of our faculty have appeared on various media platforms responding to the recent spike in reports of anti-Asian harassment and discrimination, both here in North America and around the world. They include: Joseph Wong The Globe And Mail Anti-Asian microaggressions are racist – period  Diana Fu The New Normal with Maydianne Andrade […]

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Diana Fu selected as Wilson Center China Fellow

April 14, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Diana Fu, recently selected as a 2021 Wilson Center China Fellow, one of only two Canada-based scholars, for her project entitled “Is Chinese Civil Society Dead? How the U.S. Should Navigate People-to-People Exchange in a New Era.” The Wilson Center, chartered by the United States Congress in 1968 as the official memorial […]

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Joseph Wong appointed U of T’s vice-president, international

April 7, 2021

Congratulations to political scientist Joseph Wong who has been appointed vice-president, international for a five-year term. The appointment, which takes effect April 7, 2021 through June 30, 2026, was approved by the university’s Governing Council Tuesday and follows a comprehensive international search. Also the Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global […]

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James Eayrs (1926 – 2021)

February 16, 2021

The Department is saddened to hear of the death of Professor James Eayrs, a distinguished scholar of Canadian foreign policy, who taught in the Department from 1952 – 1980. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.  

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African Scholar Award

February 4, 2021

Congratulations to Professor and Political Science Chair (on leave) Antoinette Handley, the recent recipient of an African Scholar Award. Created by the University of Toronto’s African Alumni Association’s founder and executive director Henry Ssali, the African Scholars Awards ceremony saw 16 U of T alumni, faculty and staff recognized for their contributions in realms ranging from academic […]

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Statement on the David Rayside Undergraduate Scholarship

February 4, 2021

Dear members of our community, We want to thank those of you who reached out with concerns regarding the David Rayside Undergraduate Scholarship. The Department of Political Science has now had an opportunity to look into this matter. The application form for the scholarship states that “all decisions are based solely on the information and […]

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2020 ‘Albie’ Award

January 7, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Phillip Lipscy whose article COVID-19 & the Politics of Crisis was a recipient of a 2020 Albie award as selected by Daniel W. Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The ‘Albies’ are named after the late, great political economist Albert O. Hirschman and are awarded annually for […]

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J.E. Hodgetts Award

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Alison Smith and alumnus Jack Lucas for winning the 2019 J.E. Hodgetts award for best article in the Journal of Canadian Public Administration for their article ‘Multilevel policy from the municipal perspective: A pan‐Canadian survey.’ Each year, The J.E. Hodgetts Award goes to the finest article in English appearing in the previous years volume of […]

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Professor Ran Hirschl’s work quoted extensively by the Supreme Court of Canada

November 10, 2020

Professor Ran Hirschl’s work on the high global stature and reputation of Canadian constitutional law and the Supreme Court of Canada has been quoted in a recent landmark ruling of the Supreme Court in Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc. (Case No. 38613). In its decision, the Supreme Court contemplated whether Charter rights, in particular […]

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