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The Inaugural MPPAL 2024 Team enters Ontario-wide UofT Policython Competition

York U MPPAL's 2024 Team: Aymen Afzal, Tyson Dimayuga, and Aamina Masood felt privileged to represent the school for the first time in UofT’s Policython 2024 competition, a dynamic four-day in-person policy hackathon! We were tasked with addressing a prominent policy issue within the public health stream: the primary care crisis and the shortage of family doctors in Ontario.

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Melodie De Marinis against a muted background of trees on campus

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.

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Alumni in the News

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Asare Kester-Akrofi

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.

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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.

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Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore

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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