2017 Canadian Political Science Association

Annual Conference Programme

Ryerson University
  Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: May 27 - June 2
  The CPSA conference dates within Congress are Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1.

All members are invited to attend the
2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on
May 31, 2017 at Ryerson University.

Time: 01:00pm to 02:00pm | Location: HEI-201 (Heidelberg Centre)

May 31, 2017

Time: Cocktails available at 6:00 pm; Dinner from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm |
   Location: Dim Sum King (421 Dundas Street West, Toronto)

Welcome to the 2017 CPSA Annual Conference Programme

On behalf of the 2017 Programme Committee, we look forward to having you join us at Ryerson University. We have three exciting plenary sessions planned: "Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Radical Right Populism in the West: Is Democracy Threatened?", "The Trumpization of Canada: Can It Happen Here?" and "Ensuring that the TRC is a Program of Action: The CPSA Reconciliation Committee's Plan and the Discipline." We have also planned a special panel on the US elections and a pre-conference workshop on public opinion research. In addition, panels, roundtables and workshops will take a critical look at the Canadian confederation at 150 and address the theme of democratic deconsolidation in Canada and around the globe. Numerous other sessions will provide opportunities to learn about the latest research being conducted by political scientists in Canada and abroad and to take away valuable insights for your own research. We do hope that you will be part of the conference. Dietlind Stolle and Elisabeth Gidengil, Programme Co-Chairs, CPSA

Special Sessions

Presidential Address / Discours présidentiel

May 30, 2017 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm | Location: TRS1-067 (Ted Rogers School of Management)

Roundtable: Explaining the 2016 US Election

Doug Rivers (Stanford University / YouGov/Polimetrix), Walter Mebane (University of Michigan), Debra Thompson (Northwestern University), John Sides (George Washington University)
This panel of experts on US politics and public opinion will examine the factors that contributed to the victory of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election.

May 31, 2017 | 02:00pm - 03:30pm | Location: KHS-251 (Kerr Hall South)

Plenary Session - The Trumpization of Canada: Can It Happen Here?

June 01, 2017 | 12:00pm - 01:30pm | Location: HEI-201 (Heidelberg Centre)

Gender and Parliament

May 31 mai 2017 | 08:45 to 10:15am / 8 h 45 – 10 h 15 | Location: POD-372 (Podium Building)

Workshops on Environmental Politics

Contentious Environmental Politics
May 31, 2017 | 03:45pm to 05:15pm
Comparative Environmental Policy
Jun 1, 2017 | 08:45am to 10:15am
Media & Environmental Politics
Jun 1, 2017 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
Environmental Framing and Discourse I
Jun 1, 2017 | 01:30pm to 03:00pm
Environmental Framing and Discourse II
Jun 1, 2017 | 03:15pm to 04:45pm

Political Behaviour and Canadian Politics Sections

Special Pre-conference Workshop Event The Future of Surveys: Challenges and Opportunities
The event includes distinguished presenters from various national election studies, including the Canadian, British, and American Election Studies, as well as participants from YouGov Polimetrix and Innovative Research Group.
May 29 2017 | 11:00am to 5:00pm / 8 h 45 – 10 h 15 | Location: KHS-251

Come See! Three Minute Thesis ® Competition

May 30 & 31 2017 | 12:00pm to 01:00pm | Location: POD-372 (Podium Building)

Keynote Roundtable: Place Matters

Place matters for politics and policymaking because the characteristics of local societies, economies, and environments differ. Governments may be increasingly responding to these differences by adopting place-specific policies and institutions. At the same time, politics appears to increasingly turn on place-based cleavages.
May 31 mai 2017 | 08:45 to 10:15am / 8 h 45 – 10 h 15 | Location: KHS-251

Stephen Clarkson (1937-2016)

Reception: Tribute to Professor Stephen Clarkson

May 29, 2017 | 06:00pm - 08:00pm | Location: Thomas Lounge of Oakham House

A Tribute to Stephen Clarkson I: Multiple Governance Dilemmas in the ‘New’ North America post-NAFTA-CETA

May 30, 2017 | 01:30pm - 03:00pm | Location: VIC-303 (Victoria Building)

A Tribute to Stephen Clarkson II: Governing Under the Stress of Globalization

May 30, 2017 | 03:15pm - 04:45pm | Location: VIC-303 (Victoria Building)

Roundtable: The Failure of Electoral Reform: Lessons from the 2016 Consultation

The purpose of this round table is to evaluate the recent, unprecedented process of consultation on whether and, if so, how, Canada should change its electoral system, a process in which political scientists were deeply involved.

June 1 2017 | 08:45am to 10:15am | Location: VIC-304 (Victoria Building)

Roundtable: Graduate Life and Mental Health

The intersection between graduate education and mental health has received mainstream attention by publications like The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. These publications are a response to a growing body of research that highlights how rates of mental illness in academic staff are 3 to 4 times higher than the general population (see: Winefield 2003) and how there is a “culture of acceptance” that surrounds mental illness in academia (Academics Anonymous 2014).
May 31 2017 | 03:45pm to 05:15pm | Location: POD-370 (Podium Building)

Roundtable: Thinking about Precariousness

Scholars in Canada have played a key role in developing the concept of precariousness. Precariousness, for instance, has been deployed to convey how different forms of employment are shaped by status, forms of employment and broader social relations producing particular forms of inequality for different groups of people.

June 1 2017 | 01:30 pmto 3:00 pm | Location: VIC-609 (Victoria Building)

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 a traditional 12-course Chinese banquet in Chinatown. In keeping with the 2017 conference programming of both Congress and the CPSA on Confederation @ 150, this unique location invites consideration of the important role of Chinese Canadians in the history and ongoing evolution of Toronto and Canada. Cocktails will be available from 6:00 pm, and the first course of the dinner will be served shortly after 6:30 pm.

  • Electronic tickets will be e-mailed on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
  • $38 - students, retired and unwaged attendees;
  • $50 - all other attendees
Date: May 31, 2017 | Time: Cocktails available at 6:00 pm; Dinner from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Location: Dim Sum King (421 Dundas Street West, Toronto): www.dimsumkingchinese.ca/

CPSA Cabaret with Baby Bel Bel

New this year, join us for the CPSA Cabaret, a queer-friendly event supported by the Women's Caucus and open to all CPSA delegates. This casual mixer will feature drinks, snacks, good company and a performance by drag artist, Baby Bel Bel. The cabaret will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8 pm at the Ryerson Student Campus Centre, immediately following the Departmental Reception. Attendees can pay for their ticket on the Congress registration form under "Other Fees" until Saturday, May 20, 2017. After this date, attendees are asked to contact the CPSA Secretariat.

  • $20 - students, retired and unwaged attendees;
  • $30 - all other attendees.

May 30, 2017 | 08:00pm - 12:00am | Location: Ryerson Student Campus Centre

Reception: Department of Politics & Public Administration, Ryerson University

May 30, 2017 | 06:00pm to 07:59pm | Location: SCC-115 Student Campus Centre