School Highlights

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 2014
Welcome to our re-designed and updated website! Check out our online magazine featuring articles about students, research, alumni and community projects!

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.

April 2014
The Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy (IIRP) at SFU hosted an international conference focused on cutting-edge approaches to pressing and complex social problems. The three-day conference, Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations and Innovations, gathered over 250 researchers, policy actors, practitioners, activists and artists from throughout Canada, as well as seven other countries, to share diverse perspectives and engage in critical dialogues. Full article

In the News

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

July 31, 2014  The Final Report on the Results of the 2014 Homeless Count in the Metro Vancouver Region was released today. MPP 2012 alumnus Debbie Kraus was involved in the project. 

July 14, 2014 Amy Morris, MPP 2013 writes Protecting dogs and their keepers in Vancouver Sun  Read Op/Ed

June 11, 2014 Xiaoyang Luo, MPP 2014 writes Canada would benefit form granting fathers paid time off in Vancouver Sun Read Op/Ed

June 2, 2014  Benn Proctor, MPP 2014 writes Time to reform Vancouver's antiquated taxi industry in Vancouver Sun Read Op/Ed