Graduate Program Team

The staff of the MPP program are here to help you succeed in your graduate program and find a policy-focused job.

Please send MPP Admissions inquiries to


Professor and Director of Graduate Programs


Dr. Lisa Young

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
As the Director of Graduate Programs at the School of Public Policy, Dr. Lisa Young provides academic direction to the Master of Public Policy program, overseeing course design, curriculum and student capstone preparation.

Senior Advisor, MPP


Hamreet Sekhon

Senior Advisor, MPP
As the Senior Advisor, Hamreet Sekhon is the liaison between Master of Public Policy students and employers to facilitate internship and job placements. Hamreet also provides design and management of the MPP career programs, including career advising and workshops, and MPP Alumni engagement.

Graduate Program Advisor


Lino John (Maternity Leave)

Graduate Program Advisor
As the Graduate Program Advisor for the Master of Public Policy program, Lino John is the first point of contact for students and faculty interested in the program. Lino manages MPP administration and oversight from admissions to graduation and is the best person to talk to about Faculty of Graduate Studies procedures and MPP program details, and provides academic advising to students with concerns.


The Master of Public Policy Program at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary is located at the downtown campus.

The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 8th Avenue SW, 5th Floor
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9