A woman wears a bandana over her face reading "Land Back" during a demonstration in Vancouver, on Monday, February 24, 2020. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press.

When political scientists get political

A sizeable proportion of Canada’s flagship political science journal is composed of papers using critical approaches and methodologies that place a greater emphasis on narratives of historical marginalization.

Harvard President Claudine Gay, left, speaks as University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill listens during a hearing of the House Committee on Education on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington. Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo.

How Canadian media covered Claudine Gay’s resignation from Harvard

Although the Claudine Gay saga was an American story, it involved debates over antisemitism, DEI, and academic standards similar to those brewing at Canadian universities. The media itself also became part of the story, with duelling narratives that conservative outlets were targeting Gay while progressive ones were downplaying her plagiarism.