The Department of Political Studies

Strategic Plan


We are teachers and scholars who are involved in the systematic study of politics and governance. Our scholarly work and interests reflect our pursuit of excellence and our local and global sense of place.


Our vision is to be a strong Department with faculty who are vitally engaged in leading research and scholarship individually and collaboratively with other academics and partners provincially, nationally and internationally.

Our intent is to be well grounded in the discipline, while offering undergraduate and graduate programs and academic options that reflect an increasing focus on interdisciplinary teaching and research and on providing experiential learning opportunities for our students.