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CPSA Women’s Caucus

The CPSA Women’s Caucus is an informal group of women political scientists and graduate students who organize academic and social events primarily at the CPSA Annual Conference. It works to mentor women entering the field, to provide opportunities for networking among its members, to raise the visibility of women in the field, and to address and advocate on gender issues more generally.

The caucus has a rich history that dates back to the late 1970’s. Back then, it was a very small group – but, in recent years, there has been, on average, 60 participants in the caucus social events and many more in the pre-conference events and conference panels dealing with women, gender and politics.

Both the Women’s Caucus luncheon meeting and dinner provide an opportunity for women in the discipline to discuss issues of mutual interest. Information on the caucus previous events are available clicking on the following links:

2019 CPSA Women’s Caucus BBQ Social / Caucus des femmes de l’ACSP Soirée BBQ – UBC

2018 CPSA Women’s Caucus Mixer and Networking Event / Rencontre amicale et séance de réseautage du Caucus des femmes – University of Regina

2017 CPSA Cabaret / Cabaret ACSP – Ryerson University

2016 Women’s Caucus Cocktails & Dinner / Cocktails et dîner du Caucus des femmes

For more information about the social gatherings and to explore the numerous academic events organized by the CPSA Women’s Caucus, go to the CPSA Website Past Conferences – on-line conference programmes.

Please consider joining the CPSA Women’s Caucus Facebook group by clicking here.

Women's Caucus Steering Committee

2021 Chair: Jessica Merolli, Sheridan College

Jane Arscott – Athabasca University
Michelle Caplan – Western University
Alana Cattapan – University of Waterloo
Meagan Cloutier – University of Calgary
Emily Regan Wills – University of Ottawa
Jackie Steele – University of Nagoya
Sarah Wiebe – University of Hawaii – Manoa

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2019 Chair: Jessica Merolli, Sheridan College

Jane Arscott – Athabasca University
Meagan Auer – University of Alberta
Michelle Caplan – Western University
Alana Cattapan – University of Waterloo
Meagan Cloutier – University of Calgary
Emily Regan Wills – University of Ottawa
Jackie Steele – University of Nagoya
Sarah Wiebe – University of Hawaii – Manoa

2015 Chair: Jacquetta (Jacquie) Newman, King’s University College at Western University

Louise Carbert, Dalhousie University (ex-officio)
Alana Cattapan, Dalhousie University
Kate Daley, York University
Carol Dauda, University of Guelph
Jessica Merolli, Queen’s University
Tracey Raney, Ryerson University (ex-officio)
Emily Regan Wills, University of Ottawa
Ethel Tungohan, University of Alberta

Hello and Welcome to the CPSA Students’ Caucus Page!

Stay up-to-date on information regarding CPSA activities

I am Shannon Dinan, a CPSA Board of Directors’ member and the 2019-2022 Student Representative. My goal is to help students present their research and engage with other scholars. I also help coordinate activities about career experiences and opportunities with the CPSA’s Practitioner Representative, Dr. Miriam Lapp, who also sits on the Board.

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If you want to know more about the events we organize, please click on the links below:

2020 CPSA Students Caucus Virtual Meeting / Réunion virtuelle du caucus des étudiants de l’ACSP 
2019 CPSA Students Caucus Meeting / Réunion du caucus des étudiants de l’ACSP 

To stay up-to-date on information regarding CPSA activities, to connect with other political science students, and to let me know your priorities, interests, and concerns please email me (Subject: Message to the SR), follow us twitter-logo | U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, and join the CPSA Graduate Students Facebook group by clicking here.