Welcome to the UBC Department of Political Science. We are a community of diverse scholars who are actively engaged in timely and innovative research. Many of our faculty have earned grants and awards for ground-breaking research, and five faculty members currently hold research chairs. Our Department is affiliated with leading Centres and Institutes on campus and we endeavor to create a respectful and open-minded intellectual community of faculty, staff and students.
We are committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. An exceptional number of our faculty have won teaching awards, and we pride ourselves on creating a supportive, innovative and rigorous learning environment. Our graduate and undergraduate students are successful in winning top-tier scholarships and recent graduates can be found in leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Many of our PhD graduates are successful securing tenure-track faculty positions and prestigious post doctoral fellowships.
Our emphasis on scholarly excellence and innovation in teaching creates a unique intellectual community and I invite prospective students to learn more about us and visit our Department, and I encourage members of our community to join in the variety of events hosted by the department this year.
Head of Department
UBC Political Science
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