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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that Martha Hall Findlay has been appointed as the new director of the School of Public Policy (SPP). She will begin her five-year term starting Jan. 8, 2024. Throughout her career, Martha Hall Findlay has been dedicated to shaping public policy for Canadians. Having been a lawyer, senior […]

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, a trailblazing leader in child disability policy, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. This honor, presented by Women’s Executive Network (WXN), celebrates extraordinary women who lead with unwavering dedication, reshape their fields, and inspire others to do the same. WXN Owner and CEO, […]

We are thrilled to announce a momentous transformation that marks a new era in our institution’s history. After 15 years of dedication to excellence, we are ready to unveil our fresh identity and vision for the future.Our rebranding is a reflection of our commitment to shaping the leaders of tomorrow, who will navigate the complex […]

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary will host Richard H. Pildes, an internationally recognized expert on legal and political issues concerning democracy, on Sept. 26 as part of the 16th James S. Palmer Lecture Series. As traditional political landscapes continue to shift, fissures emerge giving rise to diverse ideologies, movements and […]

A new research report from the Simpson Centre, located at the School of Public Policy, suggests the federal government’s fertilizer-based emission reduction target has a direct impact on Canadian producers. In accord with the Paris Agreement, Canada is among the countries required to submit its nationally determined contribution that sets out a plan highlighting climate […]

Some of the world’s leading experts in information security huddled with students at the University of Calgary for a deep dive this summer into one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to promote democratic resiliency in the face of misinformation spread on digital networks. The Canadian Network on Information and Security (CANIS) […]

It’s 1975 in Canada. The population of Calgary is 457,000, the average family income is around $14,000, and the UCalgary Dinos make their first appearance in the Vanier Cup championship game. A lot has changed in the ensuing five decades, including the energy sector. And, through it all, the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) was […]

Dr. Jackie Sieppert has accepted to serve as interim director of The School of Public Policy (SPP) from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2022.   Dr. Sieppert previously served two terms as dean of the Faculty of Social Work and is taking on this new role after returning from his earned administrative leave. His contributions […]

Many of the graduate students in the University of Calgary’s Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) program are looking for a new career while others want to broaden their knowledge. But they all share a common desire: to make the world a better place. “These are the people who sit at the table that are trying to […]