Department of Political Science

The power of social movements

The power of social movements

Studying political science explains how social movements and youth politics can create powerful political change. Our courses look at these topics through different lenses - mass media, multiculturalism, indigenous nationalisms and gender.

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Co-op student's work makes a difference

Co-op student's work makes a difference

Political Science Co-op student, Katheryn Jones' work links weavers in small Peruvian communities with Canadian consumers. She is one of many UVic Co-op students working with local organizations to foster learning and community engagement.

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Fighting for human rights

Fighting for human rights

Political scientists ask questions about human rights, gender equality, transitions to democracy, identity politics, international security, indigenous governance - issues which are global and local.

How do nation states interact?

How do nation states interact?

Dr. Michael Webb teaches courses on international relations and has been the faculty mentor for Model UN Club. The UVic Model UN Club is a student-run simulation of the United Nations. Each year, students take on the role of diplomat and represent their country on a variety of issues and the Club travels to New York City to participate in the National Model UN Conference. 

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Rhodes scholar 'lives her social justice politics'

Rhodes scholar 'lives her social justice politics'

Tara Paterson—University of Victoria student, devoted community volunteer, ardent activist and former students’ society chair won a Rhodes Scholarship in 2013.

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Model UN Club

Model UN Club

Using simulations, the Model UN Club teaches students about foreign policy, diplomacy and how nation states interact. It's also a great opportunity to network and make new friends from across the world. The highlight is attending the annual National MUN conference in New York city.

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Department of Political Science

Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. Our courses examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts in, and between, societies. With a degree in Political Science you'll learn how to evaluate different points of view as well as research, write and think critically about the world around you. These skills will prepare you for a variety of exciting career paths.

Job posting: Assistant Professor in International Relations. Closing date is September 23, 2016.

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