UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 10 | Oct.
Political science professor Ken Carty has been appointed
director of Research and Education for the B.C. Citizens Assembly,
which was created earlier this year by the B.C. government
to evaluate electoral reform in the province. Carty brings
to the position an extensive knowledge of Canadian and comparative
western politics and experience as a member of the federal
The self-governing assembly, randomly chosen from across
the province, will hold public hearings across B.C. to look
at all possible models for electing MLAs. It has a mandate
to recommend no more than one electoral system.
At UBC, Carty balances teaching with a research focus on
the structure, organization and behaviour of political parties.
He has published widely on the political recruitment, leadership
and electoral activities of parties in Canada, Europe and