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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Apr. 5, 2019Dr. Esselment moderates panel on “#MeToo and Parliament” in Ottawa
    Judy presenting infront of panel (with a photo from her uWaterloo days).

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  1. Oct. 4, 2019Freedom of Expression in Canada Workshop
    Canadian parliament building

    Freedom of Expression in Canada

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, the Courts & Politics Research Group, and the research cluster for Indigenous Peoples, Decolonization and the Globe at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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