School Highlights

June 13  It's Convocation Day for our graduating class of 2019.  Congratulations on achieving your MPP degree and tackling an impressive list of Capstone research projects.

June 11 Building a more sustainable refugee policy published in Policy Options, and written by our 2019 national case competition winning team.

June 10  Op-ed by 2nd year student Deshdimona Khan, Funding science research: where is Canada going? in Toronto Star

June 6  MPP, IS and Urban Studies students and new grads are invited to the School's annual Policy Job Roundtable featuring seven alumni from range of sectors.

May 24 Five-member BC Priorities student research team completed report for City of Vancouver on nightlife economy.  See Vancouver Sun article.

Summer 2019 Interested in hiring an MPP Co-op student for May to August 2019? Contact Eva Lewis at  View MPP Co-op infosheet for more details - and read about past student experiences.

April 18  Join us at our 3rd annual Student Research Showcase with 35 students from Public Policy and Urban Studies presenting posters about their research projects. Drop in 4:30 to 7pm at Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville. For more details and to RSVP go to Eventbrite

April 11 In partnership with SFU Public Square, as part of the 2019 Community Summit - Confronting the Disinformation Age, we are presenting Is social media destroying our democracy? in an oxford-style debate format. 7pm at Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. More details and tickets are available at 

March 30  Students travelled to Victoria to present their BC Priorties Projects and Capstone research work to the Province of BC's Policy Community of Practice group.

Feb 23 Today, our team competed against 11 policy schools from across Canada and won the 2019 CAPPA IPAC National Public Administration Student Case Competition in Ottawa, hosted by Carleton University. Congratulations to Kat Gallant, Miriam Moore, Jenna Quelch and Sarah Tremblay
















Connor Hasegawa, Chris Kylleso, Lucas Neufeld, Twyla Smith
Connor Hasegawa, Chris Kylleso, Lucas Neufeld, Twyla Smith

Recent Research

The Speculation and Vacancy Tax: An explainer by Josh Gordon, March 2019

HIV and the Criminalization of drug use among people who inject drugs: a systematic review by Kora DeBeck et al. Lancet HIV. 2017 Aug;4(8):e357-e374.



In the News

Struggle for democracy in Bangladesh deserves our attention by John Richards and Jon Scott in Globe and Mail, Feb 2019

Confronting misinformation about BC's speculation and vacancy tax by Josh Gordon in Vancouver Sun, Feb 2019

Article by Asst. Professor Marina Adshade and Neil McArthur Beyond consenting, women actually want to enjoy sex in Globe & Mail, Jan 2018.

Op-ed by Asst. Professor Kora DeBeck and Julio Montaner Don't criminilize people on HIV treatment in Globe & Mail, Aug 2017.