News & Announcements

Connaught New Researcher Awards

September 17, 2020

Congratulations to Professors Elizabeth Acorn (UTSC) and Martha Balaguera Cuervo (UTM) both recipients of U of T’s Connaught New Researcher Awards. In total, there were 56 recipients of the award this year (fourteen researchers in humanities, nine in life sciences, eight in physical sciences and engineering, and 25 in social sciences) which recognises assistant professors within the first five years […]

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RSC Appointment

September 15, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Diana Fu, one of five University of Toronto faculty members who have been appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Established in 2014, the college honours excellence and seeks to recognize and foster academic leadership and collaboration among those who have received their PhDs within the last […]

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APSA Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award

September 2, 2020

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has awarded the 2020 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award to Professor Emeritus Carolyn Tuohy for her book Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform. (University of Toronto Press 2018). University of Toronto Press describes the book as advancing “an ambitious new approach to understanding the relationship between political context and […]

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SSHRC Insight Grant Awards

August 31, 2020

Congratulations to our faculty members who have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada 2019-20 Insight Grant: Steven Bernstein Coherence and Incoherence in Global Sustainable Development Governance Randall Hansen Work, Work, and Want: Global Drivers of Human Trafficking Matthew Hoffmann The 100 Resilient Cities Initiative: A Natural Experiment in the Politics of Creating […]

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SSRHC Insight Development Grant Awards

August 27, 2020

Congratulations to our faculty members who have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada 2019-20 Insight Development Grant: Peter Loewen Automation, local and global economic dynamics, and populism Julie Moreau & Michael Donnelly Understanding LGBTQ Linked Fate and Political Participation in the US and Canada Shivaji Mukherjee State Motivations and Civil War Duration-Explaining sub-national […]

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New Appointment

August 24, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Ayelet Shachar who has been appointed to the Munk School’s Robert F. Harney Professorship in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2021. Professor Shachar will also serve as Director of the Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs […]

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Remembering Carolina De Miguel Moyer

August 21, 2020

The Department is mourning the loss of our dear colleague, Carolina de Miguel Moyer, who died this week of cancer. From the time she joined our department in 2012, Carol was an integral and valued member of the department. As a researcher, she was well on her way to establishing herself as an important scholar […]

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Vanier Scholarship win for Political Science student

August 6, 2020

Q&A with 2020 Vanier Scholar Yojana Miraya Oscco Congratulations to PhD student Yojana Miraya Oscco who has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC). Launched in 2008, the program enables Canadian institutions to attract and retain highly qualified doctoral students in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Chosen for their demonstration of academic excellence, leadership […]

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Distinguished Professor Award

July 23, 2020

Professor Steven Bernstein has been named a University of Toronto Distinguished Professor. Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025 he will hold the title of Distinguished Professor of Global Environmental and Sustainability Governance at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. Congratulations to Steven! The purpose of the Distinguished Professors program is to advance and recognize individuals with […]

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New appointments

July 13, 2020

Our latest faculty appointments (July 1) include Aisha Ahmad (to Associate Professor), Theresa Enright (to Associate Professor) and Andrew Sabl (to Professor). Congratulations to all! Picture: Theresa Enright  

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