Student groups

Congratulatons to the 2017 UVic team who won "Distinguished Delegation Award" at MUN in New York City, March 2017. Special congrats to Julian Kolsut who won Outstanding Individual Delegate.
Congratulatons to the 2017 UVic team who won "Distinguished Delegation Award" at MUN in New York City, March 2017. Special congrats to Julian Kolsut who won Outstanding Individual Delegate.

Undergraduates of Political Science

The Undergraduates of Political Science (UPS) is a student-run organization operating year round. The UPS engages in a number of events including games nights, mixers, pub crawls, Career Night, course planning and career workshops, debates and discussions.

The UPS acts as a liaison between students and professors and promotes the department informally on campus. The organization works with the department and the UVic Students' Society to make your experience at UVic memorable.

Involvement in the UPS is a great way for undergraduate students to develop their skills outside the classroom, engage with their campus and local community, and form lifelong friendships. Executive members are elected in April and September at the AGM and SAGM.

General membership is open to all students taking at least one Political Science course throughout the year. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Model United Nations Club

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations. The purpose is to educate students about the international community and how the Member States of the world interact. In MUN, students take on the role of a diplomat, and are expected to represent their nation's foreign policy on a variety of international issues. During the simulations, students are expected to research and promote their nations foreign policy in an effort to reach consensus on resolutions.

The University of Victoria Model UN Club has been operating since 2001. It was started by a group of students who were interested in learning more about the international community. Some of the conferences that we have participated in includes: UBCMUN (Vancouver), NWMUN (Seattle) and NMUN (New York). UVic has represented such countries as the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, and most recently Bosnia. We are also proud to have won honorable mention delegation in New York 6 times in a row.

The UVic Model UN club is an entirely student run organization. We have weekly meetings where we discuss current issues as well as the various organs of the UN. We also host a conference here at the University for local high school students known as VICMUN. Throughout the year, we host many educational days as well as panel discussions for any students who are interested. MUN is open to all students in any program, and we welcome new members all the time!

On Politics

On Politics is the undergraduate research journal for Political Science.

The journal publishes high-quality academic writing from a multitude of theoretical perspectives and sub-fields within the discipline of political science, On Politics presents a unique format to disseminate scholarship from those who may otherwise not gain the opportunity. On Politics publishes one issue per year.

Submissions to On Politics are welcomed from students until the end of January. Eligible papers should have received a B+ or higher in order to be considered for publishing.

If you have questions, feel free to email the Editor-in-Chief or go to the Facebook page for more details.

Indigenous students

Territory acknowledgment
Located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, the Department of Political Science respectfully acknowledges their primacy on the land. 

There are many resources available to Indigenous students at UVic including: