Lab

Welcome to the Elections and Democracy Lab  – Laboratoire sur les Élections et la Démocratie (LED), housed in the department of Political Science and Economics at Royal Military College of Canada. Our mission is to conduct research that contributes to strengthening elections and building democratic resiliency, both here in Canada and around the world. Lab Members include undergraduate and graduate thesis and directed studies students, as well as research assistants. We engage in research, student training and community outreach.

2020-2021 Lab Members

  • Holly Ann Garnett, Assistant Professor & Lab Director, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen’s University
  • Patricia Mockler, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University
  • Sean Grogan, PhD Candidate, Polytechnique Montreal
  • Aimee McCurdy, Graduate, Queen’s University
  • Jean-Nicolas Bordeleau, Honours Student & Officer Cadet, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Madison MacGregor, Undergraduate Student, McGill University
  • Jordan Wityzen, Officer Cadet, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Raphael Racicot, Officer Cadet, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Jonathan Boswell, Officer Cadet, Royal Military College of Canada
2019-2020 Lab Members

Past Members:

  • Desmond Barton, Undergraduate Student, Queen’s University (2019-2020)
  • Mark Keir, Undergraduate Honours Student & Officer Cadet, Royal Military College of Canada (2019-2020)
  • Owen Saunders, Undergraduate Honours Student, Queen’s University (2019-2020)

Past Activities and Events

“The State of Canadian Cybersecurity” Workshop – Ottawa ON, October, 2019

On October 23-24, 2019, Lab Members attended the annual SERENE-RISC annual workshop. Owen Saunders presented a poster comparing policy responses to cyber-threats to elections, and Dr. Garnett chaired a panel on the Cyber-threats to the 2019 Canadian Federal Election.

“Securing Elections” Workshop – Washington DC, August 2019

Lab Members Holly Ann Garnett, Patricia Mockler and Jean-Nicolas Bordeleau presented papers at the 2019 pre-APSA “Securing Elections” Workshop in Crystal City, VA in August, co-chaired by Dr. Garnett. Read about the event here:
https://everitas.rmcclub.ca/rmc-shines-at-securing-elections-workshop-in-washington-d-c/