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Governor General Gold Medal Award

May 23, 2019

Congratulations to Alexandre Pelletier who yesterday received a 2019 Governor General Gold Medal Award, one of the most prestigious awards that a student at a Canadian educational institution can receive. At U of T, the Gold Medal is awarded to three students who achieve the highest academic standing at the graduate level and was first […]

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New Appointment for David Cameron

May 3, 2019

Congratulations to Professor of Political Science David Cameron who has been appointed as Special Advisor to the President and Provost for a two-year term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. The full memo is available here.

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CPSA shortlist

May 3, 2019

Congratulations to our doctoral student Erica Rayment, whose paper “Women in the House: The Substantive Representation of Women in the Canadian House of Commons Since 1968,” has been short listed for CPSA 2019 Jill Vickers Prize for the best conference paper in gender and politics delivered in 2018. The CPSA website has described the paper as “another remarkably robust […]

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Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques

May 2, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Ron Levi recently named a Chevalier (knight) dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques – an honour granted to those who have made major contributions to French education and culture. Levi is an associate professor of global affairs and sociology, the director of global strategy at the Munk School and the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies. […]

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2019 APSA Council

April 26, 2019

Professor Melissa Williams is among three nominees for APSA’s 2019 Council (Vice President). Congratulations Melissa! The candidates, along with any additional nominations by petition, will be put to a vote by the full membership via electronic ballot in July.

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Teaching Award

April 26, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Simon Lambek, awarded a  ‘Superior Graduate Student Course Instructor Teaching Award’ (2018-19) this week for teaching POL 381H1 F Contemporary Political Theory last Summer. Honoured to have received the award, Simon described the course, which he designed and developed himself, as “covering a range of normative, critical, analytic and continental theory […]

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CPSA Shortlist

April 17, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Sylvia Bashevkin whose book Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America has been shortlisted for the 2019 CPSA Prize in International Relations. The winner will be announced at the CPSA Annual Conference President’s Dinner in Vancouver on June 5th. The CPSA Prize in International Relations was established to […]

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Remembering Meyer Brownstone (1922 – 2019)

April 5, 2019

The department of Political Science is remembering former Associate Chair Professor Meyer Brownstone who passed away on April 3rd aged 96. One of the architects of Canada’s first public health insurance system, he was awarded the prestigious Pearson Prize Medal in 1987 by the United Nations Association in Canada. His many positions included Deputy Minister of […]

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Harvard bound

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to political science doctoral student Teddy Harrison who come September, will be heading to Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies to begin a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship working with philosopher Tommie Shelby. Teddy, whose PhD research focuses on the legitimacy of the Canadian criminal justice system for Indigenous people, is hoping the opportunity […]

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ISA Bertha Lutz Prize

March 20, 2019

The Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST) of the International Studies Association (ISA) has announced that the 2019 Bertha Lutz Prize has been awarded to U of T political scientist Sylvia Bashevkin. In 2017 the DPLST, in cooperation with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) ​at SOAS – University of London, established the prize to […]

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