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APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER ADMISSION

Application Available:  October 13
Application Deadline:  January 15

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Contact our Graduate Program Administrator, Judi Powell: poligrad@ucalgary.ca
Contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Susan Franceschet: dirpolig@ucalgary.ca

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Graduate News

On behalf of the Graduate Program, please join us in congratulating Sara Skinner and Bryan Winger on the birth of their son, Conrad John Winger, born October 5th in Calgary.  Conrad was 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and, according to Sara:  “healthy and happy, and they are settling into a new routine at home”!  We wish Sara, Bryan and Conrad all our best!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Sara is a PhD Candidate in our PhD program, under the supervision of Dr. Maureen Hiebert.

The Department of Political Science had an award lunch for the nominees and awards winners on September 25th. Congratulations to all our nominees and winners for 2016-2017. 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brenda O'Neill from the Department of Political Science has received a GREAT Supervisor Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary. This annual award recognizes the excellent mentorship, dedication, and support for the graduate education provided by a faculty member in a graduate program.  Well done Dr. O'Neill!

We are pleased to report that, at the September 2017 Prairie Political Science Association (PPSA) meeting in Banff, Alberta, two of the three Essay contest awards were won by students whose winning essays came out of courses in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary.  The PPSA Best Graduate Paper was awarded to Michael Walz, for "Genocide in Rwanda: Why the United States Did Not Intervene". The PPSA Best Paper on Prairie Politics was awarded to our own Connor Molineaux, for "Federal-Provincial Relations and Conservatism in The Canadian West". Connor is currently pursuing his MA in the Department.

Graduate Awards

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Congratulations to the Graduate Students for Awards received.

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to our graduate students on winning awards for the 2014-15 year:

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GRADUATES

David Torre, (PhD, 2017)
Policy Analyst, Office of Energy Research and Development, Natural Resources Canada

"If you are looking for a department that takes a genuine interest in students' academic and professional development, I strongly encourage you to consider applying to the program."


Alexei Kondrackyj (MA, 2016)
Regulat
ory Officer, Government of Yukon

"...The department offers a warm, and friendly environment, but also encourages you to challenge others, and your own ideas..."

 

 Paul Boakye (MA, 2016)

"...The academic atmosphere was just incredible. Very learned professors who were ever ready to assist students with their academic needs....."

Tim Anderson (PhD, 2016 & MA, 2011)

"...The Department of Political Science was inviting, challenging, and intellectually stimulating..."


Dave Snow (PhD, 2014 & MA, 2009)
Assistant Professor, University of Guelph

"Choosing to pursue graduate studies in political science at the University of Calgary is among the most important decision I ever made in my life..."

Elsa Piersig (MA, 2014)
PhD Program, Carleton University (2016)

Community and Stakeholder Relations Research Assistant, Metrolinx, Toronto

"I found an academic home...that engages students and encourages participation in the academic community...."

Katrine  Beauregard (PhD, 2014)
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
School of Po
litics and International Relations, Australian National University

"...I could not be happier with my experience at the UofC and I highly recommend it."


Sean Fleming (MA, 2014)
PhD Program, University of Cambridge

"The MA program prepared me exceptionally well for a PhD...."

Kieren Jimenez (MA, 2013)
Fulbright, Columbia University

PhD Program, McGill University

"...the University of Calgary offers an intellectual home that inspires and promotes love of learning, which orients you from then on."


Tobe
Berriault (MA, 2013)
Junior Consultant: Office of the Ombudsman Namibia; Disarmament
Demobilization and Reintegration Officer (UNOCI) Côte d’Ivoir
e

"...I was provided with the academic and financial support required to carry out my field work in Sierra Leone...{which} allowed me...to be awarded a competitive internship with the UNDP in Namibia..."