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Student opportunities

Life in the Department of Political Science is always exciting! We strive to build a strong community for our students, and invite you to consider participating in some our unique opportunities:

Waterloo Political Economy Group

The Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG) is designed to bring together faculty and graduate students in the Waterloo region interested in political economy. 

Read more about WatPEG.

Courts & Politics Research Group

The Courts & Politics Research Group is composed of scholars who study courts, constitutions, and the law from a political science perspective. It is designed to connect political scientists in the region of Southern Ontario, and currently has members from Brock University, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, Queen's University, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Windsor.

Visit the Courts & Politics Research Group website.

Political Science Annual Book Launch

the department is proud to host this event celebrating the achievements of its faculty's research publication.  Students get a chance to listen to listen to faculty talk about their recent publications and the process behind the finished product.

Department Speakers Series 

The Speakers Series is a chance to learn about current political issues, new books in the discipline, careers in Political Science and to find out what research our own faculty are working on. Faculty and students get a chance to ask questions and mingle over lunch.

See this year's speaking lineup.

Political Science Graduate Student Conference

Master's students host a conference where local graduate students can showcase their research. This is a fun event where students from around the region can meet and discuss their research.  

Check out this year's event.

Graduate student journal: Inquiry & Insight

Inquiry & Insight is a peer reviewed and student run journal that addresses contemporary issues within the field of political science. 

Read more about Inquiry & Insight.

UW Global Affairs Association (UWGAA)

UWGAA is a forum for students who are interested in global affairs. It is open to all faculties and departments, and facilitates academic and experiential learning on various topics. UWGAA organizes educational events for students, provides a space for discussion and debate, and participates in external conferences representing the University of Waterloo.

Read more about UW Global Affairs Association

Research opportunities

Read more about our current research assistant opportunities and profiles.

Teaching Assistant opportunities

Becoming a teaching assistant is a great way to gain experience and earn money while completing your Master's degree.  

Read what our students say about this fantastic experience.

Travel opportunities

​We are proud to be able to offer students several funded ways to travel throughout their academic career.  

See where recent travel grant recipients have gone.

Federation of Students

Read more about the student opportunities that are right for you!