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.

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  1. Aug. 27, 2018Remembering Alan CairnsAlan Cairns

    Alan Cairns, an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Waterloo, passed away August 27 at the age of 88.

  2. Aug. 8, 2018Our new PSCI Professor receives an award

    Professor Alexander Lanoszka, is the recipient of the Marvin Gelber Prize for his 2017 essay titled "From Ottawa to Riga: Three Tensions in Canadian Defence Policy". The prize is awarded for the best article written by a junior scholar each year in the International Journal. Congratulations!

  3. July 20, 2018Check out the latest faculty publicationPolicy Change Cover

    Professor Macfarlane’s edited book: Policy Change, Courts, and the Canadian Constitution aims to further our understanding of judicial policy impact and the role of the courts in shaping policy change.

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  1. Oct. 1, 2018Fall Speaker Series with Mona Morgan-CollinsMona Morgan-Collins

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    Mona Morgan-Collins is an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Comparative Politics at Durham University. Her research covers topics in History & Politics, Women in Politics & Methodology.

  2. Oct. 18, 2018Fall Speaker Series with Megan GaucherMegan Gaucher

    Megan Gaucher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. Broadly speaking, her research interests focus on the intersections between citizenship, family, gender, sexuality, and race in Canadian immigration and refugee law and policy.

    During her visit to UWaterloo she will discus her new book in her presentation entitled A Family Matter: Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships an Canadian Immigration Policy.

  3. Oct. 26, 2018Political Science Awards CeremonyAnna Esselment and Peter Wolstencraft

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