IDS 400F: Civic Engagement and Participation

Explore issues and challenges in motivating public participation in local governance with this new course being offered Winter 2018.

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About us

UFV’s political science department offers a range of lowerand upper-level courses that concentrate in the fields of Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. A major advantage of studying political science at UFV is the instructor/student ratio. This creates a personalized learning environment where we feature small classes as well as the chance to get to know your instructors and fellow students.

Why political science?

Investigate possibilites for humankind

Political science investigates what is possible for humankind, and the public processes and institutions through which we seek to realize those possibilities. Thus, political science is the study of ends: happiness, freedom, prosperity, security.

Study the means

Political science is also the study of means: public law and authority, policy-making and administration, interest groups and political parties, political power and compromise, political action and public participation, political leadership and public opinion.

Learn about government processes

To better understand the way in which our governments and our international liaisons, both public and private, will deal with these changes and to better gauge appropriate actions, we must be well informed regarding the institutions and processes of our own public affairs, as well as those of our neighbours, both near and far.

Make informed decisions

By studying political science, you will be better prepared to make informed and intelligent decisions about your own life, which unavoidably exists in an environment that is substantially influenced by politics and government.

If you are looking to enhance your skills and gain an advantage in the employment market, consider developing a second language in French.

Flavelle Annual Bursary in Political Science

AMOUNT:  $750

AVAILABLE TO:  A student enrolled within UFV's Political Science program.


  • Students must demonstrate financial need
  • Satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Landed immigrant

HOW TO APPLY:  The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid. 




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