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Congratulations to MA Student Casey Hunley for receiving the prestigious SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Award

We are proud that Casey Hunley has received the SSHRC’s Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award to pursue her Political Science MA degree at McMaster!

Sep 20, 2017

Introduction to Digital Scholarship

The Sherman Centre kicks off its 2017-18 'Do More with Digital Scholarship' workshop series Thursday September 21 at 1pm.

Sep 19, 2017

MA Political Science Student Nicolette Stuart wins the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Congratulations to MA Student Nicolette Stuart in Political Science on winning the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Sep 18, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Michael Gordon for receiving the Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award from SSHRC!

Michael Gordon’s work on irregular migrant journeys and state bordering practices in Europe has received the prestigious Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Sep 14, 2017

Mini-conference on Electoral Malpractice in East and Southeast Asia!

Supported by McMaster’s International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF) and Social Sciences Humanities and Research Council (SSHRC) grant, Dr. Netina Tan co-organized a conference with Dr. Kharis Templeman (Stanford University) that features six research panels to investigate the causes, types and effects of electoral malpractice in East and Southeast Asia at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2 Sep 2017.

Sep 12, 2017

Political Perspectives: Fall 2017

The McMaster University Department of Political Science Newsletter.

Aug 28, 2017

McMaster Political Scientist recognized with Canada Sesquicentennial Award

Henry Jacek of the Department of Political Science was recently honoured with a Canada Sesquicentennial award in recognition of his efforts to engage the community and McMaster students in the civic life of Canada.

Aug 10, 2017

Political Science students shine

Undergraduate students, Sneha Moraes, Adam Chiaravalle, James Ankers and Gabriela Niemczyk recognized for outstanding academic achievements.

Aug 09, 2017

Political Science student gives a virtual tour of Parliament

Uwais Patel, a third year student is in Ottawa this summer as part of the Department of Political Science's Public Service Leadership course. Recently, he took over the McMaster University Snapchat account to showcase part of his summer experience as an intern with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Aug 02, 2017

Two Political Science PhD students earn coveted Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Science is thrilled to announce that Claudia Diaz Rios and Hubert Rioux Ouimet are both recipients of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2016-17 competition.

Jul 17, 2017

New project to tackle questions of austerity

Political Science Professor, Dr. Stephen McBride, heads up an international project aimed at discussing the effects of and alternatives to austerity measures adopted by various levels of governments.

Jul 13, 2017

PhD Student Val Muzik wins award at the Science Diplomacy and Arctic Council Program at Dartmouth College!

Political Science PhD Student Val Muzik won an award for a policy paper on international negotiation and science communication at the US-Canada Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop and Model Arctic Council at Dartmouth College from 25-30 June.

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome Roos van der Zwan, our new Visiting PhD Candidate from Netherlands!

Roos van der Zwan is a PhD student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She will be working on her dissertation “Ethnic minority representation in Canada and the Netherlands: what are the similarities and differences?” at our Political Science Department in Mcmaster as a visiting student from August – October 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

Why Canada should introduce universal drug coverage

In a new article on The Conversation, Political Science Professor Katherine Boothe examines the idea that pharmacare is fundamentally “unaffordable,” and the lack of evidence to support it.

Jun 27, 2017

Department of Political Science welcomes new Post-Doc

Maroine Bendaoud to study social housing in Ontario

Jun 26, 2017

Heavy visibility for McMaster Political Science at the CPSA meetings

Political Science PhD Candidate, Sarah Shoker, and Political Science Professor, Peter Graefe, on CPSA Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2017

Political Science PhD Student named "runner-up" in the CPSA three-minute thesis competition

PhD student Samantha Jackson took home a runner up prize from the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) three-minute thesis competition. The competition challenges participants to present their graduate research to non-specialist judges in three minutes or less.

Jun 14, 2017

Political Science Professor named University Scholar

Our Department of Political Sciences Professor, Dr. Peter Nyers has been recognized as an international scholar! Congratulations Peter!!

Jun 07, 2017

Read Prof Richard Stubbs’ latest article on “Contending Regionalisms: Hubs and Challengers in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific” in the Pacific Review!

Check out the Department of Political Science's Emeritus Professor, Richard Stubbs, and Dr. Andrew Cooper’s latest Pacific Review article on how regional institutions act as norm transmitters.

Jun 02, 2017

We are part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Association!

McMaster’s Political Science Department is part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) association to advance the field of political science, by bringing 18,000 academics around the world to share ideas, publish research, and grow networks. As an institutional association member, our Master’s level students to Emeritus Professors, can benefit and participate in a range of conferences, working groups, joint sessions, graduate student networks, methods schools and publications.

Jun 02, 2017

Austerity workshop encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas across Canada

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007 austerity is often viewed as the new normal. Governments curtail spending in an attempt to control public sector debt. In turn, prolonged budgetary austerity can and has, reshaped the political landscape.

May 29, 2017