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Dear colleagues,  I am pleased to share the news that Peter MacKinnon has been appointed interim director of The School of Public Policy (SPP) from Sept. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   Originally from Prince Edward Island, Peter’s working life has primarily been in Western Canada. In 2012, he stepped down after serving 13 […]

IDEAS/RePEc released their global top 25 per cent of policy schools as of 2020 and The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary ranked number 33. The School of Public Policy is the only policy school in Canada to have made the list, appearing alongside policy schools from Harvard, Columbia and Stanford to name a few. IDEAS […]

Nicole Wiedman, a graduate of the Master’s program with The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, has been named as one of the recipients of the 2020 Young Women in Energy Awards. Wiedman, Indigenous Relations Manager with MEG Energy, says she is very honoured to receive the award and understands the weight […]

The School of Public Policy is pleased to announce The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., and David A. Bissett, C.M., A.O.E., as the 2020 Distinguished Policy Fellows. Please join us in recognizing these two distinguished leaders for their lifetime commitment to the betterment of public policy in Canada. Given to eminent individuals who display leadership excellence […]

The world has changed radically from just a few short months ago. The long-term impact of the coronavirus is yet to be determined, but there is no question we will experience seismic change going forward. Working from home offers both positive and negative impacts: reduced productivity but lower costs for facilities. In a world where […]

A report published Tuesday says Calgary’s homeless and other vulnerable populations are particularly at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ronald Kneebone, a researcher at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, says most people will be fine in this situation, but those who depend on social service agencies — and those agencies themselves — are struggling. […]

The creation of a research centre that will focus on agricultural development in Western Canada has been announced by the University of Calgary’s school of public policy. At the project’s unveiling on Friday, speakers said the Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education will work to facilitate the growth, success and sustainability of the agricultural sector. It […]

Last weekend I participated in the “The Value of Alberta” conference in Calgary. While most of the focus was on options for Alberta’s autonomy, what was most striking were the off-session comments of the 700 attendees. Albertans are running out of patience after five bad economic years. Many told me about hardships: a friend recently […]