Thanks for visiting this site. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. My research and teaching are in the area of Canadian politics, with a particular focus on municipal politics and democracy, ideology and political representation, and Canadian political development.

I am currently involved in several projects on these themes. I am principal investigator for the Canadian Municipal Barometer, an annual survey of mayors and councillors in Canada, and co-PI, with Peter Loewen, of the Canadian chapter of POLPOP, a comparative survey of political elites. I am co-PI, with Zack Taylor, of Cities in Canadian Political Development, a study of the urban-rural divide and urban representation in Canadian politics from 1867-present, along with a related effort to consolidate Canadian Gallup surveys from 1945-2000. I am also pleased to be a member of the research teams for the Canadian Municipal Election Study and the Multilevel Democracy Project, both of which are focused on municipal elections and voting in Canada.


Refereed Articles

Chapters and Reports

Other Publications

Working Papers and Manuscripts

Active Research Grants

  • SSHRC Insight Grant. “The Multilevel Democracy Project”. $220,000. Principal investigator: Cameron Anderson. Co-applicants: Jack Lucas, R. Michael McGregor. Collaborator: Laura Stephenson.
  • SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. “Informing the Electorate: Public Opinion and Local Media for the Calgary Municipal Election”. $18,200, plus $5,000 from other sources. Principal investigator: Jack Lucas. Co-applicants: Robson Fletcher, R. Michael McGregor. Partners: University of Calgary, Ryerson University, CBC News Calgary.
  • SSHRC COVID-19 Partnership Engage Grant. “Building Digital Representa- tive Democracy in a Pandemic Era”. $23,200, plus $21,000 from other sources. Principal investigator: Jack Lucas. Co-applicant: Michael Morden. Collaborator: Peter Loewen. Partners: University of Calgary, Samara Canada.
  • Canadian Opinion Research Archive Grant. Canadian Gallup Project. $5,000.
  • Google Cloud Academic Research Grant. “Canadian Municipal Election Study: Calgary 2021.” $10,206. Principal investigator: Aengus Bridgman. Co-applicants: Jack Lucas, R. Michael McGregor.
  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. “The Canadian Municipal Barometer.” 2019-2022. $103,000 plus $87,000 from other sources. Principal investigator: Jack Lucas. Co-applicants: Sandra Breux, Kelly Blidook, Gabriel Eidelman, Royce Koop. Collaborators: Katherine Einstein, Thomas Ivacko, Andrew Sancton, Peter Loewen, Enid Slack, Jennifer Arntfield, Michael Morden. Partners: University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, INRS Montreal, Memorial University, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Samara Canada.
  • SSHRC Insight Grant. “Cities in Canadian Political Development.” 2019-2024. $95,727. Jack Lucas (PI), Zack Taylor (co-PI), David Armstrong (Collaborator).
  • SSHRC Insight Grant. “Canadian Municipal Election Study.” 2017-2021. $281,536. Principal Investigator: Michael McGregor. Co-applicants: Cameron Anderson, Eric Belanger, Sandra Breux, Jack Lucas, Scott Matthews, Aaron Moore, Laura Stephenson, Erin Tolley.


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