School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

2017/2018 Policy Talks


Differences and Divisions in the University Commons
Jun. 5, 2018
Peter MacKinnonfmr President, University of Saskatchewan; past Chair, Canadian Association of Universities and Colleges


Universities' Paths toward Reconciliation: 13 Principles, 5 Approaches and 6 Institutional Challenges
Mar. 29, 2018
Tim McTiernanVisiting Scholar, School of Policy Studies, fmr. President of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology 


Building a Public Institution: The Experience of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
Mar. 28, 2018
Kevin PageCEO, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa; fmr Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada 


Policy: The Journey from Idea to Implementation
Mar. 23, 2018
Shelly Jamiesonfmr. Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


Policy Making and the Law: Confessions of a Government Lawyer
Mar. 8, 2018
George ThomsonDistinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University; fmr Senior Director International, National Judicial Institute


Protest, Advocacy, Public Interest: Widening the avenues to influence public policy
Mar. 1, 2018
Marlene Brant CastellanoProfessor Emerita and former Chair of Indigenous Studies, Trent University 


Politics in an Age of Disruption: The Prospects for Populist Backlash in Canada
Feb. 15, 2018
Keith BantingProfessor Emeritus and Stauffer Dunning Fellow, Queen's University


Medically Assisted Dying in the Canadian Federation: For Good but for Ill?
Feb. 9, 2018
Kathy BrockProfessor, School of Policy Studies, cross-appointed with the Department of Political Studies, Queen's University


Social Cohesion Reflections : Is the glue that binds us changing?
Feb. 1, 2018
Marian Campbell JarvisAssistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Social Development Policy, Privy Council Office


Transforming the Ontario Public Service for the Future
Jan. 12, 2018
Steve OrsiniSecretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service, Clerk of the Executive Council


The liberal rules-based order: alive and well or close to death?
Dec. 1, 2017
Hugh SegalHead of Massey College, Senior Fellow, University of Toronto


The federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development – 10 things you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Nov. 23, 2017
Julie GelfandCommissioner, Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General, Canada


Global Education for Canadians: Equipping Young Canadians to Succeed at Home and Abroad
Nov. 16, 2017
Margaret BiggsMatthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen’s University; Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)


Health Policy Challenges: A panel discussion
Nov. 9, 2017
Dr. David Walker, Dr. Duncan Sinclair, Dr. Chris Simpson, Dr. Kieran Moore, Queen's University


Complex or complicated: project development and social licence
Nov. 3, 2017
Bob WattsAdjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Is this cultural revolution for real?
Oct. 19, 2017
Victor RabinovitchAdjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Automation and the changing nature of skills needed in the workplace
Oct. 5, 2017
Catherine Chandler-CrichlowPresident & Chief Human Capital Officer, 3C Workforce Solutions


The dilemma of aging and a scaleable solution
Sept. 28, 2017
Helen CooperDistinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies


Public Safety and National Security
Sept. 21, 2017
Malcolm BrownDeputy Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada


A Case Study of Bad Public Policy: Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration
Sept. 14, 2017
Naomi AlboimAdjunct Professor and Fellow, School of Policy Studies