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Association canadienne de science politique

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January 15, 2018

The 2017/2018 Nominating Committee invites nominations for:
Five Directors | three-year term (2018 - 2021)

Run Nominate a Peer.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

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January 9, 2018

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme
- OLIP -

The new ONLINE application system is now live.

Visit and apply today!

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018



January 9, 2018

Dealing with gendered pressures while completing comprehensive exams
by Nowrin Tabassum

5 conseils pour faire son doctorat à 40 ans
par Emmanuel Choquette

Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Your Thesis in Graduate School
by Dana Gold

Serendipity, Sounding Boards, and Success: Career Reflections from Senior Political Scientists
by Loleen Berdahl



December 6, 2017


Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Every year since 1970, the Parliamentary Internship Programme of the CPSA has welcomed 10 young professionals to Parliament Hill from September through June. Each intern works full-time for both an opposition and government Member of Parliament. Interns learn from academic seminars, write an innovative academic research paper, share their knowledge of Parliament with young Canadians, and take part in legislative study tours.



November 6, 2017

2018 Prizes

Deadline: December 11, 2017

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August 17, 2017

Professor Robert Young – In Memoriam

The Canadian Political Science Association has lost a dear friend and valued colleague, with the death of Bob Young. Bob was President of the CPSA in 2003-04, and had a long and distinguished career at the University of Western Ontario. He was one of the nation’s leading scholars on Canadian federalism and also the significance of multilevel governance for public policy at the municipal level. He held a Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance and received a number of awards and distinctions for both research and teaching. He published extensively on federalism, provincial politics, municipal politics and social policy. He was also an important contributor to projects at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University. He was a regular participant at CPSA meetings and in addition to his outstanding contributions to research and service, will be fondly remembered for his good humour and as a witty conversationalist. We send our condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

Janet Hiebert,
CPSA President

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of Bob Young’s wife, Louise Gadbois, I would like to invite you to celebrate the life of our friend and distinguished colleague, Bob Young, on November 10, 2017 from 4-7 pm. at Bellamere Winery and Events Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Road, London, Ontario. Please RSVP to Sara Alfred at no later than October 23rd, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

Donald E. Abelson, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Western University

Professor Robert Young Tributes »


June 30, 2017

The “Finding Feminisms” special issue (50:2) of the Canadian Journal of Political Science is available online for members via MyCPSA or at Cambridge University Press.

Click HERE to see the Table of Contents.

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