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‘Taxing Africa’ named to Foreign Affairs’ list of best books

February 4, 2020

The latest book from Wilson Prichard Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform, and Development, has been named one of Foreign Affairs’ best books of 2019. Prichard is an associate professor jointly appointed to the department of political science in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. A research fellow at […]

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Undergraduate Awards celebrate ‘the best young scholars we are privileged to teach.’

January 29, 2020

Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts & Science Professor Melanie Woodin, donor Anne Dupré, Political Science staff and faculty, and many proud parents. Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director Dickson Eyoh, who was […]

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Remembering Michael Stein (1940 – 2020)

January 20, 2020

The Department lost a dear friend and colleague over the weekend. Michael Stein passed away on January 19th. After retiring from McMaster University, Michael taught for many years in our Department, mainly in the fields of Canadian politics and federalism. He was a warm and genial colleague, and was held in affectionate regard by the […]

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Order of Canada

January 8, 2020

Congratulations to Professor emeritus of Economics and Political Science Mel Watkins recently named a Member of the Order for “his contributions as a political economist and for his advocacy of social justice.” He was the chief author of the 1968 federal report, known as the Watkins Report, on the costs and benefits of foreign ownership of the […]

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Rabble’s Favourite Books 2019

January 8, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Sylvia Bashevkin, editor of ‘Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories’ (UBC Press) recently voted the second favourite read of 2019, second only to Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ by, a Canadian, non-profit alternative magazine founded in 2001.

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ArQuives Induction

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor David Rayside recently inducted into the national portrait collection at the ArQuives, Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archive, which assembles and maintains collections related to LGBTQ2+ life in Canada, including books, archival papers, artifacts, photographs, and art. Founded in 1973, they are the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archive in the world. Read the Q&A with Professor Scott Rayter on […]

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Federal election results: what our experts are saying

October 22, 2019

The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, are heading back to parliament for a second consecutive term as the governing party, although they’ll need to negotiate support from at least one other party in order to pass any legislation while they are in office. Here is what some of our political scientists had to say about […]

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Remembering Peter Silcox (1939 – 2019)

October 16, 2019

The Department was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Peter Silcox, who passed away on October 12 at the age of 80. Peter came to the University of Toronto in 1961 from Britain, having recently completed a B.A. at Bristol and a Diploma in Social Administration at the LSE. He intended to […]

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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

September 30, 2019

Congratulations to Nathaniel Gilmore who was recently selected as the winner of the St. George Campus 2017/18 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The committee, comprised of Professors Grace Skogstad, Erin Tolley and TA Coordinator Ryan Hurl thanked him for his dedication to teaching saying: “Our students have benefited immensely from his energy and careful work.” Nathaniel, […]

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ASA Charles Tilly Award

September 26, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Professor Diana Fu whose book Mobilizing without the Masses: Control and Contention in China was a co-winner of ASA’s (American Sociological Association) 2019 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Collective Behaviour and Social Movements section. Established in 1986, the award recognizes a publication that has added to the field.     […]

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