Congratulations to former UC Principal and Professor of Political Science Sylvia Bashevkin, who was honoured with the 2014 Award in Gender Studies from the Royal Society of Canada. The award citation states: "Sylvia Bashevkin is our nation’s top authority in the study of women and politics. By employing a comparative framework and innovative research design, she has illuminated women’s political struggles and triumphs and promoted a lively public discussion of women in political life. Wide-ranging, interdisciplinary, and methodologically sophisticated, her work has made a significant contribution to political science, women’s studies, sociology, and public policy."
Professor Bashevkin was also recently honoured with the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association, Canadian Politics section.