Public Policy & Administration

Financial Literacy money-jars for save, invest, donate, spend | photo | 2017-09-13

York profs educate students on financial literacy, student debt

  Four York University professors are educating students about managing student debt, financial capability and financial well-being. The professors hosted a Community Conversation in advance of the new school year to raise awareness around basic financial literacy and student debt solutions. Under the auspices of the Black Creek Financial Action Network, economics Professor Brenda Spotton […]

YCAR Essay Prize Award Recipients | photo-illustration | 20217-08-10

Winners of inaugural YCAR undergraduate essay awards announced

  Two York University undergraduate students, Fareeha Alavi and Srijoni Rahman, have been named the winners of an inaugural essay competition hosted by York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). YCAR launched the Undergraduate Asia and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards for students enrolled in any undergraduate program at York University. The inaugural recipients, Alavi (Anthropology and […]

Accounting Student Alamgir Khandwala wins Murray Ross Prize 2017-06-22 | photo

Accounting student wins prestigious 2017 Murray G. Ross Award

  Administrative Studies student Alamgir Khandwala is the recipient of the Murray G. Ross Award, one of York University’s greatest honours for a graduating student. Khandwala, who received the award at spring convocation, has graduated from the program’s accounting stream. He is being honoured for academic excellence and his significant contributions to life on campus. […]

MPPAL Students write articles published in Canadian Government Executive magazine 2017-06-07 | graphic

Work by York MPPAL students featured in Canadian Government Executive magazine

  During the Fall 2016 term, a cohort of part-time Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) students at York University were asked to anticipate and prioritize the needs of next-generation leadership in the public service. To respond to the request, the students wrote original articles as part of a first-year course in the […]

Rob Tiffen Award Munich Basra PPA 2017-05-01 photo illustration

Fifth annual Robert Tiffin Leadership Awards recognizes students

  The names of two more students from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) will be added to the awards display wall in the Vari Hall Rotunda in celebration of the fifth annual Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award. From multiple Faculties at York, the ten York University students receiving the award were honoured […]

Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca at SPPA 10th anniversary at ROM photo

School marks 10-year milestone and celebrates 150 years of public service in Ontario

  York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LAPS), held a reception on March 28 at the Royal Ontario Museum to celebrate 150 years of public service in Ontario as well its own milestone. This year, SPPA marks 10 years since the establishment of […]

Civic Spark Competition Winners photo

York undergrads take second place in CivicSpark competition

  A team of four York University students earned a second-place finish at the second annual CivicSpark Undergraduate Public Policy Competition. CivicSpark is a University of Toronto organization dedicated to empowering a new generation of city builders by providing a non-partisan platform for students to develop creative solutions to real problems in the Greater Toronto Hamilton […]