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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Queen's Gazette

The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

A path forward for reconciliation

Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General has added her voice to the illustrious line of national figures who have given lectures in the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the Queen’s School of Policy Studies (SPS). The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (Puglaas), who is also Canada’s first elected female Independent Member of Parliament, spoke to the Queen’s community and attendees from across the country in a virtual event on May 19.

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Spotlight

Bob Watts receives honorary degree from McMaster University

Bob Watts to receive honorary degree from McMaster University  

Bob Watts is a distinguished public servant and highly regarded for his work and public service as former interim executive director of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and as a member of the team that negotiated the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history. A lead negotiator and facilitator, Watts was lead strategist for several constitutional agreements including the Charlottetown and Kelowna Accords. An expert in Indigenous policy, negotiations, training and conflict resolution, he has also held teaching positions at Brock University and Ryerson University and fellowships at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and Harvard Law School.

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