Past Conferences

2018 Annual Conference

In 2018, the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association’s annual conference was held at Memorial University, St. John’s from October 12-14. The conference theme was “Margins, Identity and Borders: Re-Centering Politics.” The keynote speaker was Professor Malinda Smith (University of Alberta).

Click for program: 2018 APPSA Programme
APPSA Constitution Committee Report (2018)

2017 Annual Conference

In 2017, the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association’s annual conference was held at the Université de Moncton (Moncton campus) from October 13-15. The conference theme was “Canada’s 150th AnniversaryPerspectives from the Atlantic Region.” The keynote speaker was the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island.

Click for program: 2017 APPSA Programme
PROPOSED MOTIONS FOR 2017 AGM

2016 Annual Conference

In 2016, the Annual Meeting was held at University of New Brunswick Saint John on the northern shores of the Bay of Fundy in Saint John, New Brunswick, October 14-16. The conference theme was “Politics at the Tipping Point” allowing for a discussion of political institutions, policies, cultures, societies and movements at a critical juncture. This year’s conference featured guest speakers Richard Salliant (Université de Moncton) and Christine Saulnier (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives).

Click for program: 2016 APPSA Programme

2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 APPSA Annual Meeting was held at Mount Saint Vincent University in beautiful coastal Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 25-27. The conference theme was “Political Science in Action: Research for Social Change,” allowing for a focused discussion on political alternatives, strategies, visions and transformations. The keynote speaker was Dr. Cynthia Enloe, world-renowned scholar in feminist international relations.

Click for program: 2015 APPSA Programme

2014 Annual Conference

The Annual General Conference of the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association was held October 3-5, 2014, at Memorial University, St. John’s.

St. John’s is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest city, and sometimes claimed as the oldest city in North America.  October is locally thought of as one of the best times to visit.  The airport, which offers frequent service to all major Canadian centres and connections to Europe and the United States, is located in close proximity to conference hotels and the meeting space at Memorial University.

Click for program:  2014 APPSA Programme



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UPEI, Charlottetown, PE
STU, Fredericton, NB
Mount Allison, Sackville, NB
Dalhousie, Halifax, NS
Acadia, Wolfville, NS
Saint Mary’s, Halifax, NS
UNB F., Fredericton, NB
Mt St. Vincent, Halifax, NS
SFX, Antigonish, NS
UdM, Moncton, NB
MUN, St. John’s, NL
STU, Fredericton, NB
UNB SJ, Saint John, NB
Dalhousie, Halifax, NS

Mount Allison, Sackville, NB
UPEI, Charlottetown, PE
Cape Breton, Sidney, NS
Acadia, Wolfville, NS
UNB F., Fredericton, NB


Mt St. Vincent, Halifax, NS
UNB SJ, Saint John, NB
SFX, Antigonish, NS



UNB F., Fredericton, NB
Dalhousie, Halifax, NS
Acadia, Wolfville, NS
MUN, St. John’s, NL
Saint Mary’s, Halifax, NS
UNB SJ, Saint John, NB
UdM, Moncton, NB
Capre Breton, Sidney, NS


UNB F., Fredericton, NB


SFX, Antigonish, NS