Where Our Alumni Are Today

Unsure about your future with a degree in Political Science?

Below is a listing of where some of York's successful graduates are employed. It may help you discover where your future may be.

Scroll down to browse all of the different areas: government, law, media, teaching, civil society organizations or the private sector.


Ontario Ministry of Labor Policy Advisor Ph.D. 2008
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Government Relations Officer  Ph.D  1994
Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care Team Lead M.A. 2006
Industry Canada Deputy Director B.A. 1989
Finance Canada Economist B.A. 2005
Citizenship & Immigration Canada Policy Advisor M.A. 2005
Citizenship & Immigration Canada Minister's Delegate B.A. 2003
Ontario Ministry of Environment Senior Economist B.A. 1980
Canadian International Development Agency Development Officer M.A. 2001
Canada Revenue Agency Senior Policy Officer B.A. 1983
Tourism Toronto Vice President Communications B.A. 1994
Town of Aurora Director of Legal Services/Town Solicitor B.A. 1981
Town of Aurora Councilor B.A. 1993
Town of Caledon Regional Councilor B.A. 1991
Town of Newmarket Human Resources Consultant B.A. 1993
Town of Richmond Hill Director of Revenue B.A. 1972

International Government

European Commission First Secretary, External Relations - Asia Director B.A. 1989
Canadian Embassy in Greece Ambassador Ph.D 1977
Consulate General of Israel Director, Communication B.A. 2004
Consulate General of Portugal Chancellor B.A. 1996
Government of Bangladesh Chairman, Bangladesh Public Service Commission Ph.D. 1981
Government of Guyana Minister of Home Affairs and M.P M.A. 1976
Government of Israel Environmental Economist B.A. 1997
Government of Jamaica Jamaica's Ambassador to Venezuela B.A. 1981
Government of the State of New York Legislative Analyst, New York State Assembly B.A. 2003
Government of the State of Washington Assistant Attorney General B.A. 1993


Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Crown Attorney B.A. 2000
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Assistant Crown Attorney B.A. 2008
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Counsel B.A. 2001
Department of Justice Barrister and Solicitor B.A. 1992
Department of Justice Policy Analyst B.A. 2006
Adair Morse LLP Lawyer B.A. 1986
Schulte Roth & Zabel Attorney B.A. 2005
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Associate B.A. 2005
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP Partner B.A. 1993
Department of Justice Barrister and Solicitor B.A. 1992
Ford Davies Murray Barrister & Solicitor B.A. 2005

Civil Society Organizations

Canadian Auto Workers’ Union (CAW) National Representative, Pensions and Benefits M.A. 1996
Sick Kids Foundation President & CEO M.A. 1981
Conference Board of Canada Principal Research Associate B.A. 1996
Free The Children Youth Programming Director B.A. 2004
United Nations Population Fund National Program Officer M.A. 2003
Partnership Africa Canada Campaign Director M.A. 2008
Overseas Development Institute Research Officer B.A. 2001
Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland Research Fellow Ph.D. 2008
Imagine Canada Vice-President, Operations Ph.D. 2001
World Literacy of Canada Executive Director B.A. 1986

Private Sector

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Partner B.A. 1995
Scotiabank Vice-President & Director B.A. 1982
CIBC World Markets Investment Advisor B.A. 1996
CIBC World Markets Vice-President, Investment Advisor B.A. 1991
Credit Suisse Group Vice President B.A. 1998
Scotiabank Senior Analyst B.A. 2005
The Globe and Mail Director - Marketing Research B.A. 1974
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. Manager B.A. 1992
Hill and Knowlton Canada President & Chief Executive Officer M.A. 1980
Hudson's Bay Company Human Resources B.A. 1994
IBM Canada Limited Systems Analyst B.A. 1974
IBM Canada Limited Program Manager B.A. 1976
IBM Canada Limited Program Evaluation Consultant B.A. 1982
IBM U.S.A. Product Specialist B.A. 1994
ICCi VP Of Operations B.A. 2001
ICI Shopping Centres Leasing Representative B.A. 1987
IDEACA Knowldge Services Market Research Analyst B.A. 2011
Investors Group Inc. Regional Director B.A. 1984
Mackenzie Financial Corporation Human Resources Manager B.A. 1988
Manitoba Industry, Trade & Tourism Manager-Internantional Projects B.A. 1990
Manpower Inc HR Consultant B.A. 1995
Manulife Bank of Canada Manager B.A. 1989
Manulife Financial Vice-President B.A. 1974
Royal Bank of Canada Senior Analyst B.A. 1992
TD Bank Financial Group Investment Advisor B.A. 1993
The Innovolve Group Senior Researcher B.A. 2003

Academia (University Teaching)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, UK Ph.D 2008
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK Ph.D 2009
American University, USA Ph.D. 1996
University of Victoria Ph.D 2000
University of Warwick, UK Ph.D. 1995
University of Alberta Ph.D. 1999
Carleton University Ph.D 1994
McGill University Ph.d 1976
Simon Fraser University Ph.D 1981
University of Washington, USA Ph.D. 2001
Trent University Ph.D 2005
Lakehead University Ph.D 2010
Ryerson University Ph.D 2005
Universidad Mayor de San Simon-Cochabamba, Bolivia Ph.D. 1999

Teaching (Elementary & Secondary)

York Catholic District School Board Teacher B.A. 2004
Toronto District School Board Teacher B.A. 2003
Toronto Catholic District School Board Teacher B.A. 2002
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Teacher B.A. 2003
Durham District School Board Teacher B.A. 2003


The Globe and Mail Columnist B.A. 1972
The Globe and Mail Globe Business Columnist B.A. 1984
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Senior Research Officer B.A. 2005
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News Reader B.A. 2004
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation National Reporter B.A. 1999
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Reporter B.A. 1989
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Producer/Reporter B.A. 1981
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Executive Producer B.A. 1980
Bell Media Post-Production Supervisor, Discovery Channel B.A. 1995
XM Satellite Radio Canada Chief Executive Officer & President B.A. 1993
Women's International Film Festival Founder & Executive Director B.A. 1987

The job titles are accurate at the time the data was collected.