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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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ISA Awards

March 9, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Ron Deibert who has been awarded two ISA (International Studies Association) awards: the ISA Canada Distinguished Scholar award and the STAIR Distinguished Scholar ‘Transversal Acts’ award. The ISA-Canada Distinguished Scholar award honours exceptional scholarship accomplishments and contributions to the development of the study of International Relations in Canada. The STAIR Distinguished Scholar ‘Transversal acts’ […]

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YWCA Award

March 3, 2020

Yet another award for Professor Sylvia Bashevkin who has received a YWCA Toronto (Young Women’s Christian Association) Woman of Distinction award (2020) in the field of education for her dedication to promoting women in research and academic leadership. YWCA Toronto is a charity whose vision is to be a leader in transforming the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged […]

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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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