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With three central strengths - Politics & Business, Global Studies, and Public Policy & Administration - Political Science at Waterloo offers innovative specializations and career relevant minors that explore Ideas for Changing the World.

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  1. Mar. 9, 2018MPS Visits OttawaMaster of Public Service students in Ottawa

    MPS Visits Ottawa

    Twenty-two MPS students made their way to Ottawa on February 22 to participate in a policy jam session graciously hosted by the Treasury Board of Canada, and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

  2. Mar. 8, 2018Provincial Election discussion with the profsPolitical Science Student Association group discussion

    Professors Esselment and Macfarlane enjoy an evening with the UW PSSA talking about the PC leadership and the upcoming Ontario election!  Lots of great questions and interesting discussions.

  3. Mar. 2, 2018Dr. Esselment meets Ontario Legislative InternsDr. Esselment and Ontario Legislative interns

    On March 2 Dr. Esselment travelled to Toronto to meet with this year’s cohort of Ontario Legislative Interns to talk about political communications and the rise of the permanent campaign.  As usual, the interns had great questions and the discussion was thoroughly enjoyable.  These smart young people will certainly make their mark in the world.  Dr. Esselment was especially happy to see intern Matthew Klassen, one of her former students at UW PSCI!

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