Campus Events Calendar

Linda Trimble, University of Alberta
3pm Tuesday, June 14th in Tier 409

In the Premier League? Women and Canadian Provincial Party Leadership A March 2011 Maclean’s article titled “Premier Club for Women” argued that a new generation of ambitious women politicians is “carving space these days in the upper echelons of provincial politics” – party leadership. While the electoral project for women seems stalled, the ranks of female party leaders seem to be growing. But is the picture really this rosy? What do the numbers tell us and how can we interpret them? My presentation examines the status of women and party leadership at the provincial and territorial level, making comparisons over time and by party. I draw some preliminary conclusions about the opportunities for, and obstacles to, party and government leadership by women.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Democratic Deficit:  The Challenge of Raising Youth Participation

University of Manitoba, 409 Tier Building

Henry Milner is Research Fellow at the Chair in Electoral Studies, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal. He has been a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Umea University in Sweden since 1998. He has held the Chair in Canadian Studies at the Sorbonne, and the Canada-US Fulbright Chair, at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He has also been a visiting professor or researcher at universities in Finland, Australia and New Zealand. His book: The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts was published in summer 2010. Recent books include Civic Literacy: How Informed Citizens Make Democracy Work (2002), Social Democracy and Rational Choice (1994), and Sweden: Social Democracy in Practice (1989). He is co-publisher of Inroads, the Canadian journal of opinion and policy.


April 4, 2011

Conference, Dinner, and Templeton Lecture


Paul Thomas and Duff Roblin on the occasion of Dr. Thomas being named the first Duff Robin Professor of Government, 2000.

There are three great events taking place at the University of Manitoba on April 4, 2011. Please save the date and join us for these exciting events.

The day starts with Duff Roblin's Legacy: Civic Engagement in Manitoba, a conference organized by the Visiting Duff Roblin Professor in Government.

Following the conference there will be a reception and dinner honouring the distinguished career of Dr. Paul Thomas, the recently retired Duff Roblin Professor in Government. Proceeds from the dinner will create the endowment for the newly established Paul Thomas Scholarship in Public Administration.

We will cap off the evening with the Templeton Lecture - "Political Leadership and Democracy in Manitoba: The Roblin Era and Beyond" to be delivered by Dr. Paul Thomas.

For more information and to register, please visit the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research.


March 8, 2011

Dr. Louise Carbert, Dalhousie University “Why do rural districts send so few women to parliament?  And will the West squander its opportunity for change?”

Understanding Women in Western Canadian Politics

Date:         Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time:         2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:   408 Tier Building (Fort Garry Campus)

Louise Carbert is Associate Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Since 1988, she has been analysing election results and speaking with rural women leaders across most of Canada with an eye to understanding the rural deficit of women in public life. Her two books are Agrarian Feminism: The Politics of Ontario Farm Women (UTP 1995) and Rural Women's Leadership in Atlantic Canada (UTP 2006).  She is particularly interested in the interface between partisanship, governance, and local economic development in rural communities and its implications for women's leadership. She has also published on what an elected Senate would mean for women.