Vincent Hopkins, PhD candidate, has been awarded the 2018 Canadian Study of Parliament Group's Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship supports dissertation work focusing upon the study, understanding and discussion of the parliamentary process and institutions in Canada. Vincent's dissertation uses data science techniques to generate new knowledge about how interest groups interact with and influence politicians.
The selection committee wrote "we were greatly impressed with the ambitious scope of your project and particularly your use of innovative methods to explore issues previously not accessible to empirical study. Your proposal was also very well structured, with clear objectives and contributions in mind, and it is evident from your CV that you have already begun acquiring the skills necessary to conduct your research. We are confident that your study will make a significant contribution to knowledge about the Canadian Parliament. "