School Highlights

November 12, 2015  POSTPONED We welcome Jody Wilson-Raybould as the next speaker in our series Being the Change:  Women, Policy and Making a Difference.  5:30 to 7pm at SFU Harbour Centre. Free event.
Ticket information will be posted when new date is set. 

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  

September 30, 2015 Our Fall Policy Spotlight Seminars feature a talk by Dr. Martin Parkinson, distinguished economist and former Secretary to the Treasury of Australia, on What Makes a Successful Policy Advisor?  
12:30 to 1:30pm at SFU Vancouver campus  Room 7000

August 30, 2015 Recent MPP grad Colin McLean was one of seven policy graduates from across the country invited to present their research at the national conference of the Institute for Public Administration in Canada (IPAC). Colin's presentation, The Employment-Impact of Automation in Canada was selected for the Silver award, and a prize of $750.

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




Recent Research

What’s the matter with Sweden? Explaining radical cuts to unemployment insurance in a bastion of social democracy by Joshua C. Gordon in our Working Paper Series

How Can Fast Access to Temporary Foreign Workers Ensure Priority to Domestic Workers? A Canadian policy experiment by D.M. Gross in our Working Paper Series

Under-Five Mortality: Comparing National Levels and Changes over the Last Decade Across Low-Income Countries by J. Richards and A. Vining in our Working Paper Series

In the News

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

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.