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The Taxfighter Award 2018 is being given to four members of our department for their outstanding contributions to the cause of taxpayer emancipation.  

Ryan Dean was nominated to participate with the Canadian Armed Forces' as an embedded observer of a northern exercise known as the NOREX 18, February 4-17, 2018 in and around Resolute, Nunavut. This is a rare opportunity for Ryan who will travel with the soldiers of The Grey and Simcoe Foresters and Canadian Rangers of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group operating on Cornwallis Island. He was selected for his expertise in the field of Canadian Arctic Affairs and for his knowledge in other fields.

We look forward to hearing of Ryan Dean's experience. As we receive information, be sure to check for updates below by clicking on the DIARY OF A MILITARY EMBEDDED OBSERVER.

For more information, please see the News Release from the Department of National Defense.

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DIARY OF A MILITARY EMBEDDED OBSERVER
by Ryan Dean, PhD Candidate, Political Science

PHD CANDIDATE TAKES PART IN ARCTIC TRAINING MISSION WITH CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
by Heath McCoy, Faculty of Arts

Department of Political Science — 2018 Honours Symposium
Monday, April 16, 2018 in SS729
1:30–4:30 with Reception to Follow

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

Mark Grosjean entered the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Arts in Fall 2013. By Fall of 2014 he had chosen Political Science as his Major and when he convocated in November 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Mark was one of our Department’s—and indeed the Faculty’s—most accomplished and promising students. He died in a downhill ski accident on March 12, 2018.

Congratulations to Daniel Voth in receiving the Calgary Institute of Humanities (CIH) Annual Fellowship 2018-2019.

For more details please visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/news/calgary-institute-for-humanities-fellows-a...

Pablo Policzer and Josh Goldstein were Conversational Leaders for the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival justREEL Film Series "In Dialogue" that took place at the River Park Auditorium, March 13, 2018. 

Maureen Hiebert's book Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crises, Identity (Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Series, 2017) has been nominated for the Lemkin Award for best book in genocide studies published in 2017. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Lucas on his recent appointment as Director of the Urban Policy Program, housed at the School of Public Policy in the University of Calgary!

The Urban Policy Program is a research program focused on producing refereed publications and shorter briefings on a wide range of urban policy topics, from tax policy to land use planning to governance and policy responsiveness. As Director of the Urban Policy Program, Dr. Lucas will be leading the development of research on urban topics, commissioning papers, and organizing events in addition to assisting students in the Masters of Public Policy program with research papers on urban policy topics.

Dr. Jim Keeley retired from the Department of Political Science on July 1, 2017 after 36 years of outstanding service to our program, discipline, and his innumerable students. Dr. Keeley is the author of over three-dozen articles, chapters, and edited collections, the recipient of four teaching awards, the supervisor of nearly 30-doctoral and master's students and the founder of the wildly successful multi-disciplinary International Relations Program within the Faculty of Arts. A celebration of his career and contributions occurred on September 29, 2017.

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.

Congratulations!

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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.

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