This server contains information on the British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA) and its activities. The current BCPSA president is Andrew Heard (aheard@sfu.ca) of the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.

Welcome to the British Columbia Political Studies Association

The association exists to provide a forum for Political Scientists in British Columbia, Canada to present and discuss research and to collaborate on matters pertaining to teaching and learning of political science in post-secondary institutions in BC.

The 2016 Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association will be held Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th, 2016, at Vancouver Island University, Malaspina Campus (Nanaimo, B.C.). Perched up high overlooking Nanaimo, VIU’s Malaspina campus offers great views over the Georgia Straight to the mainland mountains.

To highlight the rich diversity of research across this province, please consider bringing a copy of something you may have published in the last five years. Note that following the Boyer’s model, we take a wide view of scholarship. We’re hoping to showcase political studies in BC’s colleges and universities in a feature display at the conference. Books and off-prints of chapters and articles are all welcome.


2016 Final Conference Program < — See all the times & room numbers for the conference sessions


2016 Annual Conference Registration < — Follow this link for registration information


The Annual Meeting of the BC Political Science Articulation Committee will be held on Friday, May 13th.


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