Political Science


Back row (l-r) Drs. Lavinia Stan, Yvon Grenier, Jeffrey Spring and Monika Thakur. Front row (l-r) Drs. Youngwon Cho, Douglas Brown, Nathan Allen and James Bickerton. Photo by Blaise McMullin, staff photographer.

Political Science News

The Memorial for Mr. MacEachen at St. F.X. can be watched on YouTube at Allan J. MacEachen a Celebration of life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a20tbGyzf-Q

The life and legacy of one of Canada’s most important and respected politicians, the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen, was honoured as hundreds—including Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau—filled StFX’s Keating Centre Sept. 17 for a celebration of life for a man regarded as a Canadian icon.

Mr. MacEachen, 96, a native of Inverness, Cape Breton, died Sept. 12, 2017. The longtime Nova Scotia MP, cabinet minister and senator was also Canada's first deputy prime minister. He was one of StFX’s most notable alumni.

Hugh and Celia Gillis Bursary
This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference for students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% and demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students from Antigonish County. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 75% in each year of study.  Award Value: up to $2000.  Applications will open mid-August and are available to students online at:http://sites.stfx.ca/financial_aid/application


Old News worth re-reading

Dr. Yvon Grenier participated in a discussion with Radio-Canada on the future of Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro, "Cuba, à l'aube d'une autre révolution?"  Want to have a listen: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/format_libre/2015-2016/index.asp


A capacity crowd joined the Right Honourable Paul Martin for "A Conversation on Indigenous IIssues" on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 for the Allan J. MacEachen Lecture on Politics. Mr. Martin, the former Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006), is founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, focusing on elementary and secondardy education for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund, an investment fund investing in Aboriginal business. He was joined by Chief PJ Prosper (Paqtnkek Mi'Kmaw Nation), Dr. Jane McMillan (Department of Anthropology and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Communities) and Dr. Jeff Orr (Dean of the Faculty of Education).  Stream at  https://livestream.com/accounts/735962/events/6609003