Political Science at UWindsor

Trevor Fairlie

Trevor Fairlie Windsor Political Science AlumniTrevor Fairlie graduated with distinction in 2015, earning his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and completing both a Certificate in Public Administration and a Certificate in Law and Politics.

During his four years studying in the Department of Political Science, Trevor was heavily involved in the campus and Windsor community. He served as a UWSA councillor and as president of USIRPS, the Undergraduate Society for International Relations and Political Science, in 2014-15. Trevor was also a member of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee and the Transit Windsor Board of Directors.

Trevor is completing his studies with the Forum for International Trade Training, working towards his Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. In September 2015, he joined the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, where he was a Junior Research Fellow focused on trade and investment. Trevor's research included producing the Guidebook to Doing Business in Asia, which was launched by BC's Minister of International Trade at the 2016 Pacific Finance and Trade Summit in Vancouver. Trevor credits his success at UWindsor with the support system offered by the Department of Political Science, stating that "the professors truly care, and they'll sit down with you and talk about courses, scholarships, and your future plans."

Trevor also believes that the department's research opportunities helped him develop academically. "In my second year, I began researching for a professor, which was invaluable and helped me get my job as a Junior Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation right after graduation."

Trevor is currently attending Osgoode Hall Law School. He believes that the Law and Politics program at the University of Windsor uniquely prepared him for early acceptance into one of Canada's top law schools. His advice to incoming students in Political Science is to become engaged with campus life, especially USIRPS, as the best way to meet friends, professors, and future colleagues.