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Congratulations to Colby Georgsen, a political science major graduating this summer, who won the Best Overall category at this year's Faculty of Arts Student Association (FASA) Arts Research Symposium.

His research, based on a paper for Poli 471 entitled "Africa's Aversion to the International Criminal Court (ICC): Assessing Legal Intervention in the 21st Century," reaches beyond the rhetoric about the ICC's apparent unfair fixation on African situations and carefully explains why this asymmetry exists.

Eleven students from the University of Calgary Model UN Team attended the Carleton Model NATO Conference in Ottawa from February 23 to 26, 2017. Throughout the conference, University of Calgary students showed professionalism and extensive knowledge of NATO topics such as the Baltic Tripwire and European Ballistic Missile Defence, and ended up winning seven individual awards and the Dr. Lee Windsor Award for Best Delegation, acknowledging the University of Calgary as the best school in attendance. Congratulations to Davina Basse, Brandon Mackay-Temesy, Rushil Krishna, Omar Mufti, Briana Stallcup, Shresht Lamba, Hooman Hodaie, Brie Loughlin-Murray, Tina Yang, Anagh Katyayan, Alexis Passmore.

Roberta Rice was awarded a Canada 150 Connection Grant by SSHRC for the project "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the Americas." The Connection Grant will support a virtual forum and two research round tables that will bring together academics and activists from across Canada and Latin America to discuss this important topic throughout Canada's 150th anniversary year. 

Pablo Policzer will make another appearance as a Conversation Leader for the Marda Loop Justice Film Fest: justREEL FILM Series for SHADOW WORLD on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7 pm at the River Park Church.

Congratulations to Richard Sigurdson, Dean of the Faculty of Arts who was appointed in December by City Council to be a new commission member of the Calgary Police Commission (CPC). He will replace Stephanie Felesky who has served on the commission for the maximum 10 year limit. He was formally introduced at the meeting on January 31st, 2017. 

The CPSA Board of Directors has selected a team from the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary as the new English-language Co-editors of the Canadian Journal of Political Science.The team includes Dr. Brenda O'Neill as Co-editor, Dr. Antonio Franceschet and Dr. Jack Lucas as Assistant Editors, and Dr. Melanee Thomas as Book Review Editor. The new editorial team takes responsibility for the Journal on July 1, 2017.

Dr. Pablo Policzer was a post show guest speaker for the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, held on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 7 pm for the showing at the River Park Auditorium of the film, National Bird that now hits the theaters nation wide.

Many congratulations to our department's SSHRC Award Winners.  Below is a brief description of each project. 

Congratulations to Melanee Thomas as one of the winner recipients of this year's Avenue Calgary Magazine 2016 Top 40 Under 40. To read more, click on the links below:

Why Melanee Thomas is a top 40

Ucalgary has strong Top 40 under 40 presence

Photo credit: Erin Brooke Burns

Congratulations to the Graduate Students for Awards received.

The Department of Political Science Award Committee is pleased to announce the nominees and winners of the 2015-2016 paper and and thesis competition. Congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners of the Political Science 2015-2016 Awards The Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, Sept 27th 12-2 pm in the Cassio Room, MacEwan Conference & Events Centre.  

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Flanagan who has won a Faculty of Graduate Studies, My Supervisor Skills, GREAT Supervisor Award!

The award is in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to graduate education in our Department. Apart from his frequent service on graduate examination committees, he has supervised six PhDs (most recently, Dr. Tim Anderson) and thirteen MA students over the course of his long career, many of whom have gone on to play significant roles in the life of the Canadian polity.

Tom received his award from the Dean Lisa Young of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the new Taylor Institute. 

Photo Credit: B. O'Neill

Political Science would like to extend a warm welcome to Kim-Lee Tuxhorn who will be joining the department effectively July 1st, 2016.

Kim-Lee Tuxhorn - I study international relations with an emphasis in international/comparative political economy and international organizations. My research interests span the issue-areas of trade, monetary policy, and foreign investment.

 

Congratulations to Bonnie Walter on meeting the completion requirements to achieve a Certificate for EMERGING LEADERS through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary. This program was completed over 2 years. The graduation ceremony took place June 15th, 2016 at the Red & White Club. This is Bonnie's second certificate. She completed her first certificate in General Management, 2005. 

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