This server contains information on the British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA) and its activities. The current BCPSA president is Alexander Netherton ( of the Department of Political Studies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

British Columbia Political Science Association
2017 Student Essay & 2018 Weller Prize Competitions

2017 BCPSA Student Essay Competition
Open to all students enrolled in BC colleges and universities. To be eligible for consideration, papers must be submitted in courses offered in the Intersession and Summer 2016, Fall and Spring 2017 terms, and may cover any sub-field of political science. Departments are responsible for nominating no more than one paper for each of the five prize categories. Prizes will be announced at the 2017 BCPSA Annual General Meeting at Douglas College, New Westminster on May 4-5, 2017. Please send papers as attachments to Dr. Alexander Netherton by April 28th, 2017. The five prize categories are:

• Mike Meade Prize (First and Second Year Undergraduate Courses)
• Norman Ruff Prize (Third and Fourth Undergraduate Courses)
• Honours Thesis Prize
• MA Essay Prize
• PhD Essay Prize

2018 Weller Prize
The Weller Prize recognizes the best political science book by a BC author published in the preceding two years. Named after the late Geoffrey Weller, the distinguished BC scholar, the Weller Prize is awarded by an adjudication committee consisting of past presidents and former prize winners. Consideration does not include edited works. Books published in 2016 and 2017 will be considered for the 2018 Weller Prize. Please send suggestions to Dr. Alexander Netherton by January 2018.