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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Our 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!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Check out the latest faculty publication

Policy 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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Our special visitor

Dalton McGuinty lectures a class at Uwaterloo

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.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Professor Dan Henstra featured in Water Research newsletter

The latest newsletter published by the Water Institute of the University of Waterloo includes an article written by our own Professor Dan Henstra.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Chiefs of Staff panel at 2018 CPSA conference

Dr. Anna Esselment moderates Chiefs of Staff panel

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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Where do Ontario parties stand on the environment?

Dr. Angela Carter and 3 local panelists

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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

PSCI co-op student honoured

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!

Friday, March 9, 2018

MPS Visits Ottawa

Master of Public Service students in Ottawa

MPS Visits Ottawa

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Provincial Election discussion with the profs

Political Science Student Association group discussion

Professors Esselment and Macfarlane enjoy an evening with the UW PSSA talking about the PC leadership and the upcoming Ontario election!  Lots of great questions and interesting discussions.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dr. Esselment meets Ontario Legislative Interns

Dr. Esselment and Ontario Legislative interns

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!

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