Policy Spotlight Seminars

In the spring and fall semesters, the School organizes a lunch-hour seminar series called Policy Spotlights. These presentations by inspiring community leaders and executives address important policy issues facing us on a local, national or international scale. A Q&A segment wraps up each Spotlight talk with engaging discussion involving first and second year students, faculty and MPP alumni. Policy Spotlights are held 4-6 times per term.

If you have an idea or recommendation for a Policy Spotlight presenter, email Eva Lewis at evat@sfu.ca

Here are examples of Policy Spotlight presenters and topics: 

Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue
The Urban Climate Agenda: Inconvenient Truth, Convenient Opportunity

Alycia Fridkin, Urban Health Planner, City of Vancouver
Gabriella Emery, Lead in Indigenous Health at the Provincial Health Services Authority.
Meaningfully Involving Indigenous People in Health Policy

Alex Hemingway, Public Finance Policy Analyst at Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office
The Changing Landscape of Tax Fairness in BC

Amy Morris, Manager of Public Policy and Outreach, BC SPCA (and MPP 2013 alumnus)
The Emerging Field of Animal Policy

Susanna Gurr, Managing Director, BC Centre for Employment Excellence, Social Research Development Corporation SRDC
Achieving Better Employment Outcomes: an innovative approach to link evidence and practice for career practitioners in the employment services area