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    Putting the Pieces of World Politics Together:

    Putting the Pieces of World Politics Together

  • Laura Stephenson holding a sign saying what shapes your political views

    How Social Structures Influence Voters: Associate Professor Laura Stephenson

  • Radoslav Dimitrov at UN Climate Change Conference

    Negotiating a UN climate change treaty: Associate Professor Radoslav Dimitrov

  • Don Abelson with Northern Lights Book Cover

    Professor Don Abelson: Shines a Light on Canadian Think Tanks

  • Dan Bousfield awarded 2017 Marilyn Robinson Award for Teaching

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Bob Young

In Memoriam – Professor Emeritus Bob Young
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Dr. Bob Young. Bob was a gifted teacher and scholar, and a mentor and dear friend to many. While his impressive body of work will shape our discipline for decades to come, it was his commitment to strengthening our department and his willingness to help his colleagues develop as full members of the academy that will be remembered most.  Bob was a distinguished scholar, great mentor, and friend.  We in Political Science wish to send our heartfelt condolences to Bob’s Wife, Louise Gadbois, and family, at this extremely sad time.  Bob will be missed dearly. [Donations and Bob's Obituary]

Celebration of Life in honour of Bob Young


Dianne Lalonde - Prize Finalist
PhD Candidate, Dianne Lalonde, is a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize. Dianne is one of 6 finalists in the Reconciliation category and will be presenting in front of judges on Wednesday, September 13th in Thunder Bay. [Read More]


Professor Quinn - New Book Chapter
Professor Joanna Quinn has a chapter in the just-released Research Handbook on Transitional Justice, providing detailed and comprehensive coverage of the transitional justice field. [Read More]


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