April 30 Rethinking the Region is an annual day-long conference (9am to 4pm) that provides an opportunity for deep dialogue, reflection and learning about the past, present and future of regional governance in Metro Vancouver.
We are co-hosting Rethinking the Region with the SFU Urban Studies Program and partnering with the City of New Westminster. View more details
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Summer 2016 It's recruitment season for hiring Masters Co-op students for May to August workterms. Contact Eva Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details you need to post a job and hire a great student for your team! See Program Infosheet
March 15 We hosted the final speaker in our series Being the Change: Women, Policy and Making a Difference. Anne Giardini, SFU Chancellor, lawyer, business woman and writer addressed the topic of Women, Power and Tools for Change. Listen to interview on Roundhouse Radio
March 14 Congratulations to faculty member Dr. John Richards on his re-appointment by the C.D. Howe Institute as a Fellow-in-Residence and the Roger Phillips Scholar of Social Policy.
February 27 SFU takes national title two years in a row at policy case competition in Ottawa. Congratulations to team members Eric Bing, Hope Caldi, Sarah Griffiths and Sandy Lee. See photo and article
January 23 Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould spoke to an enthusiastic audience as part of our speaker series Being the Change: Women, Policy and Making a Difference. Gloria Macarenko from CBC joined us as guest interviewer and Q+A moderator. Watch video of event
October 8, 2015 Wendy Davis, women's health crusader and former Texas senator launched our Speaker Series , Being the Change: Women, Policy and Making a Difference. If you missed the event, here's a link to the video
Vancouver’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Solutions by J.C. Gordon Executive Summary and Full Report
What’s the matter with Sweden? Explaining radical cuts to unemployment insurance in a bastion of social democracy by J.C. Gordon.
How Can Fast Access to Temporary Foreign Workers Ensure Priority to Domestic Workers? A Canadian policy experiment by D.M. Gross.
Under-Five Mortality: Comparing National Levels and Changes over the Last Decade Across Low-Income Countries by J. Richards and A. Vining.
Testing the Limits: Who's Maximizing TFSA's and Who Isn't?, published in conjunction with the Broadbent Institute, by J.R. Kesselman.
Access these titles in our Working Paper Series
In the News
March 29, 2016 Asst. Professor Josh Gordon and 2nd Year MPP student Anjum Mutakabbir on Data on Canada’s housing market are fine, but we need action now in the Globe & Mail. Read article
January 25, 2016 Asst. Professor Josh Gordon's op-ed The illusion of home equity gains has weakened our will to act, appears in Globe & Mail. Read article
October 7, 2015 A new study from the Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI), a program of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), is the first to show street-involved Aboriginal youth in Vancouver are significantly more likely to be imprisoned than their non-Aboriginal peers. Kora DeBeck, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy is the study's senior author. Read news release
August 10, 2015 MPP 2015 grad Jordan Westfall's opinion piece Assisting overdose victims a matter of choice?, appears in Vancouver Sun. Read article