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Careers in Government and Beyond

The School of Public Policy & Administration hosts at least one career panel annually featuring our alumni and other special guests, including our Federal Executive Public Servant in Residence.

Students have the opportunity to ask questions about careers at different levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal) and beyond, learn about relevant application and selection processes, and get tips on how to develop a competitive edge. Our alumni provide frank advice and shed light on the incredible diversity of work in the public sector along with the implications of this work for society more broadly. Whether one is seeking entry into the public sector or looking to advance their careers further, this event is a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with recruitment trends in the sector.

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Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni and Executive in Residence

October 29, 2020

  • Khadeja Elsibai | BPA Class of ‘20, MPPAL Candidate
    Bankruptcy Analyst, Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
  • Andrew Farah | MPPAL Class of ‘17
    Senior Policy and Program Advisor, Ministry of Children Community and Social Services
  • Jennifer Lai | MPPAL Class of ‘20
    Research and Policy Analyst, Regional Municipality of York
  • Orelie Di Mavindi | MPPAL Class of ‘19
    Assessment Officer, Courts Administration Service
  • Tasha Oommen | MPPAL Class of ‘19
    Program Coordinator, Ontario Public Service
  • Rory O’Connor | Executive in Residence
    Associate Regional Director General, Indigenous Services Canada, Atlantic Region

Past Events

October 24, 2019

Lisa (BA SP H in PPA, Class of 1991) is a General Manager, Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch, Community and Health Services. Deqa (MPPAL Class of 2017) is a Policy Advisor with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Gidon (BA SP H in PPA, Class of 2011) is Manager of Pharmaceutical Strategy with the Ontario Public Service. Ajay (MPPAL Class of 2016, BPA Class of 2014) is a Management Associate with Toronto-Dominion Bank

Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni October 24 2019 (PDF)

October 25, 2018

Neil (MPPAL class of 2013) is a Senior Business Expertise Manager for Service Canada (Ontario Region). Ashley (MPPAL class of 2017) is a Project Manager with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Service. Tiago (BPA class of 2014) is Payroll Transformation Project Lead with the City of Toronto. Munisha (BPA Class of 2017) was an intern with Ontario Legislative Internship Program.

Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni October 25 2018 (PDF)

November 9, 2017

Anthea is Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Fred is a Certified Management Consultant and Project Management Professional. Valentyna (BPA Specialized Honours, Policy Analysis stream class of 2011 and MPPAL class of 2013) is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Accessibility Unit, Strategies and Partnerships Branch at the Regional Municipality of York. Preeya (MPPAL class of 2014) is a Senior Analyst with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Laksh Vig (BPA Specialized Honours, Management stream class of 2012) is a Government Relations Assistant with the Office of the President at YorkU.

Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni Nov 9 2017 (PDF)

May 11, 2017

Melissa (BPA class of 2016) is an Administrative Coordinator in the Assistant Deputy Minister's Office with the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Marco (BA in Public Policy and Management class of 2009, MPPAL class of 2015) is an Intergovernmental Relations Officer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Shanon (BA in Public Policy and Administration class of 2000, UofT MPA class of 2001) is a Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention with the Region of Peel.

Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni May 11 2017 (PDF)

April 12, 2017

Joshua (BA in Public Administration and Justice Studies class of 2000 and JD) is a Contracts Manager with the Walsh Group. Tanya (BPA class of 2013, MPPAL class of 2015) is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Fausto (BA in Public Policy and Administration class of 1984) is a Manager, Infrastructure with the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation.

Careers in Government: Meet our Alumni April 12 2017 (PDF)