School of Public Administration

Narrative Matters 2016

REGISTER NOW! Conference Dates June 20-23 in beautiful Victoria BC.
Co-hosted by UVic's School of Public Administration and RRU's School of Leadership Studies.

Kim Henderson, MPA, named Deputy Minister to the Premier

The School offers congratulations to Kim Henderson, current Deputy Minister in the BC Ministry of Finance, on being named Deputy Minister to the Premier beginning March 24.

School of Public Administration Director, Dr. Catherine Althaus-Kaefer

Catherine Althaus, Director, talks about the future of education, research, and practice in our programs.

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New Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance to Launch in September 2016

The application for admission deadline is May 31. If you have questions, contact the Interim Program Manager at Click here for the program brochure.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, MP, PC, Minister of Status of Women, and MPA Graduate

MPA graduate the Honourable Patty Hajdu is among three UVic alumnae named to federal Cabinet.

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protestors on the BC legislature lawn

Does a peaceful, diverse society start with you? We offer a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program that builds capacity in understanding and resolving public policy conflicts.

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UVic: Public Administration

Since offering our first on campus classes forty years ago, we have equipped graduates with the tools to build successful careers within the public and non-profit sectors while contributing to their own communities.

Our programs invite our graduates to see themselves as community and government entrepreneurs, able to navigate complex settings, to negotiate and mediate new processes and outcomes, and capable of assessing whether and how programs and policies add value to society.

We offer innovative and professionally-oriented Master's programs in Community Development, Dispute Resolution and Public Administration, delivered variously in on-campus and online formats.

Our popular undergraduate diploma and certificate programs in Public Administration contribute to the growth and enrichment of the professional cadre in local government in BC and elsewhere.

Where possible, we have students in our different program streams connect with each other to share perspectives because it is likely they will be working across boundaries when working on initiatives in current jobs and, over the course of a career, moving across those boundaries to take up new opportunities.

Feel free to explore the variety of the programs we offer and prepare to make a difference!