BC Priorities Projects

The BC Priorities Project is a research and educational collaboration between SFU’s School of Public Policy and provincial government and agency partners, which began in 2010. The goals of the project are to enhance the learning outcomes of our students by giving them the opportunity to work on issues of concern to government ministries and agencies.

Each year, the first-year cohort receive topics from different provincial agencies and organizations that are of medium to long-term interest to them. Students, in teams of four to six members, investigate the problems over the two semesters of their Introduction to Policy Analysis I and II courses (MPP 800 and 807). The program is structured to match students’ interests with organizational needs in evidence-based research and policy analysis. In sessions held in Victoria and Vancouver at the end of the second semester, each student team delivers a written report and presentation regarding their findings and recommendations to members of the partner organizations.

Partner Organizations and Projects - 2018/19

BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Post-secondary education attainment for former youth in care

BC Ministry of Education
Impact of Inclusive Education Approaches on Student Outcomes

City of Vancouver
Nightlife Economy in Vancouver

EcoTrust Canada
Community Fisheries

First Nations Health Authority
Hepatitis C Testing, Treatment and Prevention for First Nations in BC

Office of the Representative for Children and Youth
Performance Measures: Jurisdictional Review and Analysis of Practices

Technical Safety BC
Passenger Ropeways: Managing Aging and End-of-Life Equipment