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The School of Policy Studies at Queen's is committed to positively shaping public policy through education of the leaders of the future.  Interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities provide our students with the perspective, connections and inspiration to discover solutions to complex social issues.  We immerse our students in current public policy discourse through a network of faculty, alumni, researchers and community partners, providing active opportunities to impact public good.  

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Graduate and Professional Schools Fairs 2022

Graduate & Professional School Fairs provide an opportunity to explore different educational opportunities beyond the undergraduate level.

We're are joining the Faculty of Arts and Science & School of Graduate Studies Event 

When:  Thursday November 10 | 11:30am |  Mitchell Hall, Event Commons - where interested students can stop by and get information some of the Masters level programs from the following departments, schools and faculties within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's. Here is a sample of Grad Programs you'll see there:

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Troubles in Canada’s Health Workforce: What the Data are Saying

November 10, 2022 - Media reports abound with accounts of severe shortages of healthcare workers leading to cries of crisis, even collapse of the system, as Canadians suffer through long wait times for almost every facet of care, closed emergency departments and delayed surgeries.

We attempted to better understand the nature and causes of the shortages in our new C.D. Howe Institute Commentary using publicly available data, most from the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada. In analyzing the data, we followed the many leads from media reports and suggestions from stakeholders in the health sector. Here we report on the findings regarding several observations and suggestions we encountered.

Read the full C.D. Howe Institute Report by Don Drummond and Duncan Sinclair here

Read the full article from C.D. Howe Institute

Troubles in Canada’s Health Workforce: The Why, the Where, and the Way Out of Shortages

November 2, 2022 – Canada faces future health worker shortages of family physicians, psychiatrists, Personal Support Workers (PSWs), and nurses, according to a report by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Troubles in Canada’s Health Workforce: The Why, the Where, and the Way Out of Shortages” authors Don Drummond, Duncan Sinclair and Jillian Gratton find that PSWs and family physician shortages will persist while vacancies and retention of nurses in high-stress positions will worsen.

Read the full C.D. Howe Institute Report Here

Read the full article from C.D. Howe Institute

Through the Eyes of the North: Our Collective Responsibility

On April 12, Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, served as the guest speaker for the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series. Her Excellency, who has international recognition for her work on Arctic and Indigenous issues, spoke about our collective responsibility as a country to the North, climate change, and reconciliation.

Watch the video on YouTube

Read the full article in the Queen's Gazette

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