Association of Political Science Students


As a club, we aim to provide a space for undergraduate political science students to engage with the University of Lethbridge community through academic workshops, social events, and discussion panels. We also strive to create and keep a long-standing and positive relationship with the Department of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge.

For example, after the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, we organized a speaker event where a Ukrainian activist and think tank director spoke to students and faculty about what was happening on the ground. This was one of our first speaker events since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, and it gave us a firsthand perspective of what was happening in Ukraine. Furthermore, APSS has held paper-writing workshops each semester to help younger students develop the skills necessary to be successful students in political science.

For example, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, we organized a research symposium, where students presented their own research. The panel discussion was the best-attended panel discussion I have seen in twenty years, and it was initiated, organized, and run by us. In addition, this past year several students organized and ran a Model United Nations event for southern Alberta high school students.