School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies


School of Policy Studies

Innovative. Leading Edge. Real World Experience.

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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Duncan G. Sinclar Lecture in Health Policy

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Balancing vaccine hope with pandemic reality

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia 

 

Policy Talks Lecture Series

FRI, FEB 26 - 12:00 PM ET
The end of oil? Energy policy with a view to NetZero
Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University 

FRI, MAR 19 - 12:00 PM ET
Critical Events and Ethnocultural Minorities’ Sense of Belonging: Exploring the Impact of the Charter of Quebec Values and Bill 21
Luc Turgeon, Associate Professor, Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
Antoine Bilodeau, Professor, Political Science, Concordia University

FRI, MAR 26 - 12:00 PM ET
Do we still need the Canada Health Act?
Jane Philpott, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University 

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Contagion Cultures Lecture Series

TUE, MAR 2 - 4:00 PM ET
Flushed Intelligence- Detecting outbreaks using wastewater-based epidemiology
Stephen Brown, Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Queen's University
Sarah Jane Payne, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University 
Geoffrey Hall, Beaty Water Research Centre

TUE, MAR 9 - 4:00 PM ET
Anti-colonial readings of pandemics in South Asia: A historical perspective

Kasim Tirmizey, FRQSC Post-Doctoral Fellow 2020-2022, Department of Global Development Studies, Queen's University

TUE, MAR 16 - 4:00 PM ET
The science, policy and technology of the vaccine roll-out

Kumanan Wilson, The Ottawa Hospital, Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, CEO CANImmunize Inc. 
Jane Philpott, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University 

TUE, MAR 30 - 4:00 PM ET
Dying for Health Care

Karen Lawford, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Queen's University

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COVID-19 Working Groups

Planning for post-pandemic recovery

The Queen’s School of Policy Studies is laying out strategies for building a better society in the wake of COVID-19 in a series of white papers.

“The COVID-19 Working Groups in the School of Policy Studies have given Queen’s the chance to contribute to the national dialogue on a range of pressing topics. We want to use our expertise to help Canada emerge from the pandemic with a plan for building a strong and sustainable future,” says Warren Mabee, Associate Dean and Director, SPS.

Read the full article in the
Queen's Gazette.

 

Spotlight

Careless Behaviour:
The pandemic has exposed a crisis in Canada’s care homes

Careless behaviour The pandemic has exposed a crisis in Canada’s care homes

Too many old people are crammed into substandard institutions.

In its treatment of old people Canada is an “international outlier”, says a recent report by Queen’s University’s School of Policy Studies. Canada spends less than most rich countries on long-term care: 1.3% of gdp (including the cost of compulsory insurance) compared with 1.7% on average by members of the oecd. That money is skewed towards institutions such as Tendercare Living rather than towards helping people remain in their own houses.

Read the full article in
The Economist

 

 

Watch Now

Our follow-up panel to last year's first COVID-19 panel sheds new light on what we've learned one year in. 

"COVID-19 One Year In: Policies and Results"


Don Drummond speaks with Sen. Pamela Wallin in the series "Rebuilding the Canadian Economy in the post-Covid Era" from Government Analytics.