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.
Former Premier Dalton McGuinty visited the Department of Political Science yesterday and gave a guest lecture on leadership to the PSCI 373 Parties, Elections, and Political Marketing class. The students thought the talk was fabulous, and they posed interesting and insightful questions. We are very thankful to Premier McGuinty for being so generous with his time.
Dr. Emmett Macfarlane organized a fantastic panel of current and former Chiefs of Staff for the CPSA meetings in Regina, Saskatchewan. Dr. Anna Esselment moderated the panel, which included (from left) Katie Telford (current Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), Judy Samuelson (former Chief of Staff to Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow), and Dr. Ian Brodie (former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper). Panel was held on May 31st, 2018.
Dr. Angela Carter discusses environmental issues with local experts tonight, May 3rd, from 6-8pm at 283 Duke Street West in Kitchener. Join them to learn more about the Ontario parties' stance on these important issues as the provincial election nears.
The University of Waterloo honoured several students with the Co-op Student of the Year Awards. These are provided annually to students for their contributions to their employers, communities and the development of co-operative education.
Our own Darya Berezhnova received an honourable mention for Waterloo’s awards this year. Congratulations!
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.
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!