CPSA Membership

Since its creation in 1912, the Canadian Political Science Association has promoted, developed, and facilitated the study of government and politics in Canada and internationally. The association provides services to those committed to educating Canadians and international scholars about government and politics and to conducting academic research on these topics. It connects students, researchers, practitioners, teachers, and public officials, both to one another as well as to domestic and international resources for the study of the discipline.

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Individual Membership

If you are a political scientist or a student in political science; a retired academic or researcher; a public official or researcher in federal, provincial, or local governments, international organizations, agencies, or NGOs; a teacher or researcher in a college or a Cégep; or a person in the private sector interested in the study of government and politics, you may apply for membership in the Association.

Individual Membership Details

General Information

Since its creation in 1912, the Canadian Political Science Association has promoted, developed, and facilitated the study of government and politics in Canada and internationally. The association provides services to those committed to educating Canadians and international scholars about government and politics and to conducting academic research on these topics. It connects students, researchers, practitioners, teachers, and public officials, both to one another as well as to domestic and international resources for the study of the discipline.

If you are a political scientist or a student in political science; a retired academic or researcher; a public official or researcher in federal, provincial, or local governments, international organizations, agencies, or NGOs; a teacher or researcher in a college or a Cégep; or a person in the private sector interested in the study of government and politics, you may apply for membership in the Association.

Please note that a membership follows the calendar year (January to December) and that renewal notices are forwarded in January for the current calendar year. If a new membership is submitted in the last quarter of the year, it will be processed for the following calendar year.

Members also have the option of subscribing to the automatic renewal service. This option requires the submission of a credit card number, the expiry date and the card verification code. Members subscribing to this service will have their membership renewed automatically each January. Members can also include a donation to the CPSA with their membership payment. Receipts will be provided.

Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

There are two categories of membership available:

  • Canadian Political Science Association only;
  • Joint membership in the Canadian Political Science Association and the Société québécoise de science politique.

Membership Fees:
Students and any other person earning under $50,000 annually (income level stated refers to gross annual income (before taxes)):

  • CPSA only – $50
  • Joint CPSA and SQSP – $60

All other members:

  • CPSA only – $165
  • Joint CPSA and SQSP – $185

Please click MyCPSA to join or renew your membership. If you have difficulties with the online form, please feel free to print the 2020 Membership Form – pdf version.

Membership Benefits:

Membership fees also contribute to the administration of the following activities:

Administrative queries:

Please e-mail any queries to cpsa-acsp@cpsa-acsp.ca.

Institutional Membership

Membership is open to any department, unit or institution interested in the study of government and politics. The membership year follows the calendar year January to December.

Institutional Membership Details

Membership is open to any department, unit or institution interested in the study of government and politics. The membership year follows the calendar year January to December.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

    • Annual Chairs Meeting: Access to resources, panels and information on how to be a university chair with particular reference to the discipline of political science as well as an opportunity to network and mentor with other chairs/heads.
    • Annual Survey of Chairs/Head: Access to extraordinarily detailed information on all aspects of other departments workings from undergraduate program enrolments to graduate program enrolments, stipends and offers, to numbers of faculty, courses taught and level of diversity amongst both faculty and their research, research dollars accumulated. This information can be invaluable to departments making the case to their Deans or Provosts about what they need and the state of the discipline.
    • Access to Polcan listserv and email list of current Chairs/Heads to advertise tenure track jobs, sessional opportunities, post docs, information and to put questions to other heads or chairs during the year.
    • Centralized voice for departments and the discipline in relation to concerns they might have with SSHRC, FHSS, to lobby for changes on a collective basis.
    • Leadership within and representation of the discipline externally. The CPSA can take leadership on key items with the discipline and can also represent and promote the discipline in a variety of contexts through liaison with agencies of government charged with supporting the academic study of politics; other professional organizations; the Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on issues of particular relevance to our members.
    • Canadian Journal of Political Science (CJPS) On-line Subscription: issued quarterly which provides members with the latest research findings of Canadian political scientists with respect to Canada, comparative politics, International relations and political theory.
    • Canadian Journal of Political Science (CJPS) Print Subscription: Four issues per year for an additional $25 shipping fee.
    • Departmental representation in the CPSA Reconciliation Committee (List of Departmental Representatives)
    • Submission of candidacies to the Vincent Lemieux Prize and CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence

 

Rates:
40+ FTE[1] Permanent Faculty: $1250
30: $1000
20-29: $750
10-19: $500
5-9: $250
<5: $150

1. FTE: full time equivalent.

Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Please contact the CPSA secretariat for an invoice.

List of Affiliated Departments

Department of Politics
Acadia University
219 Beveridge Arts Centre
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6
Chair: Geoffrey Whitehall

Department of Political Science
Athabasca University
10708 153rd Street
Edmonton AB T5P 2C7
Chair: Mark Crawford

Department of Politics and International Studies
Bishop’s University
2600 College St
Sherbrooke QC JlM 1Z7
Chair: Gilbert Gagné

Department of Political Science
Brock University
PLZ 328 – 500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1
Chair: Tim Heinmiller

International Studies Program
Burman University
6730 University Drive
Lacombe AB T4L 2E5
Chair: Marc Froese

L’nu, Political, and Social Studies
Cape Breton University
PO box 5300
Sydney NS B1P 6L2
Chair: Kate Krug

Department of Political Science
Carleton University
Room B640, Loeb Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON KlS 5B6
Chair: Elinor Sloan

Department of Political Science
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montréal QC H3G 1M8
Chair: Elizabeth Bloodgood

Department of Political Science
Dalhousie University
6299 South Street
Room 301, A & A Building
Halifax NS B3H 4H6
Chair: David Black

Department of Political Science
Glendon College
York University
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON M4N 3M6
Chair: Ellen Gutterman

Department of Political Science
Huron University College
1349 Western Road
London ON N6G 1H3
Chair: Neil Bradford

Department of Political Science
King’s University College
University of Western Ontario
London ON N6A 2M3
Chair: Erin Hannah

Department of Political Science
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
Chair: Patrick Cain

Department of Political Science
Laurentian University
Sudbury ON P3E 2C6
Chair: Michael Johns

Department of Political Science
McGill University
Leacock Building, Room 414
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal QC H3A 2T7
Chair: Juliet Johnson

Department of Political Science
McMaster University
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 527
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 4M4
Chair: Karen Bird

Department of Political Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Room SN-2029, Science Building
St. John’s NL A1B 3X9
Chair: Luke Ashworth

Department of Politics and International Relations
Mount Allison University
144 Main Street
Sackville NB E4L 1A7
Chair: Mario Levesque

Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W.
Calgary AB T3E 6K6
Chair: Duane Bratt

Political and Canadian Studies Department
Mount Saint Vincent University
Seton Academic Centre, Room 425
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax NS B3M 2J6
Chair: Tammy Findlay

Department of Political Studies
Queen’s University
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C320
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Chair: Eleanor MacDonald

Department of Political Science
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON K7K 7B4
T 613.541.6000 #6423
Chair: Abdelkérim Ousman

Department of Politics and Public Administration
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, JOR728
Toronto ON M5B 2K3
Chair: Tuna Baskoy

Department of Political Science
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax NS B3H 3C3
Chair: Alexandra Dobrowolsky

Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Chair: Alex Moens

Department of Political Science
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5
Chair: Youngwon Cho

Department of Political Studies
Trent University
Champlain College
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough ON K9J 7B8
Chair: Jonathan Greene

Département de science politique
Université de Montréal
3150, rue Jean-Brillant, local C-4012
CP 6128, succursale centre-ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7
Chair: Christine Allison Rothmayr

École de politique appliquée
Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boulevard de l’Université
Sherbrooke QC J1K 2R1
Chair: Isabelle Lacroix

Département de science politique
Université du Québec à Montréal
1255, rue Saint-Denis
Local A.3405
CP 8888, succursale centre-ville
Montréal QC H3C 3P8
Chair:  Jean-Guy Prévost

Département de science politique
Université Laval
Local 3453, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
Québec QC GlK 7P4
Chair: Thierry Giasson

Department of Political Science
University of Alberta
10.16 Tory Building
Edmonton AB T6G 2H4
Chair: Catherine Kellogg

Department of Political Science
University of British Columbia
C 425 Buchanan Bldg.
1866 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Chair: Richard Price

Department of Political Science
University of Calgary
Room 756, Social Sciences Building
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Chair: Antonio Franceschet

Department of Political Science
University of Guelph
Guelph ON N1G 2W1
Chair: Troy Riddell

Department of Political Science
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
Chair: Yale Belanger

Department of Political Studies
University of Manitoba
531 Fletcher Argue
Winnipeg MB R3T 5V5
Chair: Royce Koop

Department of Political Science
University of New Brunswick
218 Tilley Hall, College Hill
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Chair: Donald Wright

Department of Political Science
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9
Chair: Michael Murphy

School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa
Social Sciences Building
120 University, room 7005
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Chair: Christian Rouillard

Department of Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
Main Building
Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3
Chair: Gil Germain

Department of Politics and International Studies
University of Regina
Regina SK S4S 0A2
Chair: Jim Farney

Department of Political Studies
University of Saskatchewan
283B Arts Building
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5
Chair: Neil Hibbert

Department of Philosophy and Politics
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
Abbotsford BC V2S 7M8
Chair: Fiona MacDonald

Department of Political Science
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Room 3019
Toronto ON M5S 3G3
Chair: Antoinette Handley

Department of Political Science
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
Chair: Andrea Olive

Department of Political Science
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto ON M1C 1A4
Chair: Grace Skogstad

Department of Political Science
University of Victoria
PO Box 3060 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3R4
Chair: Scott Watson

Department of Political Science
University of Waterloo
Hagey Hall, Room 315
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
Chair: John Ravenhill

Department of Political Science
University of Western Ontario
Social Science Centre
London ON N6A 5C2
Chair: Mathew Lebo

Department of Political Science
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor ON N9B 3P4
Chair: John Sutcliffe

Department of Political Science
University of Winnipeg
6L08 – 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Chair: Joan Grace

Department of Political Science
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3C5
Chair: Andrea Brown

Department of Politics
York University
S669 Ross Building
4700 Keele Street
North York ON M3J 1P3
Chair: Karen Murray