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Association canadienne de science politique

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May 9, 2018

CPSA Survey

Political Scientists Whose Primary Place of Employment Is Outside Academia


March 29, 2018

Read our candidates’ biographies | Go to MyCPSA and VOTE!

Active members in 2017 and/or 2018 are eligible to vote
Voting will end on May 31, at 1:45 p.m., -CST-, during the Annual General Meeting at Regina


March 6, 2018


Please check the programme for your participation listings

2018 Programme Committee


March 1, 2018

Working as a humanitarian
by Jennifer Vibert

Applying to Grad School: Some tips from a graduate director
by Yasmine Shamsie

Enseigner au collégial VS enseigner à l’université
par Karine Prémont

Teaching as a PhD Student: Advice from a Department Chair
by Jonathan Malloy



January 9, 2018

Dealing with gendered pressures while completing comprehensive exams
by Nowrin Tabassum

5 conseils pour faire son doctorat à 40 ans
par Emmanuel Choquette

Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Your Thesis in Graduate School
by Dana Gold

Serendipity, Sounding Boards, and Success: Career Reflections from Senior Political Scientists
by Loleen Berdahl



November 6, 2017

2018 Prizes

Deadline: December 11, 2017

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August 17, 2017

Professor Robert Young – In Memoriam

The Canadian Political Science Association has lost a dear friend and valued colleague, with the death of Bob Young. Bob was President of the CPSA in 2003-04, and had a long and distinguished career at the University of Western Ontario. He was one of the nation’s leading scholars on Canadian federalism and also the significance of multilevel governance for public policy at the municipal level. He held a Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance and received a number of awards and distinctions for both research and teaching. He published extensively on federalism, provincial politics, municipal politics and social policy. He was also an important contributor to projects at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University. He was a regular participant at CPSA meetings and in addition to his outstanding contributions to research and service, will be fondly remembered for his good humour and as a witty conversationalist. We send our condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

Janet Hiebert,
CPSA President

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of Bob Young’s wife, Louise Gadbois, I would like to invite you to celebrate the life of our friend and distinguished colleague, Bob Young, on November 10, 2017 from 4-7 pm. at Bellamere Winery and Events Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Road, London, Ontario. Please RSVP to Sara Alfred at no later than October 23rd, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

Donald E. Abelson, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Western University

Professor Robert Young Tributes »


June 30, 2017

The “Finding Feminisms” special issue (50:2) of the Canadian Journal of Political Science is available online for members via MyCPSA or at Cambridge University Press.

Click HERE to see the Table of Contents.

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