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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 […]

Learning from Leaders podcast goes live

Learning from Leaders podcast goes live

YUSPPAAN's Learning from Leaders podcast is now live. Check out the link below for our first episode featuring Dr. Peter P. Constantinou on the Ontario Legislature Internship Program. We thank Romina Chencheva, MA, MPPAL, Georgette Morris and Dr. Peter P. Constantinou for delivering such an interesting and insightful interview in our first episode.

PPA undergraduate students collaborate with students in Korea to study social policy

PPA undergraduate students collaborate with students in Korea to study social policy

School of Public Policy and Administration Professor Thomas Klassen from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) worked with Professor Sophia Lee at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea, to provide undergraduate students in their respective classes with a unique international learning opportunity. Klassen teaches Canada's Social Policy (PPAS 3761) while Lee teaches a course on Social Security in Korea. The […]