Funded MA Opportunity for 2016-17
Dr. Jamey Essex is currently seeking an MA-level research assistant for the 2016-17 academic year to contribute to the SSHRC-funded project “Development, diplomacy, and expertise: Placing state bureaucratic labour in the CIDA-DFAIT merger.” Applicants with an interest in international development, state structures and bureaucracy, Canadian and comparative foreign and development policy, and qualitative methods are encouraged to apply. The research assistant will assist in the collection, organization, and analysis of data related to development, aid, and foreign policy institutions in Canada and other donor countries, and the transcription and analysis of interview data. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to work with data associated with this project to complete his or her own MA research.
The RA position is funded for 3 semesters, from September 2016 through August 2017. Interested students should apply through the normal university and department procedures, and indicate in their application that they would like to be considered for the RA position. Applicants who have completed or are nearing completion of an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, human geography, or another cognate discipline, and who have coursework on Canadian foreign policy, international development studies, and political geography or geopolitics, will be considered.
For more information on Windsor’s MA program in Political Science, including how to apply, please visit http://www1.uwindsor.ca/polsci/graduate-studies-in-political-science. For more information on this research project, please contact Dr. Jamey Essex at jessex (at) uwindsor.ca. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than May 30, 2016. Students submitting application materials before May 1, 2016 will also be considered for a University of Windsor graduate entrance scholarship.
Model UN Conference Volunteers needed
The WinMUN High School conference will be taking place April 29 and 30 in the Engineering Building on the University of Windsor campus. As we are drawing near the WinMUN High School Conference 2016, we are looking for volunteers to help out as pages in our various committees, help set up our social events, and help out at our Registration desk. You do not need to have any experience through WinMUN to volunteer. Students from all faculties are welcome! Our volunteers will be offered many benefits including:
All volunteers will be required to be in attendance on both days, all day from 8 am to 6 pm. If you are not available for both days, please indicate when you fill out the volunteer form. Our volunteers will be given positions on a first come, first serve basis. Spots are limited, so sign up NOW!
Job Fair on campus on Wed, Jan 20
Employers are looking for University of Windsor students and graduates to fill positions throughout Canada and beyond, and the job fair on campus Wednesday will help. A joint effort between UWindsor Co-op, Career and Employment Services and St. Clair College, the job fair will take place Wednesday, January 20 between 10 am and 2 pm in the St. Denis Centre. For many more details and full contact information, visit the job fair website at www.uwindsor.ca/jobfair. Read the full story in the UWindsor Daily news.
University of Windsor seeking students for alumni outreach campaign
The Office of Alumni Affairs and Donor Communications is seeking a dynamic team of students to work as canvassers for its Spring 2016 phone campaign, which begins this year on February 28 and will continue until March 31. For more information, read the full story in the UWindsor Daily News, or contact development officer Shae Kavanagh at 519-253-3000, ext 4279. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 22.
GA posting notice for Fall 2015 courses
In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Political Science invites applications for GA positions for the Fall 2015 term. The total number of Graduate Assistantships allocated to the Department of Political Science for 2015/16 is 23 GAs. Please click here to view courses that may use GAs in the Fall 2015 semester. Contact Patti Brimner in the department office at 519-253-3000 ext. 2348, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
When: Monday, March 30, 6:00 pm
Where: Katzman Lounge (located in Vanier Hall)
Drinks and refreshments will be available. The event is open to the public and admission is free. More information is available via The Mosaic facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565166380412753/
The Political Science BAU Council requires one Undergraduate Student Representative for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year (one student rep has graduated and now needs to be replaced). Nomination forms are available from the Political Science Office, Room 1143 or 1149 Chrysler Hall North, or can be downloaded by clicking here. The nomination form must be completed and submitted to the Political Science Office by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 16, 2015. Each nomination form requires the signature of the nominee, the nominator and the seconder. All students must be registered in either the Political Science or International Relations programs.
Voting for student representatives will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm and 1:00 and 4:00 pm. The list of candidates will be posted outside of Room 1143 CHN. You MUST bring your student ID card when you vote, and you must be a Political Science or IR major to vote.
The student representatives are required to attend meetings of the Political Science BAU Council. Each will also be elected to one or more Committees of the Political Science Council. The major committees are Appointments; Promotion, Tenure and Renewal; Undergraduate; Recruitment and Retention; and Faculty Coordinating Council Representative. Student representatives are full voting members of Council, and their input is very important in Council deliberations.
Windsor Political Science and IR students at Model UN
In early November 2014, Windsor Model United Nations (WinMUN) sent the university's first-ever delegation team to participate in a MUN conference, hosted at Queen's University. The team ventured to the Queen's campus in Kingston, Ontario to debate and negotiate on political issues both historic and contemporary. From the Crusades to the Cold War, the WinMUN delegates articulated innovative policies and engaged in practical, productive diplomacy with their fellow delegates from across Canada.
WinMUN delegates at the Queen's Model UN Conference. Pictured (left to right): Eric Hubberstey, Mason Herberholz, Fatir Ali, Hirondelle Heredia Cortés, Arianne Saltron, Samra Levnjak.
This is only the beginning of a very bright future for UWindsor's Model United Nations club. If you would like to get involved, come to one of the reuglar WinMUN meetings. More info on WinMUN can be found on the group's website.
Congratulations to our 2013-14 Dean's Honour Roll students
Several Political Science and International Relations majors finished the 2013-14 academic year on the Dean's Honour Roll. To make the Honour Roll, students must have completed at least 10 courses by the end of the academic year and maintain an 80 average. Congratulations to all of our outstanding majors for your hard work and success!
Communication, Media and Film, and Political Science
English and Political Science
History and Political Science
Paisley Bartiam, John-Michael Markovic, Robert Moore
Concurrent BA Political Science/Bed/ECE
International Relations and Development Studies
James Carvalho, Adam Zvric
Chad Curtis, Patrick Delmore, Michael Dodich, Trevor Fairlie, Paige Gouin, Luke Harmon, Meagan Hugall, Urosh Opacic, Rebecca Robinet, Tina Savic, Hilana Sayed, Ken Ternoey
Political Science, Bilingual Specialization
Political Science and History
Amanda Alchin, Sean Antaya
Political Science and Philosophy
Political Science, Law and Politics Specialization
Zachary Battiston, Ryan Beauchamp, Chelsea Bonneau, Zachary McGinnis, Sean Moxon, Andrea Ruys
Criminology and Political Science
Student election results
Election results for recent votes on AAU council undergraduate and graduate representatives and USIRPS officers for the 2014-15 academic year are now in. The three unergraduate representatives on the faculty AAU council this year are Trevor Fairlie, Patrick MacKinlay, and Tina Savic, while Robert Powers will serve as graduate student representative on council.
Students voted in several USIRPS officers as well. Trevor Fairlie will serve as President this academic year, with Jacob Godfrey as Vice-President. Alanna Foulon will be the USIRPS Treasurer, and Geoffrey Alchin will be the group's Secretary. Brittany York and Tanya Van Dongen are the representatives for, repsectively, the first year students and the second year students.
Congratulations to all who won election this year, and thanks to all who ran for these posts.
Congrats to our 2014 Political Science and IR grads!
Several students graduated with their BA and MA degrees in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Windsor's convocation on June 12, 2014. If you missed the university's convocation ceremonies, you can watch the archived webcast here (sessions 3 and 4 include Political Science and IR program graduates). Many of our BA graduates are headed on to careers in the public and private sectors, or continuing their education in grad programs at schools such as Carleton, Dalhousie, and Western, as well as our own MA program at Windsor. Our MA graduates who walked across the stage today have also moved into exciting work in public service and the non-profit and private sectors, as well as further education in political science, political economy, and law. We congratulate all of our 2014 graduates and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!