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APSA Grant to Honour Lee Ann Fujii

September 25, 2018

At the 2018 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, a group of Lee Ann Fujii’s friends and colleagues – including Stephanie McNulty, Nicholas Rush Smith, and Robin Turner – launched a fundraising effort in her honour. Recognizing her extraordinary impact on the discipline through her scholarship and her mentorship, her colleagues decided to […]

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Constantine Mitsotakis Memorial Lecture

September 24, 2018

On September 18th, political theorist Ryan Balot delivered the second annual Constantine Mitsotakis Memorial Lecture in honour of the late politician and former Prime Minister of Greece (1990–1993) in Athens. Introduced by New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, son of the late politician who is widely tipped to become the next Greek Prime Minister, the theme […]

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Yasmin Dawood named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 12, 2018

Yasmin Dawood, a leading scholar of election law from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and cross-appointed in the Department of Political Science, is one of six emerging scholars at U of T named this year as members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dawood, whose pioneering […]

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Jacques Bertrand leads new $400,000 IDRC project in Myanmar

September 5, 2018

Jacques Bertrand and his collaborators are recent recipients of a new International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funded project that continues the Asian Institute’s active involvement in Myanmar’s political and economic transition. The $400,000 project is part of the IDRC and Global Affairs Canada’s “Knowledge for Democracy in Myanmar” (K4DM) initiative that seeks to support democratic […]

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SSHRC Award

August 27, 2018

Congratulations to political scientist Sara Hughes, a recent recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Insight Development Grant (2018). The pilot project, entitled Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Measuring and Governing Urban Water Stress, will develop a new approach to conceptualising, measuring and predicting urban water stress with a focus […]

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Best Paper Award (CPS)

August 23, 2018

Congratulations to political scientist Diana Fu whose article “Disguised Collective Action in China” (2017) was selected as co-winner of the best paper published in the journal Comparative Political Studies (CPS). CPS offers scholarly work on comparative politics at both the cross-national and intra-national levels. Dedicated to relevant, in-depth analyses, CPS provides the timeliest methodology, theory, and research in the field […]

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International Policy Ideas Challenge 2018

August 20, 2018

Congratulations to political science students Nathan Sears, Michaela Pedersen, Brianna Botchwey and alumnus Craig Damian Smith who are all finalists of the ‘International Policy Ideas Challenge 2018‘. Organised by Global Affairs Canada in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the International Policy Ideas Challenge is designed to identify concrete innovative solutions to […]

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New Faces 2018

July 16, 2018

A very warm welcome to all our new faculty who officially joined the political science department on July 1! Martha Balaguera (PhD, UMass Amherst) joins us from UCSD, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies. Her work focuses on social movements with an emphasis on transborder forms of activism in the […]

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Robert Vipond awarded Ontario Historical Society’s Brant Award

July 6, 2018

Congratulations to political scientist Robert Vipond on being awarded the Ontario Historical Society’s 2017 Brant Award for his book Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity, published by University of Toronto Press. The Brant Award recognizes the best book on multicultural history in Ontario published in the past three years. In 1967, The Ontario […]

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Political Scientist David Cameron named member of the Order of Canada

July 5, 2018

Rideau Hall announced 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Friday with more than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto. Among them, professor of political science and dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, David Cameron. One of the country’s highest civilian honours, Cameron has been named a Member […]

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