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Fishing for a Solution: Canada's Fisheries Relations with the European Union, 1977-2013, by Don Barry, Bob Applebaum and Earl Wiseman, has received the 2015 John Lyman Book Award honourable mention in the "Canadian Naval and Maritime History" category. The John Lyman Book Awards recognize the top books on maritime and naval history.

 Our congratulations to Dave Snow (PhD 2014) was selected by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies/Proquest-UMI Subcommittee of the University of Calgary's Graduate Scholarship Committee as for the 2015 national CAGS-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Baron for being awarded an Honourable Mention 2015 Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award. 
Photo Credit:  Gene Baines

Congratulations to Rob Huebert who received the Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award, April 16th, 2015.

Left-Right: Lauren Moslow, Rob Huebert, Sam Hossack, Chris Carlile
Photo Credit: Katherine Lidgren

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

Sean Fleming finished his MA in International Relations under Dr. Antonio Franceschet in 2014, will be beginning his PhD program at Cambridge University, UK, in Fall 2015.

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

Congratulations to Jessica Daigle for receiving her Human Resource Management Certificate in Continuing Education.  Well done!

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.

  JUDI POWELL, our superb Graduate Program Administrator, and the Dean of Graduate Studies (and former Graduate Program Director), Lisa Young, at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Great Administrator Appreciation Week on February 25, 2015.

Here are the great things people are saying about Judi: 

  • Kudos to our fabulous GPA Judi Powell. We're so lucky to have her!
  • I'm sure the graduate students in Political Science all appreciate Judi Powell. This is to let her know how much the faculty appreciate her. She is always ready to help and to facilitate, and has been a real asset to our department's graduate program. Thank you Judi
  • Without Judi Powell's astonishing attention to detail, fantastic touch with the graduate students, and amazing knowledge of the program and the University's procedures, our graduate program in Political Science wouldn't be half as good as it is. Thanks, Judi!
  • Thank you Judi for your outstanding work in administering our graduate program! Without your expertise we would fall into a terrible mess!

Congratulations to the University of Calgary's Model United Nations Team who received 7 awards at the UBC Conference Competition held in Vancouver January 9-11, 2015:

  • three Best Delegate Gavels
  • Best Position Paper Award
  • Honourable Mention Award
  • Most Diplomatic Award
  • and Best Delegation Award

Brenda O'Neill speaks in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University on "Unpacking Gender's Role in Political Representation in Canada" part of the Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy Speaker Series, October 23, 2014.

The University of Calgary will be hosting the next Canadian Political Science Students Association's National Conference on Energy Politics. 

Registration for this conference starts on November 3rd. 

University of Calgary Political Science and International Relations students have complimentary access to the 2015 National Conference of the Canadian Political Science Student's Association ( being held in Calgary from January 21-25, 2015. You will need to request an access code from and then follow this link to register

This year’s recipient of the Donald N. Byers Memorial Killam Prize for the Best Statement of Program of Studies and Research was Mark Harding, doctoral student in the Department of Political Science. Harding received the award for having the best-written research proposal for a general audience. His research measures the extent of “inter-institutional dialogue” between courts and legislatures in Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand in order to provide empirical evidence for how different models of rights protection affect democratic governance.