Department of Political Studies

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The department would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Keith Banting, who has been awarded the 2016 recipient of the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award at the APSA Annual Convention this past week. This annual award from the American Political Science Association recognizes scholars who have made significant contributions to the study of Canadian Politics throughout their career. Keith’s path breaking research on public policy, particularly social policy and multiculturalism, in Canada and around the world, positions him as one of the world’s most renowned scholars in the field and we are delighted that he has been recognized as such by APSA.

Upon receiving notice of the decision in May, Keith was surprised and honoured:

This was completely unexpected, but the news was a very nice way to start the day.
-Keith Banting

The School of Policy Studies, along with the department, SSHRC, and the IIGR and CORA research institutes are hosting a conference in celebration of Keith Banting's acheivements September 23-24th, 2016. More information on New Frontiers in Public Policy: Federalism and the Welfare State in a Multicultural World can be found here.

​A more detailed overview of Keith Banting's achievements can be found here.
For more information on the Mildred Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award, including the selection committee and past recipients, please visit the Canadian Politics Section of the APSA website.

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