The School of Public Policy’s Centre for Public Policy Research hosts a series of lunchtime talks for students and faculty members. In this series, policy leaders speak candidly about their work, the challenges they are facing, and how they are seeking to address them. 

Spring 2023 Speakers

Ruth Mojeed Ramirez
Chief Equity Officer of The Inclusion Project & curator of Employment Equity Co-Lab

Topic | Sharing the Power: People-centred leadership in democratic institutions

Dr. Christy Sutherland 
Medical Director of PHS Community Services Society

Topic | Canadian Drug Policy and the Overdose Crisis

Dr. Alaz Safak Munzur
Term Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, SFU

Topic | Canadian climate policy in the context of the global low-carbon transition

Dr. Kennedy Stewart
Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for Public Policy Research, School of Public Policy, SFU

Topic | Using Chaos to Manage Cities in times of Chaos

Fall 2022 Speakers

Dr Peter Singer
Special Advisor to the Director General - World Health Organization WHO

Topic | Learning the lessons of COVID-19 & Accelerating Health

Andrea Reimer
Former City Councillor, Vancouver

Topic |  Power Literacy for Policy-Makers

Michael A. Pickup
Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General of BC

Topic |  OAG from A to Z

Julie Miville-Dechêne
Senator of Canada

Topic | Introducing laws to fight modern slavery and children’s exposure to online pornography