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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:45am

                                                   Photo Credit:  D. Herold

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Lucas on receiving a Faculty of Arts Research Award in the New Scholar category!

This Award recognizes Dr. Lucas’ enormous contribution to scholarship, service, and community outreach that he has made since joining the Department of Political Science in July 2015.

Over the last three years, Dr. Lucas has published a single-authored book, Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015 (University of Toronto Press, 2016), as well as had seven single or co-authored articles appear in such venues as Urban Affairs Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Urban Affairs.

He has also displayed extraordinary grantsmanship as the principal investigator or co-applicant on a string of successful grant applications—two SSHRC Insight Development Grants, a SSHRC Insight Grant, and two SSHRC Connection Grants—totalling more than $400,000.

Dr. Lucas’ dedication to scholarship has not come at the expense of service to the discipline or outreach to the community. During the 2017 Calgary mayoral and municipal elections, he wrote and published an online newsletter, and engaged in roughly thirty local and national media-related interviews. He is also an Assistant Editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science and a supervisor to a number of undergraduate Honours students and Graduate students.

Of course, the New Researcher Award is not Dr. Lucas’ first recognition of excellence, having received a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014), the Clarence Stone Scholar Award (2017) for young scholars who are making a significant contribution to the study of urban politics, and a Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship (2017-18).

Dr. Lucas received his award from Dean Richard Sigurdson at the May 3, 2018 Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence ceremony.

Dr. Jack Lucas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy’s Urban Policy Program, both at the University of Calgary.