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Dec 1st: After the Paris Attacks: What Must We Learn?

Dec 1st: After the Paris Attacks: What Must We Learn?

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Venue: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues Prof. Sima Godfrey—Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies—Moderator Prof. Farid Laroussi— Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies\ Prof. Max Cameron – Department of Political Science Prof. Derek Gregory– Department of Geography Prof. Alf Hermida— School […]

Canadian Election Analysis 2015

Canadian Election Analysis 2015

UBC PRESS: Canadian Election Analysis 2015: Communication, Strategy, and Democracy (free, downloadable PDF) offers timely and insightful reflections on the 2015 Canadian Federal Election from Canada’s leading academics and political commentators.  Published just days after the election, these short pieces cover a wide-variety of interconnected themes, including strategic communication, mediatization, opinion research, electioneering, political management, […]

Democracy after the election – Oct. 15th

Democracy after the election – Oct. 15th

Join us on Oct. 15th for this important event! From 7-9:00 p.m. at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (1822 East Mall, UBC Point Grey Campus). This event is free and open to the public.

Cooperation: What’s possible post-election?

Cooperation: What’s possible post-election?

Trust & Confidence: Post-Election Cooperation in Parliament Maxwell A. Cameron Department of Political Science, UBC October 2015 It looks possible, even likely, that no political party will win a majority on October 19, leaving two possibilities: a minority or coalition government. A cooperative government formed in the absence of a majority, may offer Canadians many […]

Participedia project awarded $2.5M grant

Participedia project awarded $2.5M grant

Participedia awarded major support to develop a new generation of research on participatory democratic innovations

Ready to vote? What you need to know.

Ready to vote? What you need to know.

The 42nd federal general election is scheduled on October 19, 2015. Check out our UBC FYI blog post on getting ready to vote. Elections Canada provides handy information for first-time voters and students.  See the student voter’s checklist and an updated list of acceptable ID.   Registered to vote? It’s quick & easy to check. […]

Sept. 28th: Munk Debate on Foreign Policy

Sept. 28th: Munk Debate on Foreign Policy

Join us on Sept. 28th for a live screening of the Munk debate on Canada’s foreign policy! When: Sept. 28th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Where: Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room (6476 NW Marine Dr.) Co-sponsored by the Liu Institute, Institute for Asian Research, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and […]

Jeff Rubin: Oil & the Canadian election

Jeff Rubin: Oil & the Canadian election

In case you missed it, watch the video of the talk by Jeff Rubin. (45 min).   September 30th: a special talk by Jeff Rubin on oil and the Canadian election. Moderated by Jennifer Allan, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science. When: September 30th, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. Where: Liu Institute for Global […]

Vote Compass: Explore how you fit in the political landscape

Vote Compass: Explore how you fit in the political landscape

Vote Compass shows you how your views align with those of the  candidates running for election. Explore how you fit in the political landscape. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is currently running Vote Compass for the Canadian federal election, which is taking place on Monday, October 19, 2015.

2015 Summer Institute for Future Legislators

Summer Institute Class of 2015

The Centre’s 3rd annual Summer Institute for Future Legislators concluded this August, at the Legislature in Victoria, B.C. We are very grateful for the support we receive each year from the Speaker of the House and her staff. Tazmin Mitha, a participant in this year’s SIFL program has written two terrific blog posts about her […]