School Highlights

January 16, 2015 We're holding the School's 3rd Annual Internal Case Competition!  Six teams, 3 hours of deliberations and a 20 minute presentation involving a case that's top secret until 9am today!  The winning team will represent SFU at the National case competition hosted Feb 7 and 8 at Dalhousie.

January 2015 This marks the launch of our Summer 2015 MPP Co-op program.   If your organization wants to find out more about hiring an MPP student for the May to August workterm, contact Eva Lewis at

November 15, 2014 The Winter issue of our online magazine is now live.

Fall Term
The School's Policy Spotlight Seminar Series includes talks by leading researchers and organizations on current policy issues facing BC and Canada.  Our Fall series includes BCSPCA, Fraser Basin Council, and Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT). 

ACT is an SFU policy planning initiative affiliated with the School of Public Policy, and designed to develop timely options for sustainable adaptation to climate change impacts.  See website to learn out about their projects and reports.

Summer 2014
From road safety and food waste to contraceptive choice and river systems... Go the our Student Research page for a complete listing of the 2014 Capstone Research projects by our recent graduates.

June 12, 2014
It's Convocation Day for our Class of 2014! Find out more about these new grads via the Job Market Candidates page.  See Convocation article including list of MPP award recipients in our Magazine 

May 2014
Sasha Wiley-Shaw, 2nd year MPP student, featured on SFU Vancouver blog about what led her to choose SFU's program.

In the News

November 10, 2014 The Centre for Public Policy Research at SFU released the report Economic Costs and Benefits of the TransMountain Expansion Project for BC and Metro Vancouver.  View full report and news release

November 4, 2014  The Caledon Institute of Social Policy in Ottawa released a study by Rhys Kesselman Family Tax Cuts: How Inclusive a Family? View full report

October 16, 2014 Doug McArthur discusses and debates BC's economic outlook with BCBC's Jock Finlayson and host Vaughn Palmer on Voice of BC  View Broadcast

October 8, 2014  CBC Ideas tackles the topic Green Growth: Can Profits Help the Planet? with a national panel featuring Nancy Olewiler.

September 15, 2014  Five MPP students have released a report in conjunction with BoardVoice Society of BC calling for new approach to BC social policy View full report and News Release 

September 9, 2014 Opinion: Relieving the crunch on BC seniors, in Vancouver Sun, written by Ian Benoit and Katherine Schilt, MPP 2014, and Janine Twist, MPP 2015. Read Op/Ed

September 1, 2014  We welcome Professor Doug McArthur as the new Director of the School. Nancy Olewiler, Director since School's founding in 2003 will be on a well-deserved sabbatical until September 2015.  Read News Release

August 25, 2014  Does More Money Mean Better Health? Assessing the Maternity Allowance Program is a policy monograph focussing on Bangladesh, prepared by Qayam Jetha, MPP 2014.  Publication is available at   Read article