School of Public Administration

Community Consultation

Master of Arts in Community Development Residency 2014

Community consultation with two cohorts of MACD students and the current MPA cohort - very exciting!

John Nsabimana

Real-life learning through co-op education

John Nsabimana—a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and master of public administration student—works with UNICEF as a child protection associate in its armed violence and weapons program. His education at UVic has been all about preparing him from his life's goal: to help kids that are in similar circumstances to the ones from which he emerged.

Map with pushpin

Borders in Globalization project awarded SSHRC Partnership Grant

Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly heads the network of 23 academic and 34 non-academic organizations awarded $2.3 million dollars for research into borders in the 21st century. Read the story in The Ring.

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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!