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Dr. Michael McGregor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), he holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from the University of Waterloo and a BSc (Eng.) in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph.
Prior to joining Ryerson University in Juily 2016, Dr. McGregor was Assistant Professor at Bishop's University (Sherbrooke), where he has taught courses in Canadian politics, provincial politics, political behaviour, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and public administration.
Dr. McGregor’s scholarly interests include a variety of questions related to the study of elections and electors in Canada. His recent efforts have been focused largely upon the local level. He is the principal investigator (PI) of the Canadian Municipal Election Study, a large-scale study of the attitudes and behaviour of voters and non-voters towards elections in eight cities (in 2017 and 2018). Professor McGregor and co-investigators -- Cameron Anderson (Western), Éric Bélanger (McGill), Sandra Breux (INRS), Jack Lucas (Calgary), Scott Matthews (Memorial), Anne Mévellec (Ottawa), Aaron Moore (Winnipeg), Laura Stephenson (Western), Erin Tolley (Toronto) -- and collaborator Olivia Chow (Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Award valued at $281,536 for the period 2017-2021, for this project. The application was ranked first of 84 applications to the Political Science and Public Administration committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Dr. McGregor also holds an Early Researcher Award (2018-2023) from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science that will support the Canadian Municipal Election Study by facilitating the hiring of a post doctoral fellow and several graduate students over the period of the grant.
Dr. McGregor was also the PI of the 2014 Toronto Election Study.