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: TBA

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)


Inequality, Intergroup Relations and
Social Solidarity in the 21st Century
Keynote Speaker: Bo Rothstein, University of Oxford

Date: May 30, 2017 | Time: 12:00 to 01:30pm |
   Chair/Présidente : Dietlind Stolle (McGill University)

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

Stephen Clarkson (1937-2016)

Reception: Tribute to Professor Stephen Clarkson

Date: 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

Date: May 30, 2017 | 01:30pm - 03:00pm | Location:

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

Date: May 30, 2017 | 03:15pm - 04:45pm | Location:

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)

Date: May 31, 2017 | 02:00pm - 03:30pm | Location:

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.

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

Reception: Department of Political Science, Ryerson University

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