School Overview


The School of Public Policy is Canada’s leading policy school. The School was founded in 2008 by renowned economist Jack Mintz with a vision to drive policy discourse with relevant research, outreach and teaching. Its faculty is composed of scholars with exceptional academic credentials and experienced practitioners in business, government and the non-profit sector.

The School’s research is respected because it is independent, credible, and based on hard data. Its influence is reflected by its wide dissemination among policy makers, business leaders, and the media. Indeed, the School is Canada’s most cited policy school, both within traditional media and academic publications.

The School of Public Policy also provides hands-on training in Canada and abroad through a Master of Public Policy Program, a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development,  and the Extractive Resource Governance Program (ERGP).  Its alumni can be found in leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors across Canada.

What we do:

  • Advance practical and focused policy research
  • Shape public policy by driving meaningful debates
  • Develop Canada’s future policy leaders


More information on The School’s activities and programs can be found in the documents posted here.