School of Public Administration

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.

Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon

Valuing Community Based Research

Drs. Rajesh Tandon and Budd Hall celebrate the Canadian launch of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

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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 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 offer graduate programs in areas focused on communities and the public - Community Development, Dispute Resolution, and Public Administration; we also offer undergraduate diploma and certificate programs in Public Administration. For organizations, we can work with you to build the capacity of your employees through our custom workshops. Feel free to explore these pages to find out how we can help you build the community in which you live.