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PhD Student Miriam Matejova Discusses New Book of Stories on CBC News UBC Political Science PhD student Miriam Matejova was interviewed on CBC News’ The Early Edition, along with contributor Abeer Yusuf, for their new book of stories, Wherever I Find Myself (Caitlin Press) on April 4, 2017. In Wherever I Find Myself, the third anthology in the Canadian women series, edited by Matejova, over twenty Canadian immigrant women from […]

BC Election Commentary Analysis and Opinion from Members of our Department on the upcoming BC Election

Yves Tiberghien Discusses Trumps Meeting with Chinese President at Mar-a-Lago Professor Yves Tiberghien recently sat down with The Globe and Mail for an op-ed article on Trump’s Mar-a-lago meeting with the Chinese President, April 8th 2017: This week’s Mar-a-Lago summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China has been heralded as the most significant bilateral summit in decades. The world paused to […]

Professor Richard Price Discusses Chemical Weapons in Washington Post Article Professor Richard Price recently sat down with The Globe and Mail to ask “After Syria, is there still a taboo against the use of chemical weapons?“, April 7, 2017: President Trump launched a cruise missile strike Thursday to punish the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for the alleged use of chemical weapons. Assad’s apparent sarin attack […]

New Article: “Role of Social Group Membership on Classroom Participation” by PhD Candidates Yaylaci and Beauvais In a new article in PS: Political Science and Politics, entitled “The Role of Social Group Membership on Classroom Participation”, UBC Political Science PhD Candidates Şule Yaylaci and Edana Beauvais analyze how social group membership influences classroom participation, and offer strategies for how instructors may increase student participation in the classroom. The abstract: Active and cooperative learning […]

Paul Quirk’s chapter on “Donald Trump and the Question of Fitness.”   Click Here to View Paul Quirk’s Chapter, The Presidency, Donald Trump and the Question of Fitness Paul Quirk, Professor and Phil Lind Chair in US Politics and Representation, is one of many notable scholars who have contributed to a new book, The Elections of 2016, edited by Michael Nelson. This volume was published only […]

Where do our PhDs end up? Of the department’s 52 new PhDs during the period 2004-2013, two-thirds currently hold tenured or tenure-track academic positions. Most of the others work in governmental or NGO positions related to their PhD training.

Congratulations to Augustín Goenaga – Fellowship, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters Augustín Goenaga (PhD 2015) has been awarded a fellowship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, providing him with another 3-5 years of funding at Lund University, allowing him to devote 80% percent of his time to his research! Augustín is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Lund University in […]

Congratulations to Danika Hammond on being named a Wesbrook Scholar Congratulations to Danika Hammond on being selected as a Wesbrook Scholar, one of UBC’s most prestigious designations, awarded annually to 20 senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.* Danika is a fourth-year, double Major in Political Science and First Nations and Indigenous Studies. In reflecting on being selected […]

Joint Book Launch: Celebrating new books by Sheryl Lightfoot and Coll Thrush In collaboration with First Nations and Indigenous Studies and the History Department, we held a book launch on February 2, 2017 to celebrate the release of two new books on Global Indigeneities: Global Indigenous Politics: a Subtle Revolution (2016) By Sheryl Lightfoot Associate Professor of Political Science and First Nations and Indigenous Studies, and Canada […]