Rupinder Liddar

Rupinder Liddar

Ph.D. student in Political Science B.A. Honours in Political Science 2019

Current Position 

I will begin my Ph.D. in Political Science in September. I hope to continue researching on Sikh-Canadian political behaviour in Canada. 


Favourite Memories at UTM

My most memorable experience was definitely getting to work with Professor Erin Tolley and Professor Randy Besco. I didn't know that working with professors was even possible until I started. Not only did their work reaffirm my curiosity in exploring South Asian political representation from their work on minorities, but I also learned about the many facets of political science research that can't be learned in the classroom. I owe both Dr. Tolley and Dr. Besco much gratitude for helping me along my academic journey and for giving me that extra push when I doubted my abilities. In my last year at UTM, I was grateful to be elected as President of PSLA (Political Science and Pre-Law Association).


Message from Rupinder

Overall, during my four years at UTM, PSLA played a large part in both my academic and social development. I met many friends through PSLA and was able to connect with the department and the student body, outside of the lecture hall. From hosting and planning events to corresponding with Norma, PSLA ensured that my time at UTM was much more than just studying! I hope, in return, that I was able to give something back and leave my mark on not only PSLA but also at UTM!



M.A. Political Science (Focus in Minority Representation), McMaster University