Political Science Association (PSA)

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The Political Science Association (PSA) at Western University is a student-run club dedicated to connecting political science students to academic and social opportunities. The association gives students with an interest in law and/or politics an outlet to create relationships and foster a liaison with faculty members. Members of the PSA are exposed to post-graduate possibilities, professional development opportunities, fun socials, as well as gain valuable leadership experience.


Why Choose Political Science at Western University?

Academic Resources

Check out 'The Social Contract'

Check out the Political Science Department's Undergraduate Journal entitled 'The Social Contract' below.

Academic Guidebook

Click on the PSA Academic Guidebook below to read tips from the executive team of 2021-2022, learn how to excel in undergrad, and obtain information on graduate schools and their application processes.

How to Utilize Your Political Science Degree

Unsure of your options as a political science student once you graduate? Click on PSA's 'How to Utilize Your Political Science Degree' PDF below to learn about the application process to law schools, graduate programs, careers in international organizations, and working in government. The PDF also includes internship and career opportunities, as well as advice from political science professors and alumni in the following areas of interest.

Contact information of the speakers and alumni are within the PDF for any further inquiries.

Events

Provincial Election Debate 2022

The goal of this event was to give participants a general overview of the MPP candidates in London North Centre and their platforms, with a focus on the issues that directly impact students. Students, professors in the department, and live guests were able to submit questions towards candidates.

This event featured: Kate Graham (Ontario Liberal Party); Terrence Kernaghan (NDP); and Carol Dyck (Green Party).

We would like to inform everyone that efforts were made by our team to reach out to Jerry Pribil, who is the candidate in London North Centre for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Unfortunately, Mr. Pribil's office informed us that he would be unable to attend the event due to prior commitments.

Provincial Election Debate 2022 (Video)

Awareness About Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Campus

TW: This content discusses Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

This event aimed to assist professors with how to respond when a student expresses concerns; and raises awareness of campus resources and training available to faculty, staff, and students.

This event featured: Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes (Department of Sociology); Representatives from the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children; and Representatives from the Sexual Assault and Trauma Survivors Club at Western University. 

Awareness About Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Campus (Video)

Executive Team 2021-2022, Wine & Cheese Event

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Resources

Support Services

On-Campus Support

Off-Campus Support

Student Resources

Faculty/Staff Resources

The Official Sexual Assault and Trauma Survivors club at Western University: Instagram @satswesternu.

Reading Material

Sexual Violence (SV) Advocacy and Campus Communities SV Campus Policies

“There’s a way out”: Insights from Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Visit @satswesternu on Instagram for updates on their survey results. These survey results give a voice to survivors and outlines how the Western community can best support their students.

Training

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children have seven free online pieces of training to end abuse: https://www.learningtoendabuse.ca/online-training/index.html

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence on campuses is the training that Maly spoke about during the panel: http://respondingtodisclosuresoncampus.com/

This page highlights some of the information, resources and education/training programs that Western offers as it relates to gender-based violence prevention, wellness and well-being, as well as equity and inclusion: https://www.uwo.ca/se/digital/types/equity/index.html

Get Involved

Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Action Committee has news, updates, and resources for staff, faculty, and students.

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children has over 19 research projects and awareness campaigns that help you learn about ending the cycle of abuse. Sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about our knowledge mobilization events.

What is Western Doing?
Students begin unique training to prevent sexual violence
Community, cross-campus collaboration drives anti-violence work


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