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The School of Policy Studies at Queen's is committed to positively shaping public policy through education 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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Recent News and Events

CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memo - May 6, 2022 

"Calling the Shots on Health Workforce Planning" [PDF 153 KB]
Duncan Sinclair and Don Drummond



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

Remembering Andrew (Andy) Graham

It is with sadness that we announce that Prof. Andrew Graham has passed away.

Prof. Graham, or ‘Andy’ as he was known to generations of MPA and PMPA students, was one of the School of Policy Studies most well-known faculty members.  He joined the School after a long and distinguished career in Canada’s federal government; he was the Warden of Kingston Penitentiary before rising to the level of Assistant Deputy Minister, a rank he held for 14 years.  His roles focused on corporate management, a skillset that he was determined to impart on his students.  He joined the School of Policy Studies but maintained an active and high profile role in his field, often teaching in professional development workshops for groups like the Canadian Association of Police Boards.  He served as the President of the Professional Association of Public Executives (APEX) and as a member of the editorial board for the Canadian Public Administration Journal.

Read more about Andy on his Faculty page.

Recent Lectures

Drs. Gerald Evans, Kieran Moore, Samantha Buttemer & David Walker

COVID-19 and Public Policy 3.0