Rand Dyck

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Dr. Perry Rand Dyck, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Laurentian University (born 1943, in Calgary, Alberta[1]) is the author of the Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches textbook which is used in many Canadian Universities, and taught to students studying Political Science, Law, Economics, Women's Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, and History. Since 1993, Dr. Dyck has participated in the organisation of the Laurentian University Model Parliament, an event which has been featured in Maclean's magazine, and is known around Laurentian University as one of the best events affiliated with the university. Professor Dyck is known as an exemplary teacher for his diverse and engaging teaching style, his contributions to the field of political science, and, most importantly, his commitment to his students. Currently, he is teaching at Carleton University as an adjunct professor and also at Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa. He won the Teaching Excellence Award at Laurentian University and the OCUFA Teaching Excellence Award in 2002 and the Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Award at Carleton University in 2014.

Model Parliament[edit]

Dyck was responsible for the creation of the Laurentian University Model Parliament, or (LMP), in 1993.[citation needed] Since that time, the LMP has been organized by the Laurentian University Political Science Association. In previous years, participants to the LMP have included Laurentian students, as well as those at the Georgian College University Partnership Centre campuses in Barrie and Orillia; and students from Laurentian's affiliate, Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie.

The LMP meets every January. Past LMP bills debated at the annual session have dealt with such topics as: the role of the federal government in education and training; promoting sexual education in Canada; increasing the budget of the CBC and Radio-Canada; forgiving outstanding student loans; creating a national registry of sex offenders; creating an elected Senate; reinstating capital punishment; reforming the correctional system by transferring some of its functions to the Canadian Department of National Defence; using toll booth revenues in the province of Quebec to fund the teaching of French to Anglophones in Quebec; and abolishing the monarchy in Canada.

Since 1998, this event has been held in the legislative chamber of the Canadian House of Commons. In addition to the use of the legislative chamber, the House of Commons generously provides the services of simultaneous interpreters, microphone operators, pages, and rooms for caucus meetings.

List of Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Dyck, R. (1986). Provincial Politics in Canada. Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall. 626p.
  • Dyck, R. (1991). Provincial Politics in Canada. 2nd edition. Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall. 678p.
  • Dyck, R. (1993). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada. 594p.
  • Dyck, R. (1995). Provincial Politics in Canada: towards the turn of the century. 3rd edition. Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall Canada, 689p.
  • Dyck, R. (1996). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches. 2nd edition. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, 672p.
  • Dyck, R. (1998). Canadian Politics: Concise Edition. Scarborough, ON: ITP Nelson, 334p.
  • Dyck, R. (2000). Politics in the Other Provinces. Sudbury, ON: Laurentian University Bookstore, 250p.
  • Dyck, R. (2000). Politics in Ontario. Sudbury, ON: Laurentian University Bookstore, 149p.
  • Dyck, R. (2000). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches, 3rd ed. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Thomson Learning, 672p.
  • Dyck, R. (2002). Canadian Politics: Concise Second Edition. Scarborough, ON: Thomson Nelson. 386p.
  • Dyck, R. (2003). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches, 4th ed. Scarborough, ON: Thomson Nelson. 706p.
  • Dyck, R., Ed. (2003). Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science. Scarborough, ON: Thomson Nelson. 434p.
  • Dyck, R. (2006). Canadian Politics: Concise Third Edition. Toronto, ON: Thomson Nelson. 449 p.
  • Dyck, R., Ed. (2006). Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science, 2nd ed. Toronto: Thomson Nelson. 442 p.
  • Dyck, Rand (2012). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches (5th ed.). Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education. ISBN 978-0-17-650343-7. 
  • Dyck, R. (2009). Canadian Politics: Concise Fourth Edition. Toronto: Nelson Education. 454p.
  • Dyck, R., Ed. (2009). Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science. Toronto: Nelson Education. 504p.
  • Dyck, R. (2011). Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches, 6th ed. Toronto: Nelson Education. 728p.
  • Dyck, R. (2012). Canadian Politics: Concise Fifth Edition. Toronto: Nelson Education. 466p.
  • Dyck, R., Ed. (2012) Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science. Toronto: Nelson Education. 490p.
  • Dyck, R. and Christopher Cochrane. (2013) Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches, 7th ed. Toronto: Nelson Education. 712p.

Chapters in Books[edit]

  • Dyck, R. (1992). "Links between federal and provincial parties and party systems." In Representation, integration and political parties in Canada. Ed. by H. Bakvis. (Vol. 14 of the Research Studies for the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing), 129-177.
  • Dyck, R. (1995). "The Canada assistance plan: the ultimate in cooperative federalism." In Social welfare in Canada. Ed. by R. Blake and J. Keshen. Mississauga, ON: Copp Clark Ltd., 326-339.
  • Dyck, R. (1995). "Ontario." In Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1988. Ed. by D. Leyton-Brown. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 191-218.
  • Dyck, R. (1995). "Relations between federal and provincial parties." In Canadian parties in transition. Ed. by A.B. Tanguay and A.-G. Gagnon. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, 160-189.
  • Dyck, R. (1996). "Ontario." In Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1989. Ed. by David Leyton-Brown. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 123-147.
  • Dyck, R. (1997). "Federalism and Canadian political parties." In Challenges to Canadian federalism. Ed. by Martin Westmacott and Hugh Mellon. Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall, 55-62.
  • Dyck, R. (1997). "The socio-economic setting of Ontario politics." In The government and politics of Ontario, 5th ed. Ed. by Graham White. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 19-48.
  • Dyck, R. (1997). "Ontario." . In Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1990. Ed. by David Leyton-Brown. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 129-157.
  • Dyck, R. (1997). "The Provinces and Regional-Economic Conflicts." In Expanding our political horizons: readings in Canadian politics and government. Ed. by J.J. Guy. Toronto, ON: Harcourt Brace & Co., 316-321.
  • Dyck, R. (1998). "Ontario." In Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1991. Ed. by David Leyton-Brown. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 139-167.
  • Dyck, R. and Sam Bottomley. (1998). "Ontario." In Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1992. Ed. by David Leyton-Brown. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 137-165.
  • Dyck, R. (2000). "The Societal Context of Canadian Parties." In Party Politics in Canada, 8th ed., Edited by H.G. Thorburn and Alan Whitehorn. Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall Canada, 36-48.
  • Dyck, R. (2006). "Provincial Politics in the Modern Era." In Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, 2nd ed. Ed. by Christopher Dunn. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 57-94.

Journal Articles[edit]

  • Dyck, R. (1998). "Can Canada Survive?" In Italian Politics & Society, 50 (Autumn): 87-91.
  • Dyck, R. (2000). "Recent Work on Canadian Political Institutions." Journal of Canadian Studies, 35 (1, spring): 239-252.

Reviews[edit]

  • Dyck, R. (1991). "Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the politics of regional development. By James P. Bickerton." In Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques, 17 (1, March/mars): 115.
  • Dyck, R. (1992). "Leaders and parties in Canadian politics: experiences of the provinces. Ed. by R.K. Carty, L. Erickson and D.E. Blake." In Canadian Journal of Political Science, XXV (4): 775.
  • Dyck, R. (1993). "The provincial state: politics in Canada's provinces and territories. Ed. by Keith Brownsey and Michael Howlett." In Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, 26 (4, December/décembre): 812-813.
  • Dyck, R. (1996). "Charter versus federalism: the dilemmas of constitutional reform. By A.C. Cairns." In Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, XXII (1-2): 185-186.
  • Dyck, R. (1998). "Poverty Reform in Canada 1958-1978: State and Class Influence on Policy Making. By Rodney S. Haddow." In Canadian Public Administration, 41 (2, Summer): 337-338.
  • Dyck, R. (1998). "Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia. Ed. by R.K. Carty." In Canadian Journal of Political Science, XXXI (4, December): 802-803.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .

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