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PhD graduate students receive SSHRC doctoral scholarships

All four of the department’s SSHRC graduate nominees win major doctoral scholarships.
Feb 13, 2023

PhD candidate Noah Fry publishes in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Noah’s article ‘Dairy concessions in Canadian trade: a discursive institutionalist account’ has been published in the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.
Feb 07, 2023

PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Discusses Canada-Myanmar Relations Two Years Following Military Coup

Cassandra Preece recently published in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s online blog, Dispatch, discussing the anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar and Canada’s role in the country as we look to the future.
Feb 06, 2023

Congratulations to Scott Smith who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Scott Smith successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Convening Authority in Global Education: A Case Study of the OECD's Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes
Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Alina Sajed receives prestigious award for graduate supervision

Professor Sajed has been named the 2022 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
Jan 10, 2023

Congratulations to sasha skaidra who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

sasha skaidra successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Remapping Sanctuary: Political Theology and Ontario Border Enforcement
Dec 21, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Allison Leanage for being selected as a McCall MacBain Fellow!

Allison Leanage has been selected as a McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Teaching and Leadership Fellow.
Dec 21, 2022

How Canada plans to break records with its new refugee targets

by Geoffrey Cameron [Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, McMaster University] and Shauna Labman [Associate Professor of Human Rights, Global College, University of Winnipeg].
Nov 22, 2022

On the brink: Global crises ranging from climate to economic meltdown demand radical change

By: Stephen McBride Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, McMaster University
Oct 06, 2022

PhD student receives the department of political science’s Black Excellence Graduate scholarship

The scholarship helps support Black political scientists at the start of their careers.
Oct 06, 2022

McMaster Moot Meet and Greet Question Period

Learn about the McMaster Mooting Society at their Meet and Greet Question Period on October 4th
Sep 28, 2022

McMaster political science professor appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario

Dr. Karen Bird is supporting the redesign of Ontario’s federal electoral district boundaries.
Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Gustavo Diaz joins The Department of Political Science as a Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gustavo studies how information shapes accountability and representation in the Global South. This agenda also informs a research program on research design tradeoffs in quantitative social science.
Sep 08, 2022

Congratulations to Michael Gordon who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Michael Gordon successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Solidarity and Resistance at the Borders of EUrope: Civil Fleet Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Borderscape
Aug 31, 2022

Canada must grant permanent immigration status to undocumented residents

Article published by Peter Nyers, Professor of Political Science and David Moffette, Associate Professor of Criminology at L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa.
Aug 03, 2022

Can we escape dystopia? New Book

Stephen McBride’s new book Escaping Dystopia: Rebuilding a Public Domain is published by Bristol University Press
Jul 15, 2022

Just out: Simplicity and Reality: Insights Into the Challenging World of Enquiry and Progress

A new book from Political Science alumnus, Oldrich Bubak, and his colleagues is stimulating public reflection on science and society.
Jul 08, 2022

Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker

Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Kaur Shoker graduates June 15 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. We asked Harjot, who is going on to study for an MSc in occupational therapy at U of T, a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say.
Jun 17, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Finley Kibbey-Dunne

Finley Kibbey-Dunne graduates this week with a political science degree, specializing in public law and judicial studies. Finley talks about his love for politics, his plans for a future law career and his fond memories of Welcome Week.
Jun 14, 2022

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

Noah Fry was featured in the Conversation.
Jun 13, 2022

Now hiring! Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring for a two-year full-time contractually limited appointment in Canadian Politics and/or public policy with a focus on public law.
May 17, 2022