Politics Profs suggest turning Doug Ford’s "attack on Toronto" into a movement for democratic renewal

  Dennis Pilon and Greg Albo, Associate Professors, in the Department of Politics, contributed to an editorial in the Toronto Star with an analysis of the Ontario provincial government's move to halve the number of Toronto city councillors using Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act. The authors point out that a move in the 1990s to […]

Dedicated to issues of the Canadian North, professor Slowey awarded York-Massey visiting scholarship

  York University Professor Gabrielle Slowey was awarded a Massey College appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. “We are very pleased that Professor Slowey was awarded this honour,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research and innovation. “The York-Massey Visiting Scholarships represent an important opportunity for York researchers and academics to expand their areas of scholarship and […]

New book reveals economic and political power of Latin American elites

  York University politics Professor Emerita Liisa North released a new volume on the continuity of elite power in Latin America, titled Dominant Elites in Latin America. From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’ (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018). Liisa North Six authors contributed unique case studies from Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala, which were edited by […]

Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle patches holes before next election, says Prof Drummond

by Professor Robert Drummond -- appeared in The Conversation, July 19, 2018 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent cabinet shuffle could be considered as minor, because he left many key ministers in place. Chrystia Freeland remains in Foreign Affairs, Bill Morneau in Finance and Jody Wilson-Raybould in Justice, occupying what many regard as the most important […]

Top graduate student receives Governor General’s gold medal

  A Governor General’s Gold Medal was awarded to Rebecca Hall, who graduated with a PhD in Political Science from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The medal is the most prestigious recognition presented to graduate students for achieving the highest academic standing. Two other York students received this award as well, Miranda DiLorenzo and […]

Prof Drummond on what could happen after Ontario goes to the polls

  by Robert Drummond, York University, Canada Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, left, shakes hands with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, right, behind Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford at the end of the third and final televised debate of the Ontario election campaign on May 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn   Late Thursday […]

Prof. Karen Murray nominated for 2018 John McMenemy Prize in Political Science

    Karen Bridget Murray, associate professor in the Department of Politics at York University, has been nominated for the 2018 John McMenemy Prize by the Canadian Association of Political Science, the flagship association for the discipline in Canada. Her article “The Violence Within: Canadian Modern Statehood and the Pan-territorial Residential School System Ideal” was […]

New Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism

Professor Ethel Tungohan was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) The Government of Canada announced new Canada Research Chair recipients on May 3. Researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will receive $158.7 million in funding under the CRC program; for each Tier 1 appointment […]