News & Announcements

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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New Faces

July 8, 2020

Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to the newest members of the Political Science Department! NAOMI ADIV joins UTM this Fall as Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream). She has taught urban planning, urban studies and geography for over a decade and has published on the racial politics of public space, the social uses […]

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University of Toronto Excellence Award

May 21, 2020

Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies and American studies, Cheryl will be embarking on the project ‘Legacies of Blood and Law: State Formation in a Global Era’ under the guidance of […]

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Remembering Dr. Sylvia Ostry (1927 – 2020), CC OM FRSC

May 12, 2020

Sylvia Ostry helped build the foundations of the Munk School. A world-leading liberal internationalist and Canadian patriot, she passed away on May 7, 2020, just short of her 93rd birthday. The obituaries cited below provide a sense of Sylvia’s path-breaking career in Canada’s public service in the decades before she joined us at the University […]

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Remembering Augustine Mahiga (1945 – 2020)

May 5, 2020

Over the weekend faculty members informed us of the death of Augustine Mahiga, a former student of ours, who went on to have a very active political career and was currently serving as Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzania. Emeritus Professor Richard Stren has kindly shared his memories of Augustine below: “We were […]

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June Larkin Award for Pedagogical Development

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to our graduate student Kevin Edmonds who has won New College’s June Larkin Award for Pedagogical Development. A PhD candidate specializing in Caribbean political economy, histories of alternative/illicit development, foreign intervention and the region’s radical political tradition, his publications include “Guns, Gangs and Garrison Communities in the Politics of Jamaica at the Turn of the Century”, “An […]

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CPSA Shortlist & ISA Best Paper Finalist

April 17, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Diana Fu whose book Mobilizing Without the Masses (Cambridge University Press, 2018) has been shortlisted for the 2020 CPSA (Canadian Political Science Association) Prize in Comparative Politics!  The website states: “Fu’s impressive political ethnography of labour organizations in China examines political activism in contexts where large-scale protest is illegal. Mobilizing Without the Masses examines how, unable to stage […]

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Remembering Mel Watkins (1932 – 2020)

April 6, 2020

Professor Melville H. Watkins OC, Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Political Science and Economics, passed away on April 2 at age 87. For more than fifty years, he was a leading figure in the study of Canadian economic history and the nature of Canada’s political economy. He provided a direct link between an earlier […]

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Political Science Business Continuity Plan in Response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and related changes to our work and daily lives will be with us for some time. The Political Science Administrative Office (Room 3018, Sidney Smith Hall) will remain closed until further notice. Our team (see below) will continue to work remotely and are contactable by email and phone. We will continue to monitor and […]

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