Welcome to Political Science

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

Don't forget to check out our Political Science Newsletter and recent faculty publications to stay up-to-date with what the Political Science department is doing.

  1. Oct. 4, 2019ARTS 490 Winter 2020 course will tackle the future of nature
    photo of oil sands by Edward Burtynsky

    Now in its third year, the Global Engagement Seminar for senior undergraduates in all six faculties will focus on the theme “The Future of Nature” this winter term, and will feature acclaimed climate photographer Edward Burtynsky as mentor.

  2. June 6, 2019Profs. Esselment, Mcfarlane and Helleiner awarded the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award

    In 2005 the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship. The Department of Political Science is proud to celebrate three of our very own 2018 Outstanding Performance Award recipients, Prof. Anna Esselment, Prof. Emmett Macfarlane and Prof. Eric Helleiner. Congratulations!

  3. Apr. 24, 2019Prof. Momani links culturally inclusive teams to an increase in revenue and productivity
    Bessma Momani profile picture.

    Diversity is good for business

    At a time when global migration is at a record high, Prof. Momani, is examining the impact of immigration on the bottom lines of Canadian businesses. Her research shows that across all sectors in Canada, a 1% increase in workforce diversity corresponds to an average increase of 2.4% increase in revenue and a 0.5% increase in productivity. Momani explores how Canada is uniquely positioned to harness the benefits of immigration, a benefit that she has named Canada’s diversity dividend.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2019 Political Science Awards Ceremony
    Anna Esselment and Peter Wolstencraft

    It's our favourite time of year again! We always look forward to our Annual Political Science Award Ceremony, and to welcoming back students, alumni, faculty, donors, and friends!

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