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Meet the Rookies City Councillors, the Political Science Alumni Society's inaugural event

December 16, 2010

The event was organized to promote partnership and collaboration, not just at City Hall, but in communities across the City. Twelve of the fourteen newly elected city councillors were in attendance on their first official day on the job, December 1st, 2010.  The event provided the University community, local advocates and “City Builders” a change […]

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Ron Deibert weighs in on Wikileaks in the New York Times

December 10, 2010

The venomous furor surrounding WikiLeaks, including charges of “terrorism” and calls for the assassination of Julian Assange, has to rank as one of the biggest temper tantrums in recent years. Granted, it must be frustrating for U.S. government officials and others to see thousands of secret cables splashed across the globe. But stamping feet and […]

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Why have the progressive voices of Political Science fallen silent? asks Sylvia Bashevkin in the Literary Review of Canada

December 9, 2010

Permit me to pose a provocative question, deliberately directed toward the progressive stream of Canadian political science: Is the discipline missing in action? Where are the centre-left voices? What about the other side of the spectrum? you might ask. Simply stated, there is no doubt conservative colleagues have wielded considerable influence through direct as well […]

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Political science students celebrated at award reception

December 7, 2010

The Political Science Lounge was brimming with faculty, staff, donors and proud parents on November 25th in celebration of the undergraduate community. Sixteen undergraduate award recipients were present to pick up their prizes in the presence of their professors and classmates.

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Ron Deibert and his colleagues are among the "top 5 influential IT security thinkers"

December 1, 2010

SC Magazine, a magazine for online security professionals, has named Ron Deibert, along with his colleagues Rafal Rohozinski and Nart Villeneuve , as three of the most influential thinkers for IT security. They chose “people who represent the highest degree of professionalism in the IT security space, individuals who stand out for their technical skills, […]

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Canada should lead by example, Janice Stein tells Wall Street Journal

November 30, 2010

After years of being treated like the U.S.’s poor cousin, Canada is increasingly demanding a place in the global spotlight. The country has pulled through the downturn in better shape than most of its peers, with the healthiest banking system and strongest economic recovery in the Group of Seven wealthy nations. And that solid performance […]

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David Wolfe suggests practical solutions for Toronto's economy at Workforce Innovation panel

November 26, 2010

In economics, a bulging middle is a good thing. Toronto used to have a healthy oval-shaped economy that produced full-time jobs, prosperity and a good standard of living. But over the last 20 years, it has assumed an hourglass shape, top heavy with highly paid knowledge workers and bottom heavy with minimum wage service workers. […]

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Citizen Lab wins CJFE Vox Libera award

November 18, 2010

The Citizen Lab, a research program led by Ron Deibert, that ferrets out cyber attacks and espionage, has been awarded the  Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 2010 Vox Libera Award. The Citizen Lab was selected for its dedication to free expression and access to information online. World leaders in the field of “hacktivism,” the […]

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David Rayside comments on study showing the low rates of abuse for kids of lesbian mothers

November 16, 2010

Adolescents raised in lesbian-headed households are less likely to endure physical or sexual abuse by a parent or caregiver, suggests a new report from a long-term U.S. study of lesbian families. Out of 39 sons and 39 daughters of lesbian mothers, all aged 17, who completed an online questionnaire, none reported ever being physically or […]

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Clifford Orwin writes about Obama's great "refudiation" in the Globe and Mail

November 15, 2010

Sorry about the headline. I just couldn’t help it. Liberals made such fun of Sarah Palin’s gaffe, and who’s smiling now? “The Great Repudiation” is James Ceaser’s coinage, and you’ll find his astute reading of the U.S. midterm elections on As even Freud conceded, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes a drubbing […]

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