About Political Science

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Political Science is important to society because an educated citizenry is the best safeguard for democracy. Political Science is valuable for individuals who want to know more about the values, laws, institutions and policy mechanisms that govern their lives in society, and as well, the differences between their system of government and those in other countries.

Political Science is an especially useful preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in teaching, law, public service or business. There are many minor program opportunities to further these study areas.

Faculty & Research

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There is exciting research happening everyday through the assistance of many grants; through many workshops and conferences we are able to demonstrate the knowledge gained as well as gather further insights.

The Political Science Department is also home for the Centre for the Study of Security and Development which is involved in international projects such as the Dallaire Institute and Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence

Department News

Political Science  –  News
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Louise Carbert at being selected to serve the in the newly-announced Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission.
Political Science  –  News
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Dr. Katherine Fierlbeck featured in The Globe and Mail
Political Science  –  News
Thursday, December 2, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Good is the latest recipient of the Faculty of Arts & Social Science's Burgess Award
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