Campus Directory: Harold Jansen

University of Lethbridge

Harold Jansen
University Librarian
Lib - Administration
Office: L1136C (Library Information Network Centre)
Phone: (403) 329-2261
Political Science
Office: D852 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2261


PhD (Political Science), University of Alberta; MA (Political Science), Carleton University; BA (Political Science), University of Alberta


Canadian politics, Elections and voting in Canada, Canadian political parties, Party finance, Alberta politics and government, Representation and electoral systems, Preferential voting (STV and AV) in Canada, Digital political communication

Research Areas

Political finance in Canada


Harold Jansen came to the University of Lethbridge in 1998, shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alberta. His teaching focuses on Canadian politics, particularly on political parties and elections. His research interests are political finance in Canada and digital political communication. In 2018, he became an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Since 2021, he has been serving as Interim University Librarian.

Research Interests

- Digital political communication
- Canadian politics
- Elections and voting in Canada
- Canadian political parties, with a focus on party finance
- Alberta politics and government, with a special interest in political parties and elections in Alberta
- Representation and electoral systems, particularly the use of preferential voting (STV and AV) in Canada

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