The Prairie Political Science Association was formed in Saskatoon in June 2007, and incorporated in July 2012 by representatives from ten political science departments in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and with the support of colleagues from other regional political science associations in Canada.
The PPSA aims to foster the study of political science. Our goal is to showcase political science about the Prairies, as well as scholarship conducted by political scientists on the Prairies.
Our annual conference is held at the spectacular Banff Centre. There, members present and discuss their own research, as well as that of the wider political science community. Across the year, we provide a forum on academic, pedagogical, professional, and administrative matters of common concern to our members, and regional and national political science associations.