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Research Excellence

York University is a leading research innovator in Canada. Working across disciplines and with global partners, we develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada.

Current Research Projects

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"The effects of COVID-19 on inequality in Canada and abroad"

MITACs Accelerate Program

Brenda Spotton Visano

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"Blackness in Canada"


Lorne Foster

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"Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime"

SSHRC partnership grant

Dagmar Soennecken

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research within the Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration and Law is determined by the proposed projects presented by successful aspirants. Our students complete a thesis and/or dissertation, which then becomes published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and sits as a public document within our institutional repository - YorkSpace.

Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration and Law Electronic Theses

Awards & Recognition

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Prof Steadman's successful CIHR grant bid

Professor Ian Stedman and a team of researchers at the UofT and SickKids Hospital were recently awarded a 4-year CIHR Project Grant for $634,952.00. The Project will determine the context under which research using children’s data is acceptable to the public, and how people’s opinions vary according to their identity.

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Jocelyn McCauley, MPPAL Emerging Leader Award

Lobbyist Registrar to the Town of Collingwood and Senior Advisor to the Chief Safety Officer of Metrolinx.

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John Riches, The Foster – Greene Award for Excellence in Public Policy, Administration and Law MPPAL Alumni Award

John Riches is a Deputy Chief with the Region of Durham Paramedic Services which is a division of the Durham Region Health Department.

Learn More

The Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration and Law at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Administrator to learn more.