2023 Honours Thesis Colloquium


Monday April 3, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Please join us for the Department of Political Studies Honours Thesis Colloquium!


Monday, April 3, 2023 

1:00-4:15 PM

Robert Sutherland Hall | Room 202

Light refreshments served


Students will present for 10-12 minutes, followed by a Q&A session led by a graduate student discussant. Please consider attending to support the excellent research conducted by our undergraduate students!


Panel 1 | 1:00-2:30 PM | International Relations, Comparative Related

“Changing trends in the Taiwan-strait”

Presenter: Kassandra Choi | Discussant: Émile Lambert-Deslandes

“Women as Weapons, Women as People: Understanding the Militarization of Ukraine’s WPS Agenda”

Presenter: Morgan Fox | Discussant: Isabella Aung

“The Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Used by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson and its Cooptation of the British and American Public”

Presenter: Jordan McEwen | Discussant: Jana Walkowski

“EU Enlargement as a Security Strategy: Analyzing the Power and Potential of Ukrainian Accession”

Presenter: Lauren Zweerink | Discussant: Jana Walkowski


2:30 Coffee Break (light refreshments will be served)


Panel 2 | 2:45-4:15 PM | Canadian Politics Related

“Waiting for the Penny to Drop: Investigating the Potential for a Universal Basic Income in Canada through the Lens of Intimate Partner Violence”

Presenter: Ariel Burgess | Discussant: Kaitie Jourdeuil

“Are LGBTQ+ Identified Federal Candidates at a Disadvantage?: An Examination of Campaign Finance”

Presenter: Kate Burke Pellizzari | Discussant: Elizabeth McCallion

“The Pragmatist Problem: Exploring Ideological Alternatives in Canadian Partisanship”

Presenter: Caitlyn Jenkins | Discussant: Elizabeth McCallion

“Media or Government: Who Took the Lead in Shaping the Public Narrative on 9/11 and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

Presenter: Georgia Papathanasakis | Discussant: Émile Lambert-Deslandes