Celebrating 50 political women
Article featuring Political Science department Alumni Sarah Dobson, Read more here: https://dalgazette.com/news/celebrating-50-political-women/
PhD candidate Julia Rodgers in Today@dal
PhD candidate Julia Rodgers published in the Today@dal, “Brand Versus Reality: Trudeau’s Style of Governing Must Now Change” https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/11/12/brand-versus-reality--trudeau-s-style-of-governing-must-now-chan.html?utm_source=Today@Dal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dalnews
Herald commentary by undergraduate political science student
Political science undergraduate student Noel Guscott's op-ed published by the Chronicle Herald. Read more here: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/commentary-ottawa-offloads-national-hunger-problem-to-food-banks-charities-369494/
Memorial for political science alumus Thomas Hines.
The faculty and staff of the department of political science lament on the passing of our former student Thomas Hines. Here is the obituary in the Chronicle Herald: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/thomas-james-guy-hines-27666/?fbclid=IwAR3LJGd4lM7YbSl6C2oncwDIQgYRm4rTExLjm8NhgtW44CwkT7PLtqlGmzs
Leah Sarson interview on G7 summit
CSSD faculty fellow Leah Sarson was interviewed on the G7 summit in Biarritz, for CTV News: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1763961
Interview of Adjunct Professor Jean‑Francois Savard
Interview with the SignalHFX on new federal cabinet member for Nova Scotia
Dr. Katherine Fierlbeck, Professor in Political Science, sits on Policy Matter panel discussion
The federal Liberal administration has articulated its intention to introduce a national pharmacare program. However, the particulars of this program are still unknown: what gets on the formulary? who decides? who pays? how much? and through what mechanism? This panel discussed the administrative, legal, economic, and political challenges in implementing such a program across all provinces. It also reflected on how particular implementation plans could affect Nova Scotians for better or for worse. Other panelists included: Diana Whalen, Advisory Council for the Implementation of National Pharmacare, Marc-Andre Gagnon, Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, Maureen MacDonald, MLA for Halifax Needham between 1998 and 2016, and served as both Minister of Health and Minister of Finance for the NDP between 2009 and 2013
From Dal News
Representation matters: Dal students working on book about Nova Scotia’s 50 female MLAs
Sarah Dobson and Grace Evans are helping capture the experiences of Nova Scotia's female MLAs in a new book targeted for release in early 2020.
Brand versus reality: Trudeau’s style of governing must now change
Justin Trudeau will have change his style of governing in the new minority government, writes Political Science PhD student Julia Rodgers. Working in a co-operative government with other political parties could diminish executive dominance.
Will Canada's young voters turn out or tune out?
For the first time, Canada's young voters make up a majority of the potential electorate — but whether they'll be motivated to head to the polls this month like they did four years ago is still an open question.
The female perspective: Dal PhD candidate studies women in the Canadian Armed Forces
Political Science PhD candidate Andrea Lane is shining a light on women in the Canadian Armed Forces, with research examining how female soldiers integrate into a traditionally male-dominated military culture.
Watching the watchers: Edward Snowden talks surveillance and security in Dal lecture
Whistleblower Edward Snowden earned international infamy when he leaked secret documents that revealed the extent of global surveillance culture. Last week, speaking via livestream to a packed house as part of Dal Alumni Days, Snowden discussed the rise of the surveillance state — and what a “digital arms race” means for our future.