School Highlights

Upcoming event Tuesday, March 15th  5:30 to 7pm at SFU Harbour Centre. The final speaker in our series is Anne Giardini, SFU Chancellor, lawyer, business woman and writer.  More details to follow.

January 23, 2016  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  

June 11, 2015  It's Convocation Day for MPP grads!  Read about Class of 2015 Capstone Projects and our five Award winners.





Recent Research

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

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