Graduate Program Alumni

Dr. Tyler Girard

Dr. Tyler Girard is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. His research focuses on global financial governance, financial technology, global norms and agendas, and measurement. Dr. Girard’s published work appears in leading journals of the discipline, including the  American Political Science Review and the  Review of International Political Economy. Before beginning his tenure-track position at Purdue University, he completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Girard received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2021 and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in recognition of his academic achievement. To learn more about his research and teaching, please visit



Dr. Mike McGregor

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Dr. Mike McGregor is a graduate of the PhD program at Western where he was co-supervised by Professors Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson. After teaching at Bishop's University, he is currently in a tenure-track position at Ryerson University's Department of Politics and Public Administration.  His work is on attitudes, motivations, and voter behaviour at local and national levels in Canada. Dr. McGreggor has published widely in journals such as  Canadian Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Nations and Nationalism, Political Psychology and  Urban Affairs Review. He is the co-author or co-editor of three books, most recently  Big City Elections in Canada (University of Toronto Press). He has also won numerous research grants, is the lead investigator of the SSHRC-funded Canadian Municipal Election Study, and was awarded an Early Researcher Award by the Government of Ontario.

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