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Outstanding Teaching Award

May 13, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Kate Neville who has won a 2022 Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award! Presented annually in recognition of teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, they are given to faculty for the excellence of their classroom instruction and for their contribution to their unit’s course design and curriculum development. A full list […]

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JHI Research Fellowship

May 10, 2022

Congratulations to Political Scientist Emily Nacol who has been awarded a Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Research Fellowship (2022 – 2023). 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 […]

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New Appointments

April 28, 2022

Our latest faculty appointments include Jessica Green, Mark Manger, Phillip Lipscy, Andrea Olive, Lynette Ong and Carla Norloff who were all promoted to Professor. Congratulations to all! Picture: Andrea Olive

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Donner Prize Shortlist

April 27, 2022

Congratulations to Dan Breznitz whose book Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World (Oxford University Press), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Donner prize (2021), which recognizes the best book on public policy by a Canadian. The other finalists for the $50,000 award include: Mark Carney for Value(s): Building a Better World For […]

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New Appointments

April 25, 2022

Congratulations to two of our faculty members who have recently been appointed to new positions. Dickson Eyoh has been appointed as Acting Principal of New College effective July 1, 2022 for a one year term, while Edward Schatz has been appointed as Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School […]

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ISA Awards 2022

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to two of our faculty members who were both recognized at the 2022 International Studies Association’s (ISA) 63rd annual convention, held from March 28th to April 2nd in Nashville. Kate J. Neville was awarded the Harold & Margaret Sprout Award for her book, ‘Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking,’ while […]

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Remembering Frank Cunningham (1940-2022)

February 7, 2022

The department was very sad to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy, Frank Cunningham, over the weekend. To remember him, his colleague and friend Joseph Carens, who remembers him below, has gathered together a number of tributes from his Political Science colleagues. His obituary is available here. To read […]

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Annual Undergraduate Awards celebrated virtually for second year

January 27, 2022

Congratulations to all of our 2020/21 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! For the second year running, the annual event, which celebrates our students dedication, commitment, talent and resilience, was held virtually and attended by several faculty, students, donors and staff. Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director Dickson Eyoh, M.C. for the celebrations, acknowledged the academic challenges […]

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Show Time: Posthumously published book by UTM’s Lee Ann Fujii tackles political violence

December 6, 2021

Three and a half years ago, UTM and the scholarly community tragically lost Professor Lee Ann Fujii at the age of 56. At the time, she was nearing completion of a book on what she called “violent display.” This year, Lee Ann is in a limited sense back with us, as her final book Show Time: The Logic […]

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David A. Wolfe appointed as a member of CCA scientific advisory committee

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to David A. Wolfe, was has been appointed as a member of the Council of Canadian Academies scientific advisory committee. The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is a not-for-profit organization that convenes the best experts in their respective fields to assess the evidence on complex scientific topics of public interest to inform decision-making in […]

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