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.
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National Association of Federal Retirees provides Endowment for Scholarships
On May 7, Richard Savard, President of the Victoria Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees presented two cheques to Lynne Milnes, Development Officer for HSD. This will establish a $25,000 endowment for future scholarships and provide funds to implement the award immediately (fall 2013). The award is for a School of Public Administration graduate student who plans a career in the public service.
On behalf of future recipients of this award, the School of Public Administration would like to express their appreciation to the Victoria Branch for establishing this endowment.
In establishing this graduate student award named after Fred Whitehouse, the National Association of Federal Retirees commemorates a man who, with his wife, Evelyn, worked untiringly to improve the well-being of federal pensioners. The Victoria Branch of the association is named after Fred Whitehouse and the national organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals presented to two
School of Public Administration graduate students
The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created by the Government of Canada to recognize the outstanding contributions of Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. Administered through the Office of the Governor General of Canada, this medal program is one of the elements of the year-long Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Sarah Daitch, MA in Dispute Resolution candidate, was one of four Fort Smith, NWT residents who were presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Honourable J. Michael Miltenberger, MLA for Thebacha, and MP Dennis Bevington presented the medals on February 16 at the Northern Life Museum. As Sarah is at UVic this term, her parents accepted the medal on her behalf. Sarah, who is a cross-country skiing athlete, received an entrance scholarship to the MADR program and now holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Fellowship.
John Nsabimana, MPA candidate, is on a Co-op Term at UNICEF in New York and was one of six Canadians presented with the medal at a special ceremony held at the UNICEF Headquarters on March 1. John was born in Kigali, Rwanda. In 1994, when over one million Rwandan refugees fled from the genocide and terror in Rwanda into neighbouring countries, John escaped and travelled to Uganda. He then spent the next 11 years of his life in a refugee camp in Uganda. He arrived in Canada in 2004 on a United World Scholarship, attended Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, achieved a Bachelor in Child and Youth Care, and is now studying in the MPA program with an interest in human rights.