Work spaces for doctoral students

In August, the Coordinator or Operations or the Academic Assistant sends an e-mail to ask doctoral students if they are interested in sharing a work space.  If they are, they must let the Secretariat know, in writing. The matching of doctoral students to a workstation is done randomly as the Coordinator conducts a draw for the assignment of work spaces.

Work spaces for master’s students

End of August, the Academic Assistant sends an e-mail to all M.A. students to inform them of the new door code for the M.A. study rooms. Please note that these study rooms are on the basis of “first come/first serve”. A student takes any available workstations for several hours but must absolutely clear that station at the end of the day.

Teaching and research assistantships

A month before the start of the semester, the Coordinator of Operations or the Academic Assistant will inform students of the posting dates for teaching assistantships. Students must consult the postings on the School’s website. Courses offered in French are posted on the French site and courses offered in English are posted on the English site. Postings will be up for at least 10 days and only candidates who are offered a position will be contacted by e-mail. The research assistantships positions can be posted at any time on the School’s website – although we try and post them all at the same time, when possible.

Please note that students who receive an admissions scholarship must complete a job application form since they are guaranteed a TA or RA position. We assume that scholarship holders who do not submit an application for a TA are declining any position for that semester.


For assistance, contact the Social Sciences Librarian: Catherine McGoveran, 613-562-5800 extension 2725, FSS 2010.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association in Political Science represents all graduate students registered in a program at the School of Political Studies.

Each year, in September, an executive is elected at a general assembly.  Positions are open to all POL graduate students.  During the year, the Association represents graduate students at different levels in the University (at School meetings, the TA union SFCP/CUPE 2626, as well as the Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa).