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About Political Science

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic, research-intensive and teaching-oriented department, offering students an effective and engaging learning environment.

Faculty are leading experts who engage with students to develop their ability to understand and analyze the complex relationships between power, authority and governance, and how they shape the lives of individuals and groups around the world.

The department has particular expertise in exciting fields such as digital democracy, law and public policy, development, and comparative politics. Faculty are proud members of the Canadian Political Science Association and Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration.



Troy Riddell
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 525
Extension: 56503

Assistant to the Chair

Jessica Hubbert (Covering)
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 528
Extension: 56505

On Campus: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Graduate Program Assistant

Renee Tavascia
Office: Macdonald Institute, Room 147
Extension: 56973

Graduate Program Coordinator

Adam Sneyd

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Natasha Bell
Office: MacKinnon Building, 527
Extension: 52184

On Campus: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Julie Simmons

Mailing Address

MacKinnon Building, 5th floor
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E, Guelph ON N1G 2W1

Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 52184