Department of Political Science
What is 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 both within and among societies. With a degree in Political Science you will develop an aptitude for critical debate, and use your analytical and research skills to evaluate competing perspectives and theories.
- Dr. Katy Sian (University of Manchester, UK) will be a Visiting Scholar in Political Science from September 17 to November 22 conducting research on relations between Sikhs and Muslims.
- POLI 2015-16 Sessional posting academic year. Application deadline: Wednesday, November 12.
- POLI Alumni Talk: Rebecca Collard, "Reporting on the Islamic State", Thursday, October 30, 3:30-4:30 pm, COR A121.
- PANEL on Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.Wednesday, November 5, 4:30-6:30 pm, DTB A104.
Naomi Klein argues that the root of inaction on climate change lies with the prevailing political-economic ideology and practices of our time, especially deregulated capitalism. Come and hear a panel of activists and academics discuss Klein’s arguments and the trajectory of climate politics needed today. Panelists: Dr. Warren Magnusson, Political Science; Dr. Ana Maria Paredo, School of Business; Carol Linnett, De Smog Blog and PhD student; Will Horter, Executive Director of Dogwood Initiative.
- POLI Faculty Seminar: Dr. Fran Dyson, U. of California, "Disaffected Voices and Posthuman Subjects", Thursday, November 13, 12-1:30 pm, TEF 170.
- Experiential education opportunities for Political Science students.
- Political Science Weekly Digest: latest issue.
Faces of UVic Research is an ongoing video series showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers.
Dr. James Lawson talks about his work looking at Canadian politics and the history of trade in raw materials:
Dr. Rita Kaur Dhamoon talks about her study of race and gender politics and how government and society respond to our differences in identity: