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 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 report and presentation regarding their findings and recommendations.to members of the partner ministries and agencies.

Partner Organizations and Projects - 2013/14

Social Policy Framework for BC

BC Housing
Housing Occupancy Amongst Seniors

BC Ministry of Environment and BC Min for Forests, Lands and Natural Resources
Species at Risk in the Okanagan

BC Ministry of Justice - Motor Vehicle Branch
Rural Road Fatalities in BC

StreettoHome Foundation
Homelessness and High-Risk Sub-populations in Vancouver

Travel Time Savings in Transportation Planning