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Political Science PhD Alumni announced a 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar! Congratulations to former Political Science PhD graduate, Kristi Kenyon, who has been named as one of the fifteen early career researchers to receive the 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar appointment! The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars will join close to 400 of the world’s best researchers who are addressing some of the most interesting and important […]

Five Faculty Have Won 2017 American Political Science Association Awards Congratulations to Cesi Cruz, Peter Dauvergne, Alan Jacobs, Richard Johnston, and Kai Ostwald on their 2017 APSA Awards!  San Francisco, August 31 – September 3, 2017 113th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition The annual meeting addresses the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2017 theme, “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations. Read on to find out more […]

Professor Cesi Cruz recieves Best Conference Paper Award from APSA A paper by Professor Cesi Cruz, with two co-authors, entitled “Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition,” has won APSA’s Political Network Section’s Best Conference Paper Award! Best Conference Paper Award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person delivered at a political science conference in the previous year. In […]

Professor Richard Johnston receives Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award Professor Richard Johnston has been named the winner of the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Politics Section of American Political Science Association (APSA). The Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes scholarship and leadership in bringing the study of Canadian Politics to the international political science community. Congratulations Richard! Previous winners […]

PhD Grad Afsoun Afsahi Offered Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Germany UBC Political Science PhD graduate Afsoun Afsahi, has been offered a Post-doctoral Fellowship with the Goethe-Universität in Germany. Congratulations!  Afsoun Afashi specializes in Political Theory and Canadian politics. Her research interests as well as the focus of her dissertation include deliberative democracy, multiculturalism, gender, facilitation, and quantitative and experimental methodology. In her future research, she will […]

Professor Alan M. Jacobs named co-winner of David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award The award is presented annually by APSA to a mid-career political scientist to recognize distinction in methodological publications, innovative application of qualitative and multi-method approaches in substantive research, and/or institutional contributions to this area of methodology. Congratulations Alan!

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 […]

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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 […]