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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is one of the strongest political science departments in Canada. Our faculty enjoy teaching, are excited about research, and in many cases are at the forefront of their fields. We combine the personal connections of a smaller institution with the research focus and facilities of a larger university.

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Undergraduate News

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.