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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

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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About

Project Aims and Acknowledgements

Conference

Conference

Participant Instructions & Program Information

People

People

Team Members & Bios

Advancing research on meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities and indigenous groups

Political Science professors Karen Bird and Netina Tan have been awarded a SSHRC grant to organize a two day conference on "Diverse & Meaningful Inclusion: Advancing Substantive Representation of Ethnic and Indigenous Groups Worldwide”, Dec. 6 - 7, -2018!

Feb 14, 2018

Netina Tan on why gender quotas are not helping to raise more female politicians in Asia

In a latest article on East Asia Forum, Netina Tan argues that having more elite women leaders in Asia does not mean greater gender equality or gender quotas are working to raise the total number of female parliamentarians in East and Southeast Asia.

Jun 24, 2016

Karen Bird's commentary on gender and ethnic diversity in the new Liberal cabinet

Karen Bird is Associate Professor of Political Science, specializing in comparative politics. Her work has focused mainly on ethnic and gender diversity, intersectionality, and the political representation of women, indigenous groups, and immigrant-origin and ethnic minorities. She is interested in these issues at multiple levels, including in local and national assemblies, and in many countries around the world.

Nov 21, 2015