February to April Our summer Co-op program has launched and employers can contact Eva Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org with job postings or questions about recruiting a Masters of Public Policy student for a 13-16 week summer position. View InfoSheet
February 21 2nd year student Hope Caldi was selected as the winner of the 2017 Blueprint 2020 National Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) and the Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC). As one of five finalists, Hope presented to a panel of Deputy Ministers based on her paper, Offering a Warmer, Wiser Welcome: Recommendations for Reforming Canada's Immigration Loan Program, which was selected on the basis of its originality, research, clarity, significance, and relevance to the Government of Canada and the public service.
February 18 Congratulations to our policy case team Connor Hasegawa, Chris Kylleso, Lucas Neufeld, and Twyla Smith for taking 3rd place at the national case competition hosted by Ryerson. Twelve teams competed this year, and we look forward to hosting this prestigious event in 2018.
September 13 In partnership with GreenPAC, the School hosted a panel talk, Environmental Leadership: the importance of non-partisanship in the age of polarized politics, with MP Joyce Murray, Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer and SFU Public Policy professor Nancy Olewiler.
June 28 Halena Sieferling, MPP 2016 received 2nd place honours at the national CAPPA/IPAC conference for presentation of her Capstone work titled Running in Place: Overcoming Barriers for Women in Canadian Municipal Politics
June 9 It's Convocation Day for the Class of 2016! See feature articles on Awards and Capstone Research Projects in publicpolicy@SFU magazine
In high demand: Addressing the demand factors behind Toronto's housing affordability problem by Josh Gordon, was commissioned by the Ryerson City Building Institute to contribute to the housing affordability debate in Toronto. It shows that the primary determinants of Toronto’s high housing prices lie on the demand side, and that the element of foreign investment has been under-appreciated by various public authorities to this point. It argues that the case for supply-side reform is overstated and would not address the immediate challenges facing the city.
Opportunities in Transition - an Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging out of Care by Marvin Shaffer and Lynell Anderson in conjunction with Fostering Change and Vancouver Foundation.
Access the following titles via our Working Paper Series
Toward a Broader Base for Personal Taxation: Reconciling Equity and Efficiency prepared for Canadian Income Tax Centennial Celebration, Canadian Tax Foundation by J.R. Kesselman
Improving education for indigenous children in Canada was the focus of a C.D. Howe Institute conference in April co-organized by John Richards.
A Conference Report was prepared as well as two policy reports, If we had 300 Million Dollars: Funding for Reserve Schools and First Nations Elementary-Secondary Education: a National Dilemma
Economic Growth and People’s Determination about Immigration: The Case of Switzerland by D.M. Gross.
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.
In the News
September 28, 2016 Year 1 MPP student and research coordinator at Crosstown Clinic featured in CBC news article, BC's clinic's free heroin enables addicts to have 'meaningful life again', coordinator says.
September 1, 2016 Asst. Professor Josh Gordon's op-ed Toronto, don't let Vancouver's housing crisis become yours in the Globe & Mail
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.
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.