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Spread over 400 hectares of former farmland in Waterloo, Ontario, a leading Canadian technology hub, you will find the University of Waterloo’s main campus.

Located just 100 kilometres west of Toronto, Waterloo is a safe, mid-sized city that offers a vibrant uptown core, recreational opportunities, parks and trails and a rich history. Waterloo Region is a great place to study, work and call home. Learn more about why Waterloo may be the city for you!

The department of Political Science is located on the third floor of J.G. Hagey Hall. The main office is located in room 315. Please see the campus map showing the location of Hagey Hall (HH).

Political Science Student LoungeStudents enjoy lively discussions in the Hagey Hub study spacePolitical Science lounge where there are lots of resources and comfortable study space.

The Hagey Hall Hub is our newest study space where students across campus meet to collaborate, have a coffee, attend events, or study in a bright and open environment.

                                                                                            Professor Esselment teachingOur classrooms are equipped with some of the latest Professor Esselment with a student grouptechnologies, which means course content can be delivered through various channels, such as presentations through PowerPoint, films, podcasts, YouTube clips, and more. Most classrooms can be easily arranged to accommodate group work and applied learning opportunities. Many professors in the Department of Political Science have won awards and other accolades for their excellence in research and teaching.  A large part of our job is to inspire a love of politics in our students and, along with other resources in the department, we are happy to offer support to students to help them succeed in the PSCI major.

Campus visits for undergraduate studies

Visit us and experience what campus life is really like. Book your campus and residence tour today through the Visitors Centre. If you'd like to personalize your visit, one-on-one consultations with admissions experts and individualized meetings with the Department of Political Science can be arranged by contacting the Arts Recruitment Coordinator:

Sam Wiebe
Arts Recruitment Coordinator

519-888-4567 x37581

Join us for one of our special undergraduate recruitment events hosted throughout the year and look for more details on our Undergraduate Admissions website

  • Fall Open House (early November)
  • Grade 10 Family Night (February)
  • March Break Open House (March)
  • You@Waterloo Day (late May - for admitted students)


​Campus visits for graduate studies

Shelby Davies

Graduate Program Coordinator
Hagey Hall 314
519-888-4567 x 32415   


Additional contacts

Jasmin Habib
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies 
​Hagey Hall 307
519-888-4567 x 31360

Maren Butcher
Undergraduate Coordinator & Advisor
Hagey Hall 313
519-888-4567 x 33396

Emmett Macfarlane
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
Hagey Hall 308
519-888-4567 x 38397