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Queen's University

School of Policy Studies

Kathy Brock elected CAPPA President

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The Queen's School of Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Prof. Kathy L. Brock was elected President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Adminstration (CAPPA) at its annual general meeting held at Queen's University on 21-22 May 2014.

CAPPA is the leading national organization of academics engaged in research and teaching on all facets of government; its purpose is to promote the development of programs, education and instruction and research in public administration. CAPPA’s activities include:

  • Liaising with governments at all levels with the goal of helping governments serve Canadians better;
  • Offering an accreditation service to schools of public administration to ensure that their programs meet international standards;

  • Promoting research and scholarly activities on public administration and policy;

  • Disseminating the results of research;

  • Functioning as a network for the communication of best practices in government;

  • Sharing Canadian research and principles of good governance with international colleagues and government.

The conference theme this year was Ethics, Corruption and Good Governance Practices in Public Management, featuring a strong roster of over 50 papers and a workshop and panel devoted to innovative teaching styles in public administration. The audience included leading academics and senior public servants from across Canada. Professor Brock served as conference chair.

Professor Brock has been with QSPS since 1999. Her research focuses on Canadian government and politics, federalism and the constitution, Aboriginal government, and the voluntary and non-­‐profit sector. Recent work includes an analysis of the impact of the Supreme Court decisions on the federal government and the question of assisted suicide in Canada. She assumes the role of national president of CAPPA after a term as national Chair of Research and Professional Practices at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

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Kim Richard Nossal
Director, Queen's School of Policy Studies 



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