School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Meet our Queen's Policy Studies Alumni


SPS has alumni working as policy professionals across Canada and internationally.

Our alumni are making an impact in a diverse range of roles within the government, the broader public sector, the not-for-profit sector, and private organizations. Our powerful and active Alumni Network provides a valuable lifelong network of fellow graduates and public policy professionals.


Upcoming Alumni Events


MPA Alumni Reception - Toronto
Thursday October 26, 2017

Meet the newest MPA Candidates while they're in Toronto for the annual MPA Toronto field trip.  After a day of learning about policy at the municipal and provincial levels it'll be a prime time for them to meet and mingle with our MPA alum.  It's a great way to network as well as catch up with some of your favourite instructors and staff from the School of Policy Studies

Toronto Marriott
Downtown Eaton Centre

525 Bay Street, Toronto

5:00 - 7:00 PM

RSVP now!

MPA Alumni Reception - Kingston
Friday November 3, 2017

Visit Kingston this November and spend an evening or two with fellow MPA alumni.  We're hosting a reception to kick off the annual Policy Forum weekend and invite you to join us!

Old Stones Dining Room
Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

285 King Street, East, Kingston

6:30 - 9:00 PM

RSVP now!


Featured Alumni

MPA Alumna appointed Canada's Ambassador to Egypt
Monday August 21, 2017

Jess DuttonMPA’95 alumnus Jess Dutton was recently appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, leaving his previous posting as Deputy High Commissioner at Canada’s High Commission in India (2015-17).  Jess entered the Government of Canada in 1998 as a Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Culture and Communications) before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as Director of the division responsible for Intergovernmental Relations in 2005. In this capacity, he helped coordinate the international activities of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. In 2006, he was appointed Counsellor for Political, Economic and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and was also accredited to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

In 2009, he was appointed as Director of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he led a bi-national, civil-military organization responsible for the implementation and coordination of reconstruction and development activities throughout the province.  In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Ambassador at Canada’s Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, and in 2011, he was appointed Executive Director of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Programs division, as well as Deputy Head of Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START), based in Ottawa. The START program is responsible for managing the Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF), a $100-million financial resource, used to develop and deliver peace and security initiatives in such areas as conflict prevention, global peace support operations, and security system reform.