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External Award: National Student Paper Competition

January 02, 2019

Each year Canadian students in Masters and PhD programs are invited to submit their research papers on issues that impact the Canadian Public Service and service excellence for Canadians.

The National Student Paper Competition was launched in 2013 to engage students on issues facing the public service. Led by the Canada School of Public Service, this competition invites Master’s and PhD students from various disciplines to provide fresh ideas on improving the federal public service and positively influencing Canada’s future. The Competition provides a wonderful profile for your work, making it accessible to public servants and the broader public.

The Grand Prize winner(s) will be offered:

  • a paid opportunity to work directly within government on a casual contract or term assignment (4 months, during the period of May 2019 to March 2020 as determined by the hosting federal government organization or department)
  • a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment
  • an invitation to attend the Manion Lecture in the National Capital Region (Ottawa) or another applicable keystone event
  • an opportunity to present their paper on a national platform (round-trip travel costs, if applicable, will be reimbursed for the winner(s) and their university coordinator)

For information on how you can participate, check out the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) website to identify your departmental coordinator and review the guidelines and key dates. You may also review the attached Q&A document and poster, which you can use to spread the word among your colleagues.

For more information, visit the National Student Paper Competition website and see the competition detail below:

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