TA Positions available for Political Science Help Centre
In accordance with Article 12:04 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Political Science invites applications for eight (8) TA positions for the Winter 2014 term. The duration of positions are from January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
Political Science Help Centre
Eight positions to help establish and staff a Political Science Help Centre. The Centre will operate for 2 hours a day and will be staffed by two students on a rotating basis. The Centre is designed to help students with general study tips, research techniques, exam preparation and revision skills. The Centre is not linked to specific Political Science classes, but will offer general assistance useful in all Political Science courses.
All positions are for 100 hours and are subject to final budgetary approval.
TA appointments shall be offered in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:04 of the Collective Agreement. In addition to these requirements, candidates must major in a Political Science, International Relations, Political Science (Law & Politics), Political Science (Bilingual), or double major with Political Science degree, have strong GPAs (major average of 11.0 or higher; cumulative of 10.5 or higher), and have excellent communications skills. Also note that applicants must be available to attend labs and meetings assigned at the specified times.
Applications require a one page letter of intent, resume, and one page application form which can be obtained from Kelley Allard, Graduate Secretary, Room 1149 CHN. Applications must be submitted to: Kelley Allard, Graduate Secretary, room 1149 CHN. You may also download the application form here. Deadline for receiving applications is December 9, 2013, or until positions are filled.
Student Exchange information session on Nov 18
Attention 1st and 2nd year students!! Are you interested in student exchange? The University of Windsor has a broad range of student exchange partnerships with other institutions around the world. Many of these are specifically for Political Science and International Relations students. Students who participate in one of these exchanges invariably report that it is the single most valuable part of their university experience.
If you would like to find out more information on the when, what, and how of going on exchange, Michelle Fitzgerald from the Exchange Office will be in the department to explain the process and help answer questions on Monday, November 18, at 1:30 pm. Just come to the department seminar room, 1137 CHN, right across from the Political Science main office. More info can also be found on the Student Exchange website.
Election results are in!
Undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Political Science's many programs recently voted for representatives to sit on the department's BAU Council, where they will represent and give voice to Political Science and International Relations students on important decisions related to curriculum and planning in the department. Mohamed Almoayad, Trevor Fairlie, and Adeola Onafuwa were elected as undergraduate representatives, and Robert Powers will represent the department's graduate students on the council.
Elections were also held for executive positions in the Undergraduate Society for International Relations and Political Science (USIRPS), the official student group for the department's undergraduate majors. The following are the executive officers for the 2013-14 academic year:
If you are a major and interested in learning more about USIRPS, please visit the society's office in CHN 1151, or check out their facebook page. Congratulations to all those students who won positions in USIRPS and on BAU Council, and thanks to all who voted and ran for these positions.
EU Study Abroad Program 2014
Are you interested in the development and politics of the European Union? In the role Europe and the EU play in the context of globalization? In how political decisions and strategies are made in the EU system? Then you should consider participating in the joint University of Windsor/University of Michigan 2014 EU Study Abroad Program, to be held May 4-17, 2014, in Brussels and Leuven, Belgium. The theme of this year's program is "The EU as a Global Actor". For more information on course credits, program fees, and how to apply, please check the program's web page, or contact Dr. Stephen Brooks.
Political Science Help Centre back for Fall 2013
The Department of Political Science is once again offering academic assistance to students in Political Science and International Relations courses in fall 2013 via the Politcal Science Help Centre. You can read more about the services offered through the Help Centre by clicking here. The department is currently hiring eight undergraduate teaching assistants to staff the Help Centre this semester. Click here to download the information about the available TA positions, and to download the application form, or see Ms. Kelley Allard in the department office (Chrysler Hall North 1149). Completed applications must be submitted to Ms. Allard in CHN 1149 by Monday, September 16, 2013 to receive consideration.
Congratulations to our 2013 graduates!
Watch the University of Windsor's convocation ceremonies here. Undergraduate students graduating with Political Science and International Relations programs received their degrees on June 13. Students completing their MA degrees in the last year also received their degrees during the June 13 ceremony.
Department's MA students receive awards
Several current and incoming master's students in the Department of Political Science have received academic and financial awards for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Three current MA students - Sacha Atherly, Godwin Dei, and Charlene Keizer - were awarded the A. Rand & E.G. Ferriss Award by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, while Nada Abuzaid was awarded the 2012-13 Dr. Lois K. Smedick Graduate Award, and is planning to complete her major paper and MA degree this summer. Andrew Reaume and Sarah Cipkar, both of whom just finished the BA Honours program in Political Science in the department, will be continuing at Windsor in the MA program in Political Science with Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) awarded by the university. Sarah also received a prestigious SSHRC award for MA research and will be working with Dr. Tom Najem on the Jerusalem Old City Initiative as part of her master's research. William 'Zack' Knechtel, graduating with a BA Honours in Political Science and Sociology, also received a SSHRC postgraduate award, but will be attending the University of Geneva in Switzerland for his MA work. Congratulations to all of our graduate student award winners! Read more about opportunities in our department's MA program here.
Department celebrates its first MA internship stream graduates
On December 13, the Department of Political Science celebrated its first class of MA graduates from its new internship stream with a public presentation of students' major research papers, attended by faculty and students as well as representatives from internship placement employers, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the offices of the university President and Provost. Five students are completing their master's degree through the internship stream this year, and coordinator Dr. Joanna Sweet noted that the department will be able to offer eight and potentially ten internship positions for this academic year. Click here to read more about this year's event, and click here for more information on the MA internship stream.