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We hope that you've had a great first week of classes. To those new to APSS, we extend our warmest greetings to you and sincerely hope that you consider getting involved in your course union. To those returning, welcome back. As you may notice, we have revamped the course union to allow for a greater degree of student involvement and better representation. If you have any questions about this newsletter, please feel free to contact for your inquiries to be addressed. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 27, 2013
Fall General Meeting and First Year Elections: Come out to find out all our plans for events, socials and conferences for the upcoming year, vote on the new constitution, and learn about ways for you to stay involved with your course union! 
3:00pm- 4:30pm       Political Science Lounge, Sidney Smith
Go to Fall General Meeting and First Year Elections Website
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Keith Davey Forum: Drone Warfare
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Isabel Bader Theatre
This event is free for all UofT students.
Go to Facebook event
Go to Keith Davey Event Official Page
APSS Wants You

Get Involved!

Current Opportunities
As a course union representing roughly 2,000 undergraduate students, we need your help getting students' voices heard. We're currently looking for students to act as:
Associate Directors (Finance and Communications) 
These two new executive positions directed towards first- and second-year students will be selected by the incumbent directors in consultation with the executive. They will primarily be training positions and also act as chief assistant to each director. 
College Representatives
In order to promote APSS events, College Representatives will act as a liaison between their respective college and the APSS.  All College Representatives will be listed on the website, along with their email addresses, and should be prepared to address inquiries from members of their college regarding the APSS. Representatives will be asked to attend all major events and promote the event internally within each college. While each Representative can pursue additional strategies, promotions will occur primarily through Facebook (event invitations), course emails, college listserves (where applicable), and announcements.

If you're interested in any of these positions, please send in your resume and a short statement (500 word maximum) of interest to Please submit these by 11:59PM on Monday, September 30, 2013. 

Coming up soon...

- Fall General Meeting and First Year Elections
- Keith Davey Forum
- Call for journal submissions

Be sure to watch out for these in the upcoming weeks by staying in touch with our social media networks!

Spotlight on...

Professor Joseph Wong
Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, Professor Wong is highly regarded among, most notably,  his students and alumni of POL101 for actively engaging his students. He is the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and has been a visiting researcher at Oxford, Harvard, Seoul National University. 
Professor Jeffrey Kopstein
Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies and Professor of Political Science, Professor Kopstein is also well known for co-teaching POL101 with Professor Wong. He has multiple areas of specialty, including interethnic violence and European and Russian Jewish History. He has also received fellowships from Harvard and Princeton. 
They're both super friendly, so be sure to visit them during their office hours if you have any questions about their courses!

Be sure to follow us on social media to stay updated!

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Association of Political Science Students
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 588
100 St. George St.

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