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October 19, 2018

Laird Alexander Morris didn’t know if he’d ever make it to university. Left on his own at 16, he had to quit school to work. It was a decade before he was able to continue his education. Today, Laird is a Political Science student at U of T, commuting by bus from Hamilton, keeping up […]

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Aisha Ahmad wins a MAX award

October 15, 2018

Congratulations to political science Professor Aisha Ahmad who has won ‘Woman Of The Year’ at the 2018 MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence) awards! The award recognises a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community.

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African Scholar Award

October 4, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Dickson Eyoh, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director of Political Science, a recent recipient of one of this year’s African Scholars Awards – a recognition given to faculty, students, alumni and community leaders by the African Alumni Association at U of T. The African Scholar Awards were created last year but have now become an […]

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UTM Research Prize

October 1, 2018

Each year UTM presents awards to outstanding early career faculty members, one each from the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Sciences. Political Scientist Erin Tolley has been awarded the 2017/2018 Annual Research Prize in the Social Science category for her outstanding contributions to the study of socio-demographic diversity in Canadian politics and political institutions. Congratulations […]

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Egor Lazarev wins two APSA Awards

September 27, 2018

Congratulations to one of our newest faculty members, Egor Lazarev, who was recently selected for two APSA (American Political Science Association) Awards: The 2018 Women and Politics Research Section Best Paper Award for “Laws in Conflict: Legacies of War, Gender, and Legal Pluralism in Chechnya.” The purpose of this section is to foster the study […]

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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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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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