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The School of Public Policy and Administration offers a Bachelor of Public Administration, a Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law, and certificate and diploma programs. All of our programs are characterized by an emphasis on social justice, public ethics and good governance.

Public debate over ethical issues in public administration has made all levels of government and the not-for-profit sector increasingly aware of the importance of education and professional development in this area. Appealing to those already working in the field and younger students alike, the School of Public Policy and Administration equips students with the skills and expertise required to accelerate or begin a successful career in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Staffed by faculty with strong research records and many years combined experience in active public service, the School provides a sense of community for students who share a fascination with questions of governance, administration, public ethics and the law.

June 2015 Convocation
Congratulations to our class of 2015 graduates!


Public Administration

  • Gishelle Albert
  • Awais Altaf
  • Koosha Assadzadeh-Totonchi
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Kevin Benjamin Baksh
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Sylwia Baranowska
  • Erlisa Caku
    • French Studies (Minor)
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Daria Dusha
  • Michael John Pogorzelski
  • T M Ershadur Rahman
  • Harpreet Kaur Rai
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Nigel Rose
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Anna Smirnova
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll
  • Giuseppe Tiano


Public Administration

  • Matthew Rosario D'Amore
  • Landry Jatsa

Public Administration (Minor)

  • Genevieve Andrea Ford


Public Policy and Administration

  • Rajbir Sohal
    • Member of the Dean's Honour Roll


Public Policy and Management

  • Victoria Crump
  • Francesca Chika Okwute
  • Uwadinisu Onyenokwe

Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law

  • Anisa Amina Ahmed
  • Michael James Wigginton
  • Nisha Sallan
  • Siraat Mustafa

Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

  • Bryan Gook Park
  • Dimitar Dimeski
  • Sidra Hafiz Satti
  • Stephen Firang
  • News
  • Awards
  • SPPA Advisory Board
  • Faculty Only
  • 2015 SPPA Undergraduate Student Award: Kevin Baksh +/-
  • 2015 SPPA Graduate Student Award: Sadaf Syed +/-
  • 2015 President's University-Wide Teaching Award goes to Professor Peter Constantinou +/-
  • 2014-2015 LAPS Alumni Award For Outstanding Contribution to Student Experience +/-
  • Blueprint 2020 National Student Paper Competition on the Future of the Public Service Grand Prize Winners! +/-
  • SPPA Annual Alumni and Student Recognition Awards Winners
  • Barbara Hall (former Mayor of Toronto and Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission)
  • Justice James O'Reilly (Federal Court Judge)
  • Ken Sandhu (Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Board of Canada and former President of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association)
  • Lorna Marsden (past York University President and Vice-Chancellor, Former President, Wilfrid Laurier University and Former Senator)
  • Olivia Chow (former Member of Parliament, Toronto City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate)
  • Zanana Akande (former Legislative Assembly of Ontario member, and Cabinet Minister)
  • James Simeon (Associate Professor, Director of School of Public Policy and Administration)
  • Susan Dimock (Professor, Graduate Program Director of School of Public Policy and Administration)
  • Alena Kimakova (Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director of School Public Policy and Administration)

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