About the department
The Department of Political Science is an active department within a growing and innovative university. We pride ourselves on an open and transparent micro-political culture, and we encourage deliberative democracy in the classroom, in our academic functions, and in departmental decisions.
Our purpose is to lead students to develop self-sustaining, critical and evaluative thought, which is central to our democratic society. The department is not limited to any one perspective on political science, nor to any orthodoxy regarding methods, approaches, or theories in the discipline.
Our faculty members are active researchers who contribute to the field in the areas of constitutional law, comparative politics, policy making, political theory, international relations, public administration, Canadian politics, Quebec politics, nationalism, federalism, and public opinion.