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Congratulations to Marlea Clarke on recent publication!

Congratulations to Marlea who has a new book chapter in the recently published book titled New Leaders, New Dawns? South Africa and Zimbabwe under Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa, edited by Chris Brown, David Moore and Blair Rutherford (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022). Marlea’s chapter is “Labour’s Decline: Precarious Employment, Labour Politics, and Trade Union Organizing in South Africa”.

Colin Bennett comments in Globe and Mail on Bill C-27

Toronto internet-security and human-rights organization Citizen Lab adds to the wave of criticism against Ottawa's controversial use of Canadians' mobility data through Telus Corp. and BlueDot Inc. as it could create a situation where human rights could be restricted. Colin Bennett comments on a possible negative effect of Bill C-27.

POLI student brings hope to village in Pakistan

POLI student brings hope to village in Pakistan Khan, a UVic Excellence scholarship recipient, wanted to give back and alleviate some of the stress that comes with attaining education for those in Pakistan. He was inspired not only by a strong cultural and emotional bond with his homeland of Pakistan but by a drive to create positive change in the world. "One does not need millions of dollars in funding or the backing of large institutions and organizations to create positive change," says Khan.

Oliver Schmidtke discusses the importance of Remembrance Day CBC's "On the Coast"

CFGS Director and Political Science Professor, Oliver Schmidtke, joins CBC Vancouver's "On the Coast" to speak on the importance of Remembrance Day in Canada. Schmidtke also shares insights into his research on "memory politics," as well as on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the geopolitical impacts.

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