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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2018 Annual Conference Programme

    Politics in Uncertain Times
    Hosted at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
    Wednesday, May 30 to Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Presidential Address
    - The Charter’s Influence on Legislation -
    - Political Strategizing about Risk -

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
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    Departmental Reception
    Department of Politics and
    International Studies

    Sponsor(s): University of Regina Faculty of Arts |
    University of Regina Provost's Office

    May 30, 2018 | 06:00pm to 07:59pm
Welcome to the 2018 CPSA Annual Conference Programme

This year’s theme is “Politics in Uncertain Times,” as seen in the destabilizing activities of countries like Russia and North Korea; the unpredictability of important figures like US President Donald Trump; uncertainty surrounding significant policy and social issues like climate change, free trade, colonialism, and inequality; and the rising threat to liberal democracy posed by increasing populism, nativism, and support for authoritarian leaders. How can we explain or understand these phenomena? What prescriptions might be possible to combat them? What role might Canada play in confronting these issues, and in what ways is Canada vulnerable to their effects?

PDF Programme (05-22-2018)

Programme is subject to change. Please stay tuned to this website for the most up to date information.

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Special Sessions

Presidential Address

The Charter’s Influence on Legislation. Political Strategizing about Risk

May 30, 2018 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm | Location: Education Auditorium - EA 106

Special Roundtable: Chiefs of Staff

Participants: Katie Telford (Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) Ian Brodie (Calgary, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper) Judy Samuelson (former Chief of Staff to Premier Roy Romanow)
Date: May 31, 2018 | Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15780

The Role of Scholarly Associations in Advancing Reconciliation – What Can Be Done?

Workshop - Session 1
May 30, 2018 | 09:00am - 10:15am | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15776
Workshop - Session 2
May 30, 2018 | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15776

Plenary Keynote: From Woke to Free: Policing Black Lives, Abolition and Black Feminist Futures

Speaker : Robyn Maynard
May 30, 2018 | 12:00pm - 01:30pm | Location: Classroom CL 127 (15776)

Plenary Keynote: The Good Parliament: Reflections on Being a Feminist Change Actor at Westminster

Speaker : Sarah Childs
May 31 2018 | 02:00pm - 3:30pm | : Location: Classroom CL 127 (15778)

Roundtable: Publishing in Different Forms

May 31, 2018 | 08:45am - 10:15am | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15778

Roundtable: Public Engagement by Political Scientists

May 30, 2018 | 01:30pm - 03:00pm | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15776

Special Events

CPSA President’s Dinner

As CPSA President, I invite all conference delegates to join me for this year’s President’s Dinner, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina on Thursday, May 31 at 6 pm.

For faculty supervisors in a position to do so, I encourage them to bring their students to the dinner as their guests. This is a great opportunity to meet other political scientists! Spouses, partners, friends and other guests of delegates are also invited. The President’s Dinner is also when we announce the winners of our prizes and honour their achievements. We hope all members of the prize juries and shortlisted colleagues will be present. The five new members of the CPSA Board of Directors and the new President and Vice-President will also be announced and introduced at the dinner. Join us in welcoming them to the Board!

Attendees can pay for their tickets on the Congress registration form under "Other Fees" until Friday, May 18, 2018. After this date, attendees are asked to contact the CPSA Secretariat. There will be no on-site ticket sales.

I look forward to greeting you all at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina, and to sharing an evening with you.

Janet Hiebert, CPSA President

  • Electronic tickets will be e-mailed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. If you have any food preferences, please inform the CPSA Secretariat.

  • $45 - students, retired and unwaged attendees;
  • $60 - all other attendees.

President's Dinner - Custom Saskatchewan-Theme Dinner Buffet Menu (PDF)

Date: May 31, 2018 | Time: Cocktails available at 6:00 pm; Dinner from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina (1975 Broad Street, Regina)

CPSA Women’s Caucus Mixer and Networking Event

To sign up for the networking session, click HERE.

  • The tickets prices are:
  • $30 - students, retired and unwaged attendees;
  • $40 - all other attendees.
May 30 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Location : 20ten City Eatery 2010 12th Avenue in the Hillsdale neighbourhood of Regina

Departmental Reception: Department of Politics and International Studies

Sponsor: University of Regina Faculty of Arts | University of Regina Provost's Office

May 30, 2018 | 06:00pm to 07:59pm | Location: Innovation Place - 10R (the Terrace)