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It is with pride and sadness that we celebrate Mark Grosjean’s posthumous award of the Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Political Science at the spring Convocation Ceremony on June 6, 2018. The Silver Medallion recognizes the student graduating with the highest distinction in scholarship in each degree program.

Veniecia Laylor tells how volunteering on campus gave her career-transferable skills.  How the Peer Helper Program has prepared and assisted in her third year studies with a number of skills and how to apply them after university.

Political Science Honours' student Laura Silva Aya, is the winner recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Arts, Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta Essay Prize for her Honours' thesis paper "Peace vs. Land? Understanding the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite," completed under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Policzer. The Faculty of Arts CCA prize is awarded to the best paper in a Faculty of Arts course in the previous calendar year in the areas of economics, political economy, trade, politics and international relations. 

View previous award winners of the CCA Alberta Essay Prize

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. 

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.

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 all of our students convocating today.  

One political science student, Kalista Lepka, is profiled in the UToday will be convocating this afternoon with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  After graduating, her plans consist on law school specializing in aboriginal law and sustainable energy. Click on the link above to read more about Kalista's story.

As part of its current curriculum review exercise, the Department of Political Science administered surveys to its political science and international relations majors to get their feedback on both programs. The response rate for each survey was excellent and the data will prove extremely useful.

The under-secretary-general Leah Schmidt (5th year, International Relations/Women's Studies student) and her team did another outstanding job of organizing the 42nd High School Model United Nations two day conference February 20-21, 2016.  This conference allows students a chance to understand a variety of current global issues that are drawn directly from the actual agenda of the United Nations.

Bill Morneau, Federal Minister of Finance meets with Professors Sarah Jordaan and David Stewart combined classes Poli 201, 357 and 427 pre-budget consultation on Friday, January 15, 2016.  

UToday, January 18, 2016:   Federal minister of finance consults with students  (includes slideshow at bottom)

Congratulations to the Department of Political Science Best Paper and Thesis Award winners and nominees for 2014-2015.

CBC'S Evan Solomon brings 'Power and Politics' to campus for live show

Date:  March 26, 2015
Location: EEEL Building
Time:  3-5 pm  (must be seated by 2:45 pm)

For more information/details of the live broadcast

Fourth Year Political Science Honours Student, Holly Ellsworth-Clark has won the Gold Medal in the 2015 CIS Championships, Wrestling 82 kg class.

This year was the 41st High School Model United Nations competition which means it has been taking place since the early 1970s! The event continues to attract the very best from among the high schools in and around Calgary. It continues to grow and attract new schools. This year, there were over 385 registered participants from 25 schools.They are from both the Public School Board and Catholic School Board with a growing number of charter based schools.

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