School Highlights

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

June 1, 2015  A capacity crowd joined us for an insightful, multi-party panel discussion, Beyond the Headlines: Learning from the Historic Alberta Election.  The event was presented in partnership with the Broadbent Institute.  View webcast

April 22, 2015  Our Policy Mix event at Steamworks Uber Lounge, brought together a large group of alumni, students, faculty and project partners in the policy community.  Photos on our FaceBook page SFU School of Public Policy

Wed. April 15 Lecture and discussion in partnership with SFU's Department of Economics and SFU Public Square - What does inequality mean in Canada: 99% of us want to know.  Harbour Centre Campus Room 1400 7pm. Free event Poster and Registration

Spring 2015 term
The School's Policy Spotlight Seminar Series includes talks by leading researchers and organizations on current policy issues facing BC and Canada.
Recent speakers:  Patti Bacchus, Vancouver School Board and Denise Mullen, BC Business Council.


In the News

June 30, 2015  A 5-member MPP student research team has released their report, A Tall Order: Short-term Rental Policy in the Age of the Sharing Economy.  View full report 

June 29, 2015 Jonathan Rhys Kesselman's report Testing the Limits: Who's Maximizing TFSA's and Who Isn't?, published in conjunction with the Broadbent Institute.  View full report in our Working Paper Series.

May 25, 2015 Op/Ed article by MPP 2015 graduate Jordan Westfall, Why are so many British Columbian's overdosing on their meds? in the Vancouver Sun Read article

May 5, 2015 Faculty member John Richards has been re-appointed to C.D. Howe Institute as Fellow in Residence and Roger Phillips Scholar of Social Policy View announcement

March 23, 2015
Study released by BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Among Street-Involved Youth, Women Twice as Likely to be Infected with Hepatitis C  View news release

February 23, 2015  Report published by Jonathan R. Kesselman titled Expanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts - Doubly Troubling View full report in our Working Paper Series.

February 10, 2015  Le Devoir published in translation a passage from an article by John Richards in the current issue of Inroads. The article analyzes the three-year attempt by the federal government to enact reform legislation for reserve schools. View article

February 7, 2015  Our team was selected as the top team at the 2015 IPAC National Case Competition, hosted by Dalhousie's School of Public Administration.  Congratulations to team members Julie Compton, Vanessa Leblanc, Angela Pati and Hannah Rabinovitch who topped a field of 13 teams, and won against U of T in the final round.  View Team photo