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Arjun Chowdhury selected to receive Robert L. Jervis-Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award Professor Arjun Chowdhury has been selected to receive the Robert L. Jervis-Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award from APSA’s International History and Politics section for his book The Myth of International Order (Oxford University Press, 2018). The members of the committee were Catherine Lu (chair), John Duffield, and Mlada Bukovansky. Congratulations Arjun!  

Sam LaSelva wins the CPSA Don Smiley Prize Professor Sam LaSelva has been awarded the Don Smiley Prize by the CPSA, which is awarded to the author of the best book published in English or French in a field relating to the study of government and politics in Canada for his book Canada and the Ethics of Constitutionalism: Identity, Destiny, and Constitutional Faith, […]

Faculty of Arts – 2018/19 Dean of Arts Award recipient Dr. Richard Johnston Congratulations to UBC Political Science Professor Dr. Richard Johnston as recipient to the 2018-19 Dean of Arts Award! The Dean of Arts Award is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions in two or more areas (educational leadership; teaching and learning; research; and service/community engagement) and whose contributions have proven […]

2019 Undergraduate Awards Following the Spring 2019 Convocation, our Department held its annual award ceremony to recognize our top undergraduate students and essay prize recipients. Congratulations to all of the winners and to the entire class of 2019! Event photo gallery below.   Undergraduate Awards Robert Lorne Stanfield Prize in Political Science $200 awarded to a student with […]

PhD Graduate Sule Yaylaci shortlisted for CPSA 2019 Vincent Lemieux Prize PhD Graduate Sule Yaylaci is shortlisted for CPSA 2019 Vincent Lemieux Prize. Her study details are below. Sule Yaylaci (University of British Columbia), “Trust in Civil Wars: The Implications of Conflict Character and Threat on Political and Social Trust” This highly original study of the effects of civil wars on victims and bystanders considers the […]

Professor Richard Price Appointed as New Political Science Department Head Excerpt from Gage Averill, Dean, Faculty of Arts It is my pleasure to confirm that the Provost has granted approval to appoint Dr. Price as the next Head of the Department of Political Science. I am pleased also to advise that Dr. Price has agreed to undertake the role of Head from July 1, 2019 […]

Boyer Prize Awarded to Miriam Matejova, Stefan Parker and Peter Dauvergne On March 8th, 2019, the Australian Institute of International Affairs awarded Miriam Matejova, Stefan Parker and Peter Dauvergne the Boyer Prize for 2018, for their article, “The politics of repressing environmentalists as agents of foreign influence” (Australian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 72, Issue 2, 2018). The Boyer Prize is awarded annually to commend the best article published […]

Brian Job awarded Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation A ceremony and reception honouring Brian Job at the Japanese Consulate General was held to celebrate his award for the work he has done with Japanese colleagues on the issue of security and cooperation between Canada and Japan over many years.     Brian L. Job (PhD, Indiana University) is Professor of Political Science and a […]

Special to the Globe and Mail: Brilliant scholar Alan Cairns helped shape political thought in Canada To read the Globe and Mail’s full obituary on the late Alan Cairns, click here, or read text below. To read the Department’s in memoriam post on Alan Cairns, click here. MICHAEL VALPY SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 In 1976, two freshly minted young scholars – Roger Gibbins and Rick […]

2018 Undergraduate Awards Following the Spring 2018 Convocation, our Department held its annual award ceremony to recognize our top undergraduate students and essay prize recipients. Congratulations to all of the winners and to the entire class of 2018! Event photo gallery below. Undergraduate Awards Political Science Gold Medal & the Department of Political Science Scholarship A gold medal […]