Political Science


Teaching, Research & Mentoring Awards

The Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The department is recognized nationally and internationally for its passionate commitment to student learning and training.

Royal Society of Canada Fellows

  • Janine Brodie
  • Andy Knight

Canadian Association of University Teachers Equity Award

  • 2015: Malinda Smith

Innis-Gérin Medal

For a distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences
  • Janine Brodie

Distinguished University Professor

Awarded to members of the University academic staff who have achieved outstanding distinction in each of the areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and service
  • 2011: Janine Brodie, FRSC, Political Science

McCalla Professorships

Awarded to professors who value excellence in teaching, acknowledge the importance of students, and integrate research and teaching
  • 2015: Catherine Kellogg
  • 2014: Yasmeen Abu-Laban
  • 2010: Linda Trimble, Political Science

Killam Annual Professorship

The award is based on scholarly activities including teaching research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, supervision of graduate students, courses taught, and service to the community beyond the University in activities related to University responsibilities.
  • 2013: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Political Science

Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Awarded to academic staff in recognition of outstanding mentoring of summer research students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting research scholars
  • 2012: Linda Trimble, Political Science

University of Alberta Human Rights Education Recognition Award

Awarded to an academic staff member who demonstrates exceptional service to the university through leadership in promoting human rights education and issues
  • 2013: Malinda S. Smith, Political Science

Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • 2015: Catherine Kellogg

Faculty of Arts Research Award (Associate Professor)

  • 2005: Yasmeen Abu-Laban

Faculty of Arts Research Award (Assistant Professor)

  • 2015: Jennifer Hsu

Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award

This award is for graduate students who are considered outstanding teachers
  • 2014: Janet Phillips, PhD candidate, Political Science
  • 2013: Alexa DeGagne, PhD candidate, Political Science

Graduate Students’ Association Academic Staff Award

Awarded to an academic staff member for exceptional graduate student teaching and supervision
  • 2010: Lois Harder, Political Science

Graduate Students' Association Principal Instructor Teaching Award

  • 2010: Satish Joshi, Political Science

Delta Chi Fraternity Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award

  • 2013: Satish Joshi, Political Science