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Call for Submissions:

Principal’s Commission on the Future of Public Policy at Queen’s University

Queen’s University has been and aims to be an important contributor to public policy as a counsellor to government and others, and a provider of public servant.

Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf has struck a commission to consult widely on how the university can anticipate and respond to the evolving public policy landscape through teaching, research, and outreach. These consultations will form the basis of recommendations to Principal Woolf for revitalizing the university’s contributions to public policy and advice to government. The commission is chaired by Michael Horgan, Queen’s alumnus and retired senior federal public servant.

Consultation is a central part of the commission’s mandate. Therefore, the commission invites interested parties to submit their views that might inform its discussions. The commission is particularly interested in the following questions:

  1. What do you see as the two or three most important factors influencing the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policy in the next three to five years?

  2. How can the knowledge and expertise of Queen’s scholars and students contribute to the discussion and development of public policies?

  3. What types of education and professional development training do you think people with public policy responsibilities need in the future?

  4. What are the future skills and competencies needed to thrive in the public policy domain?

Submissions can be sent to future.publicpolicy@queensu.ca no later than Aug. 21, 2017.

Further information is available on the Principal’s Commission on the Future of Public Policy webpage.