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Department of Political Science



We offer expert instruction across all aspects of political science. From Africa to the Arctic, global peace to local genocide. Ideas of freedom to ideas of slavery, protest movements to political parties

International Relations

International Relations

Focus on cross-border interactions between various groups in the world. Learn how those interactions affect people, states, regions and the global community.



We are small enough to know our students and large enough to provide a comprehensive, top-notch education. Our graduate students become leaders in academic, public and private sector careers.

News and Announcements

Project aimed at improving well-being of Black children and youth in Canada receives federal funding

Researchers Bukola Salami, Jack Lucas and Sheri Madigan to collaborate with public, not-for-profit and international research sectors

‘A surfeit of waves’

Memorial event recalls remarkable life and impact of Jacqueline Ismael, longtime professor and researcher in Faculty of Social Work at UCalgary

Renowned scholar talks intersectionality, discrimination and backlash against ‘wokeism’

Kimberlé Crenshaw takes part in March 18 UCalgary Courageous Conversations speaker series

A slam dunk for knowledge translation at UCalgary

2024 Postdoc Research Slam celebrates breadth of research through plain language competition

In the Media

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in Global News

Alberta NDP has not seen popularity boost following Nenshi victory

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in CBC News

New Alberta NDP leader Nenshi outlines priorities as party names Opposition leader

In the News Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in CBC News

Rachel Notley: Alberta's progressive politics giant prepares to step aside

In the News LIsa Young, Political Science, in Rocky Mountain Outlook

Lethbridge MLA resigns, opening potential seat for leadership hopeful Naheed Nenshi

In the News Lisa Young, Political Science, in Toronto Star

Senior Alberta NDP legislature member Shannon Phillips to resign seat

In the News Melanee Thomas, Political Science, in CTV News

Politics Panel – Marg McCuaig-Boyd & Melanee Thomas

Embedded Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography

Embedded Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Learn to apply technological solutions to solve a wide range of real-world issues. All courses in this embedded certificate program integrate hands-on experience.

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