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ASSU Award

April 3, 2024

Congratulations to Ziibiing Lab director and Professor Uahikea Maile, who has received the 2023-24 Terry Buckland Award for Diversity and Equity in Education from the Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU), the academic union for over 27,000 full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science. This award is awarded annually by the Executive […]

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ASIL Certificate of Merit

April 1, 2024

Congratulations to Tommaso Pavone whose book The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics Behind the Judicial Construction of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2022), has received a certificate of merit in a specialized area of international law from the American Society of International Law (ASIL). ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization whose mission is to […]

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In Tribute to Peter H. Russell (1932 – 2024)

February 6, 2024

The department was very sad to learn of the recent death of Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Peter Russell. To remember him, his colleagues, former students and friends share their memories of him below in a series of tributes. A number of obituaries are posted at the bottom of the page. From Robert Vipond, Political […]

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Undergraduate Awards – celebrating academic success at its finest

January 29, 2024

The winners of the 2022-2023 undergraduate awards were announced at the annual celebration, held this year on the evening of January 25. Presiding over the award ceremony were Undergraduate Director & Associate Chair Rebecca Kingston, and Interim Chair Kanta Murali. Randy Boyagoda, Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Science, also attended the […]

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New Appointment

January 25, 2024

Professor Louis W. Pauly will serve as the Acting Chair of the Department of Political Science effective July 1, 2024 until June 30, 2025. He is the J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, where he has also served as chair of the Department of Political Science (2012 – […]

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Remembering Peter H. Russell (1932-2024)

January 15, 2024

Brilliant political scientist Peter Russell explored the intersection of politics and law SEAN FINE JUSTICE WRITER, THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 24, 2024 – UPDATED JANUARY 25, 2024 There was just one Peter Russell. It only seemed there was an entire chain of them down through the years. The one who established whole new […]

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Research Fellowship

December 19, 2023

Congratulations to Ato Onoma who has received a Chancellor Jackman Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities (2024-2025). Twelve-month Faculty Research Fellows hold an office on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building and are central members of the Circle of Fellows. They are University of Toronto tenured faculty members by the time of their […]

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New Appointment

December 18, 2023

Professor Antoinette Handley will serve as Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, from July 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. Professor Handley currently serves as Vice-Dean, Graduate Education at the Faculty of Arts and Science. Her research interests include African state-business relations and the nature of the capitalist class and elites in Africa. She […]

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Dean’s Research Excellence Award

December 7, 2023

Congratulations to Lynette Ong, one of the winners of the 2023 Dean’s Research Excellence Award! Created in 2022, this award recognizes faculty members whose research achievements have been cited as especially noteworthy with the aim of helping accomplished mid-career researchers to compete successfully in national awards competitions. Previous winners have contributed a wealth of research […]

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Connaught New Researcher Awards

December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following faculty for each receiving a Connaught New Researcher Award: Uahikea Maile for his project Canadian Capital in Hawaii: How Canadian Tourism, Agribusiness, and Development are Violating Indigenous Rights Overseas Maria Mendez for her project Violence-keeping: Women’s role in organized criminal violence Alison Smith for her project Rent Banks as a Tool […]

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