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Canadian Political Science Association
Association canadienne de science politique

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April 12, 2017

The CPSA Board of Directors wishes to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the English-language and French-language editorial teams for this special anniversary issue and for their commitment to the Journal throughout the years.

The 50th Anniversary issue 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.


April 6, 2017

CPSA Statement on Central European University

The Canadian Political Science Association expresses its deep concern over the proposed legislative measures that threaten the current status of Budapest's Central European University. Societies thrive when institutions of higher learning exercise full academic freedom. We urge the Hungarian government to withdraw legislation that may imperil the integrity of Central European University and the protection of academic freedom in political science and other academic disciplines.

Click HERE to read CEU Rector and President Michael Ignatieff’s statement.
For background information click on:
BBC News
Inside Higher ED
APSA’s Letter


Board of Directors

Voting opened on March 31 and will end during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Ryerson, which will take place on May 31, 2017 in Heidelberg Centre School of Graphic Communications Management (HEI) 201.

Voting will end 40 minutes after the AGM is called to order (i.e., the election will close at 1:45 p.m., on May 31).

Active members in 2016 and/or 2017 are eligible to vote.

Read our candidates’ biographies and then go to MyCPSA and VOTE!


March 22, 2017

The 2017 CPSA Conference Programme is Now Available! Click HERE

Please check the programme for your participation listings

Individuals presenting papers, posters and three-minute thesis presentations must be registered by March 31, 2017

For Information on registration click HERE


CPSA Statement on US Executive Order (Immigration)

The Canadian Political Science Association is deeply concerned with the executive order that was issued on Friday, January 27, 2017. The executive order bans entry into the United States for 90 days for travelers with citizenship from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen and bans travelers from Syria indefinitely.

Academic freedom is fostered through the exchange of knowledge and relies on conference travel, workshop participation, research partnerships, and conducting field work. This order has serious and immediate consequences for faculty and students travelling to the United States. Those who are denied entry now face strong barriers to pursuing their work. Our membership is diverse and includes faculty and students who are residents, refugees, dual citizens, and international students. These members make valuable contributions to their universities and the discipline of political science. The CPSA affirms its commitment to academic freedom and joins Universities Canada and the American Association of Universities in requesting that this ban "end as quickly as possible."


Member of the Order of Canada

Congratulations Professor Linda Cardinal!

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On July 25th 2016, the IPSA Council Approved the IPSA Statement on Academic Freedom

Through IPSA, CPSA has been supporting the passage of the UNESCO statement as a guidepost and minimal set of standards for how academic freedom may flourish internationally.

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Publication of a Posthumous Work by Professor Vincent Lemieux

February 2016

Is it possible to study politics systematically, to analyze it the way we do the economy or nutrition? Can the behaviour of voters or politicians be described according to scientific rules? read more »

Political Science Graduate Students

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Internship Programs

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Political Science Departments

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