Sixth annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium focuses on city building in challenging times
The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) held its SIXTH annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium in person at York’s Second Student Center on March 22, 2023. This year’s theme, “City Building in Challenging Times: Looking Back, Thinking Forward,” showcased inspiring panels ranging from housing policy, and workforce equity, to Ontario’s strong mayors legislation.
MPPAL student places second in the CAPPA/IPAC National Student Award competition
The School of Public Policy and Administration congratulates Melodie De Marinis on receiving one of five 2023 CAPPA/IPAC National Student Award winners for her MPPAL Topics paper “Perspectives of Working Mothers in the Ontario Public Service on Hybrid Work Arrangements”. Melodie’s exploratory qualitative study was to gain insight into how hybrid work has impacted working mothers in the Ontario Public Service.
Alumni in the News
Completing a degree while working full-time is no small feat. Asare Kester-Akrofi (MPPAL ’20 ) graduated from York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program during a global pandemic while working full-time in public service and volunteering with the United Way.
York University Alumni Association announces Alumni Network of the Year
The York University Alumni Association has recognized the York University School of Public Policy and Administration Alumni Network (YUSPPAAN) as the inaugural Alumni Network of the Year.
Repetition and rhyming is infused in her new book, Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada. The illustrated children’s book tells the under-told stories of over 40 Black pioneers who have been left out of Canadian history.
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