John Dyck, D.Phil.

Part-time Instructor of Political Studies

John Dyck was born in Manitoba. Before teaching at Trinity Western he taught at the University of Manitoba for ten years, University College of Cariboo for six years and the Canadian Mennonite University for one year. His academic focus has been on political philosophy and Canadian and American Government. John is married to Carol who is a public health nurse in Abbotsford BC and together they have three children. John also has coached wheelchair basketball.

Retired Assistant Professor of Political Studies

B.A. (Hons.) Political Studies (University of Manitoba); M.A. Political Theory (University of Manitoba) D.Phil. Political Studies (Oxford))


Business Education, Canadian Government, American Government, Ideologies, Canadian Politics, Judicial independence and judicial rights, Mennonite history and thought, Model United Nations, Political Studies and theory, Coaching and Sports management, Wheelchair basketball, and Tutoring and Mentoring

Awards & Honors

  • Richardson Bursary for Arts
  • Senior Course Prize in Political Studies
  • Donald Vernon Snider Memorial Fellowship
  • Queens Graduate Fellowship
  • Small Grants for Research and Travel (SSHRC)
  • Travel and Research award, Cariboo College
  • UBC Summer Fellowship
  • Small Grant (SSHRC) TWU

Recent Publications

  • John Dyck, Paul Rowe and Jens Zimmermann, Politics and the Religious Imagination, London: Routledge,  2010.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • BC Mennonite Historical Society
  • Small Business Association of BC
  • Youth Soccer Association Board
  • BC Wheelchair Basketball Association