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Academic studies. Career exploration. Community involvement.

We aim to enrich undergraduate education in the Faculty of Social Sciences through fostering unique approaches to learning within the classroom and more actively engaging students in the community, as well as promoting strong relationships between academic studies, career exploration and community involvement.


Welcome to our research project on "Ethnic Quotas and Political Representation: A Global Study.” Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), this project builds new knowledge on variations of ethnic quotas designed to guarantee political representation of indigenous and ethnic minority groups in legislatures around the world. 




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Team Members & Bios

Apply for Ethnic Quota Project Doctoral Fellowship and MA Thesis Scholarships!

Are you interested in the study of ethnic relations, representation, conflict resolution and peace initiatives? Check out the Doctoral and Masters Fellowship programs offered by the SSHRC funded Ethnic Quota Project!
Jan 08, 2020

Incoming PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Selected as One of the Taiwan MOFA’s Canadian Young Leaders to Visit Taiwan!

Incoming Political Science doctoral candidate Cassandra Preece selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as part of the Canadian Young Leaders’ Delegation Trip to visit Taiwan from 26 May- 1 Jun 2019!
Jun 25, 2019

International Conference “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples”

Drs. Karen Bird and Netina Tan of the Department of Political Science and the McMaster Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition warmly welcome you to attend our conference on the political participation and meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities around the world! Dec. 5 to 7, 2018
Dec 03, 2018