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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 […]

Our alumni are the best! 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

Our alumni are the best! 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

We have long known that our alumni are the best, but it is official now! We are pleased to share the great news that the York University Alumni Association has recognizedthe York University School of Public Policy and Administration Alumni Network (YUSPPAAN) as the inaugural Alumni Network of the Year. For more information please read […]

SPPA Welcomes new faculty member in the area of Canadian local governance

SPPA Welcomes new faculty member in the area of Canadian local governance

We are excited to share the news that our faculty ranks have expanded effective July 1, 2021 with the appointment of Dr. Zachary Spicer as Associate Professor at SPPA. Dr. Zachary Spicer has been serving as the Director of Research and Outreach with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He holds a PhD […]

Professor Lorne Foster appointed York Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies and Human Rights

Professor Lorne Foster appointed York Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies and Human Rights

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021 Professor Lorne Foster was appointed York Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies and Human Rights for a five-year term. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Social Research and the Director of the Diversity & Human Rights Certificate, the first academic-industry human […]

Peel police hire York U researcher and SPPA Professor, Lorne Foster, to report on police interactions with racialized community

Peel police hire York U researcher and SPPA Professor, Lorne Foster, to report on police interactions with racialized community

Lorne Foster, SPPA Professor and director of the Institute for Social Research at York University, has been contracted for the next three years to develop the methodology for Peel police to collect race-based data, analyze the information and report on the findings. Read the full article at the Toronto Star.

Maybe artificial intelligence will drastically change health care, but who will benefit? - See Professor Ian Stedman's article in the Hill Times

Maybe artificial intelligence will drastically change health care, but who will benefit? - See Professor Ian Stedman's article in the Hill Times

Maybe artificial intelligence will drastically change health care, but who will benefit?Written By: Professor Ian Stedman Read the full article at The Hill Times.

Equity Disparity | York’s Blackness in Canada project explores systemic racism

Equity Disparity | York’s Blackness in Canada project explores systemic racism

PPA professor Lorne Foster has for years been collecting data about systemic racism and its effect on Black Canadians. Foster argues that Canada often struggles with a potentially misleading perception of itself as non-racist. “The dominant cultural narrative defines Canada as a non-racist or post-racial society,” he says. “Yet disparities continue to exist unabated in […]