School of Public Administration
Compelling Futures Begin Here
Since offering our first on campus classes in 1974, we have equipped graduates with the tools to build successful careers while contributing to their own communities. We offer professional graduate and undergraduate programs in public administration, dispute resolution, and community development. As we continue to innovate through new programs and delivery methods, we remain focused on providing the highest quality education to students who are passionate about making a difference.
We are very pleased to announce that one of our MPA students, Josh Clory, has been named to the long-list for the IPAC Blueprint 2020 National Student Paper Competition. Josh is currently in his second term of the MPA Program, and is working in a student position with Veterans Affairs Canada.
This competition invited master’s-level students from any discipline to share their ideas on the Blueprint 2020 vision for improving the way the public service functions. 89 papers from students across the country were submitted, each providing thoughtful research that presents new knowledge and understanding about the Public Service. On February 12th the long-list of 15 papers was announced. Those students are now participants in the "Public Choice Award" vote, taking place until March 31st.
Each finalist has prepared a three-minute video pitch for their submission. We encourage you to promote and cast your vote for the Public Choice Award and follow the results of the competition on the IPAC website (http://www.ipac.ca/blueprint2020). The full papers, abstracts and videos are accessible at http://www.ipac.ca/blueprint2020-videos and this is where you can cast your vote.
Please note that you can vote more than once, but no more than once per day. So do vote, and vote often. Good luck Josh!
SPA Public Policy and Governance Dialogue Series
Schedule to be determined.
Dispute Resolution student, Jody Collins, and Public Administration student, Andy Stuart, have won first and second prize, respectively, in the 2014 Diversity Writing Contest for their fiction pieces entitled "And This is Haven" and "Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion". Each of them will receive a cash prize and their work will be published on the VPAC and Libraries websites and in a Libraries publication.