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PhD graduates Eric Merkley and Dominik Stecula publish in the British Journal of Political Science Congratulations to UBC Political Science PhD graduates Eric Merkley and Dominik Stecula who have just published a chapter from their dissertation work:  Party Cues in the News: Democratic Elites,  Republican Backlash, and the Dynamics of Climate Skepticism, in the British Journal of Political Science. Summary Supporters of the Republican Party have become much more skeptical […]

Welcome to Joëlle Alice Michaud-Ouellet UBC Political Science would like to extend a warm welcome to Joëlle Alice Michaud-Ouellet, who joins us as a Sessional Lecturer. 

Wishing a happy retirement to Richard Johnston UBC Political Science wishes a happy retirement to a path-breaking researcher one of the most accomplished political scientists of his generation in Canada.

UBC Political Science Professor Emeritus publishes Pandemic Poems in Inroads 2020’s toughest curveballs cannot stop UBC Political Science Professor Emeritus and poet Philip Resnick. This year, he published his new memoir, Itineraries, but not even a global pandemic can put his muse to rest. Resnick recently published a set of poems in Inroads about life during COVID-19. Written between February and June of this year, […]

PhD Student Paolo Sosa-Villagarcia: Despite Effort, Peru’s Covid-19 Response Fails Paolo Sosa-Villagarcia, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia and Fox International Fellow, describes Peru as a poster child for problems of radical austerity in their response to COVID-19.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates In honour of our 2020 graduates, the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Political Science have made a video to celebrate their extraordinary accomplishment of graduating during these chaotic times.

UBC Political Science Head’s Letter on Racism and Diversity In the UBC Political Science Department, we have been asking ourselves how we, as an academic unit and as political scientists, can do more to combat racism and foster a more inclusive and just society.

Four third-year Honours students published in the Journal of East Asian Studies UBC Political Science is proud to announce that four third-year honours students have published book reviews for the Journal of East Asian Studies (Cambridge) this Spring. The reviews were originally written for Poli 390, an honours seminar class. During the last section of the course, students study recent books and topics. “This is a first. […]