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 […]

Source: Calgary Herald

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. […]

Source: CBC

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 […]

Source: CBC

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 […]

Source: Financial Post

The School of Public Policy has entered into a partnership with the Government of Alberta to offer paid internships to students enrolled in its Master of Public Policy program. The School anticipates placing five interns through this program in Spring of 2020, and ten interns each in Spring of 2021 and 2022. The University of […]