Dissertation · Presentations

Lunching and learning at Carleton University

Today I presented on my dissertation research at the “Lunch and Learn” series sponsored by the Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy at Carleton University. It was a great opportunity to meet other graduate students and to get some feedback on my ideas while I’m still working on my proposal. I would like to thank Bill Cross for invitation, and also those who asked questions or raised new issues to consider.

Canadian politics · Democratic reform

Helping to spread the seeds of Canadian democracy

Samara logoI am very honoured to have been invited to become one of the Academic Advisors at Samara, an independent think-tank based in Toronto that studies citizen engagement with Canadian democracy (the charity is named for a “samara” – a winged seed, like a maple key). The Advisors include some of the most distinguished political scientists in Canada, and I am excited about to contributing to Samara’s work as it goes forward.