Upcoming JSGS Events

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to promote the following events:

JSGS Public Lecture Successes and Challenges: Aboriginal and Northern Engagement in Environmental Remediation Projects Featuring: Dr. Joe Muldoon, Saskatchewan Research Council Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie, Prince Albert Grand Council Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm For complete event details, please click here.

JSGS Public Workshop How Government Works ~ The Dynamics of Public Policy Development Featuring: Ken Acton, Executive-in-Residence, JSGS Jennifer Ehrmantraut, Director, Executive Education, JSGS Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm For complete event details, please click here.

JSGS Public Lecture Health Care Zombies: Evidence and Values in Canadian Health Care Policy Featuring: Dr. Danielle Martin, Author, Family Doctor and Vice-President, Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm For complete event details, please click here.

JSGS Public Workshop The Relationship Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People Featuring: Ron Crowe, Executive-in-Residence, JSGS Cassandra Wajuntah, Associate Director, Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm For complete event details, please click here.


 JSGS Policy Brief

Post-Secondary Education in Canada: A Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina and Peter Stoicheff, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan December 2016

On June 2 2015, Justice Murray Sinclair released the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action. It was a landmark moment in truth telling and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our country, and one at which many Canadians joined those who had already been mobilized around supporting Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Many universities responded to the Calls to Action by making public statements and looking inward at their institutions. This introspection was necessary and needs to continue. But most importantly, there needs to be action taken on multiple fronts in universities across Canada.

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Featured JSGS Alumni

Brandon Grant is undaunted by distance, and when asked where he’s from, he’ll say “a little bit of everywhere”. By working with government, he has seen the true benefits of working in public service. Read Brandon’s story here.

Camilla Colpitts has been doing a lot of reading her new new position as Assistant Deputy Minister Policy for Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture, just like her Johnson Shoyama days. Read Camilla’s story here.


Become a JSGS Student

Applications for Fall 2017 admission will be accepted up until February 1, 2017. Information about the application process can be found on our website at www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca, or call for further details on the application process: Regina – John.Bird@uregina.ca / 306-585-5469 Saskatoon – Amy.Hassett@usask.ca / 306-966-1675 JSGS will be hosting an information session coming up on Wednesday, January 18 at First Nations University of Canada in the main Atrium. Join us between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for pizza and discussion! Watch the events calendar for other upcoming information sessions. Click for details.


JSGS in the News

Ryan Meili to seek NDP nomination for Saskatoon Meewasin byelectin. Daniel Béland, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, December 15, 2016.

Editorial: Trudeau still faces huge challenges if he wants to help indigenous Canadians. Ken Coates, Ottawa Citizen, December 9, 2016.

Canada’s pro-pipeline First Nations. Ken Coates, BBC News, December 7, 2016.

Viewpoint: Wall right to consider move to a presumed consent law. Daniel Béland and Justin Longo, Saskatoon StarPheonix, December 8, 2016.

Public lecture discusses poverty reduction strategies in Saskatchewan. Cheryl Camillo, CKRM, December 6, 2016.

Saskatchewan’s flawed liquor privatization process favours major chains. Brett Fairbairin, Murray Fulton, Dionnne Pohler. Regina Leader-Post. December 7, 2016.