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What does it mean to be vulnerable? Professor Dagmar Soennecken is part of a global team of researchers examining the meaning of vulnerability in the context of migrants who need special assistance and protection

What does it mean to be vulnerable? Professor Dagmar Soennecken is part of a global team of researchers examining the meaning of vulnerability in the context of migrants who need special assistance and protection

Professor Soennecken and Canadian collaborators in the VULNER Project at the University of Ottawa, McGill and Waterloo, have recently released their first research report, “Vulnerability in the Canadian Protection Regime” (along with a shorter brief) that examines the policy frameworks related to this topic. The VULNER project was launched in 2020 with a 3.4-million Euro grant from the […]

Professor Ian Stedman and a team of researchers at the University of Toronto and SickKids Hospital awarded a 4-year CIHR Project Grant for Equitable Child Health.

Professor Ian Stedman and a team of researchers at the University of Toronto and SickKids Hospital awarded a 4-year CIHR Project Grant for Equitable Child Health.

SPPA Professor Ian Stedman and a team of researchers at the University of Toronto and SickKids Hospital were recently awarded a 4-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant for $634,952.00. The Project Equitable Child Health: Enabling broad ethical inquiry in pediatric care by understanding the parameters of social license for reuse of clinical […]

5th Annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium to be delivered on March 23, 2022 in hybrid format with a focus on Municipalities, good governance and sustainability: Bringing progressive strategies to life

5th Annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium to be delivered on March 23, 2022 in hybrid format with a focus on Municipalities, good governance and sustainability: Bringing progressive strategies to life

We are pleased to announce that our 5th annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium titled, “Municipalities, good governance and sustainability: Bringing progressive strategies to life”, will proceed as a hybrid in-person and virtual event (at Vantage Venues, 150 King St W, Toronto, ON and on Zoom) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 […]

SPPA virtual breakfast event features guest speaker Brian Fior

SPPA virtual breakfast event features guest speaker Brian Fior

Ontario’s chief talent officer and associate deputy minister, Office of the Public Service Commission Treasury Board Secretariat, Brian Fior, was the guest speaker at the annual Ontario Public Service (OPS) Breakfast presented by York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA) on Oct. 6. More than 100 participants attended, eager to learn about OPS human […]

SPPA Municipal Symposium highlights practices for achieving community benefits

SPPA Municipal Symposium highlights practices for achieving community benefits

In early March, York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) held its third annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium at York University's Keele Campus. The 2020 symposium was co-hosted by United Way of Greater Toronto (UWGT) and focused on the theme “Advancing Communities […]

SPPA awards dinner recognizes service excellence, visionary leadership

SPPA awards dinner recognizes service excellence, visionary leadership

Recognizing service excellence and visionary leadership, the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) held its annual Student, Alumni and Community Recognition Awards dinner on Nov. 21, 2019. This year, alumnus Jim Cassimatis, interim associate deputy minister of ServiceOntario, delivered the keynote address. Cassimatis reflected on his public service career, offering a candid account of […]