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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

In Memoriam

Bob YoungIt is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Professor Emeritus 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. [Celebration of Life Details]

Department News

Professor Biswas Mellamphy - Presentation
Professor Nandita Biswas Mellamphy has been invited by the Posthumanism Research Institute to give a talk at Wilfrid Laurier University on Thursday, October 19 at 12pm. [Read More]


The Barnard Scholarship 2017/18 Recipients
Political Science congratulates Political Science students Afifa Khwaja, Jacob Hunsburger, and Caleb Anthorpe and Political Philosophy student Heather Stewart on receiving this year’s Dr. Frederick M. Barnard Scholarships. Well done! [Read More]


Professor Young’s Articles Freely Available 
As a tribute to his research and in memoriam to honour the memory of Professor Bob Young, Canadian Journal of Political Science (CJPS) is offering free access to his articles. [Read More]


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