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Putin’s Ukraine invasion: Do declarations of war still exist?

Rebekah K. Pullen and Catherine Frost were featured in the Conversation.
Mar 07, 2022

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - March 18, 2022

Panel on Decolonizing the Syllabus / Decolonizing the Classroom
Mar 02, 2022

PhD candidate Mohammad Ferdosi co-authors think piece for UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab

Mr. Ferdosi and his collaborators wrote about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
Mar 02, 2022

PhD student Noah Fry publishes in Canadian Public Administration

Mr. Fry's article analyzes Canadian lobbying regulations and their reform
Feb 18, 2022

Online Workshop: Democratic Backsliding in Southeast Asia?

Globally, democracy is said to be backsliding. What about in Southeast Asia? Can this concept capture political developments currently happening in the region? What are the characteristics, causes, and consequences of backsliding, if any, in various countries located in the region?
Feb 15, 2022

Community Leader Adjunct Appointments

The Community Research Platform (CRP) is excited to share that three of the platform’s Steering Committee members have been appointed as Adjunct Professors at McMaster.
Feb 10, 2022

Majority of Canadians disagree with ‘freedom convoy’ on vaccine mandates and lockdowns

Most Canadians support government measures to help control the spread of COVID-19, according to a public opinion study. But they’re growing weary of the pandemic. Clifton van der Linden of McMaster University and Alexander G W Beyer of Simon Fraser University were featured in the Conversation.
Feb 04, 2022

Department of Political Science announces new Black Excellence Graduate Scholarship

Newly created entrance scholarship aims to support graduate students from the Black community
Jan 31, 2022

Studying New Developments in Income Security Policy

Dr. Peter Graefe and Mohammad Ferdosi Awarded Grants to study innovations in income security
Jan 31, 2022

Meet Dr Nathan Andrews

Nathan Andrews joined the department of political science on January 1, 2022. He recently sat down with the communications team to discuss his research interests, the questions that still keep him up at night and his love of dance.
Jan 27, 2022

Inspiring International Student of the Year

PhD doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science wins awards.
Jan 24, 2022

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - February 9, 2022

Panel on recently published books: Childhood in IR, Austerity and Paradox and Democracy
Jan 13, 2022

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Cassandra Preece and Aye Lei Tun for being awarded the UBC-IDRC Myanmar Fellowship!

Ph.D. students Cassandra Preece and Aye Lei Tun were recently selected as 2021 UBC Myanmar Initiative Fellows. The UBC Myanmar Initiative is a joint University of British Columbia (UBC) and IDRC’s K4DM initiative to support researchers and democratization in Myanmar.
Jan 12, 2022

Canada should look inward to address American protectionism

PhD Candidate, Noah Fry, was recently featured in the Conversation.
Nov 30, 2021

Welcome Everyone to the Academic Year 2021-2022!

For those new to our department, it’s great to have you onboard and we hope that you find your time with us to be a stimulating and rewarding academic experience. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Nov 17, 2021

Now hiring! Tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring a tenure-track professor to be cross-appointed with the Faculty of Social Science’s innovative new Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program.
Nov 15, 2021

Analysis: Public acceptance of sin taxes on sugar or fat not dependent on evidence

Associate Professor, Political Science, Katherine Boothe, and Research Assistant, Nicole Fiorillo were featured in the Conversation.
Nov 04, 2021

Information session on an opportunity to study law in UK for a term

Learn about our new exchange program with law schools at the University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow and University of Liverpool.
Nov 01, 2021

IDRC-Funded Book Workshop on Gender and Politics in Myanmar

PhD student Cassandra Preece and Dr. Netina Tan hosted a virtual IDRC-funded book workshop with 10 domestic and international collaborators to discuss their book project on women’s political participation in Myanmar.
Oct 20, 2021

Environmentalists must pressure the Indian government to take action on climate

Political Science Ph.D. candidate Roomana Hukil recently published an article in The Conversation about the critical role of Indian environmental NGOs and their campaign strategies.
Oct 08, 2021