Dr. Scott McAlpine
Dean of Arts, Science & Education Division
BA (Honours) Economics and Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
MA Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD Political Science, University of Calgary
TOPIC 1: Canadian Politics (Federalism, Federal-Provincial Relations, Political Behaviour)
TOPIC 2: International Relations (Theory and Strategic Studies)
TOPIC 3:Local Government and Politics
TOPIC 4: Value Change, Post-Modernism and Post-Materialism in North America.
TOPIC 5: New Social Movements.
TOPIC 6: Federalism and the Survival of Canada.
TOPIC 7: Terrorism
Value Change, Post-Modernism and Post-Materialism in North America.
New Social Movements.
Federalism and the Survival of Canada.
Moderator numerous election forums, town hall meetings and debates.
Co-Host, Grande Prairie Cablevision current affairs program In Their Own Words.
Co-Host, Municipal Election Coverage, City of Grande Prairie and Northern Cablevision, Grande Prairie, Alberta. (1998, 1995, 1993, 1986).
Co-Organizer and 'town hall' moderator, Spicer Commission hearings in Grande Prairie.
Prior Current Events Unit Facilitator/Instructor, Cambridge Preparatory School, Calgary, Alberta.
Guest Speaker, Liberal Party of Canada Nomination Meeting, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Frequent media contact for local media.
S. McAlpine, "Change and Continuity in Local Governement: A Conceptual to Accompany Alberta's Local Governements: Politics and Democracy, "University of Alberta Extension, August, 1994 (revised 1997)
S. McAlpine, L. Nock, and V. Salvo, "Race Relations in Grande Prairie: A Report on the Multicultural Research Project," Report to the Grande Prairie and District Multicultural Association, October 1992.
S. McAlpine and L. Saldanha, "The Centre Will not Hold: Post-Modernist Deconstructionism - Notes Toward a Reconstructive Moment," (tentative title). Scheduled presentation to the Integrated Research Seminar, Grande Prairie Regional College, October, 1992.
S. McAlpine and S. Drabek, "Decision-Making Coalitions on Non-Partisan Councils: A Small-City/Large City Comparison," Canadian Journal of Political Science, XXIV:4 (December, 1991), 803-29.
S. McAlpine, "Council-Administration Relations," presentation to the "Art of the possible" Conference for Municipal Elected Officials, Banff, November, 1989.
V.J. Salvo and S. McAlpine, "Toward Self Administration in Local Government: A Report on the Paddle Prairie metis Settlement Local Government Project, : Department of Municipal Affairs, Edmonton, November, 1985.
Community Based Presentations, Research, and Publications:
Various presentations for the Grande Prairie Regional College Lecture Series including:
* "Value Change in Northern Alberta, (October 1997)
* "The Tory Decade" (January, 1995)
* "What next? - Canada After the Quebec Election" (September 1994)
* "The Constitutional Deal: What's In It?" (October 1992)
* "Must Canada Fail?; Explaining the Constitutional Deal" (March 1992)
* "Changing Times and Coliding Agendas: Value Change in Canadian Society" (January, 1992)
* "What Does Quebec Want?: 20 Years of Constitutional Crisis" (February 1991)
* "Free Trade: Two Years Later" (November, 1990)
Presentations of various community and College groups including:
* "The Division of Powers and the Process of Constitutional Reform" presented to the Alberta Select Special Committee on Constitutional Reform (May 1991)
* "Teaching Effectiveness and Class Size: An Analysis of Summartive Evaluation Data Colleted at GPRC", (co-author) a report to the College Community, (December, 1991)