2011 STUDENT CASE COMPETITION, JANUARY 8
With the generous support of our event sponsor SaskTel, the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School was pleased to host the 2nd Annual Public Policy Case Study Competition on January 8.
The keynote reception preceding the competition featured Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente. Ms Wente provided a thought-provoking reflection on the challenges this generation of students will face in the 21st century. While the overall tone of the talk was sobering, her call for innovation in the public sector was heard and appreciated by all.
This year's case competition, which involved student teams from both the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan campuses, featured the analysis of a case study on H1N1 authored by the school's own students. Teams presented their findings and recommendations to a panel of judges who expertly played the role of cabinet ministers. An audience of faculty and students held their collective breath.
We would like to extend our appreciation to our panel of distinguished judges, who took time out of their busy schedules to help make this event a meaningful experience for all who attended:
- Mr. Andrew Graham, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
- Ms. Louise Greenberg, Associate Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services
- Mr. Neil Robertson, Q.C., President, IPAC Saskatchewan
- Ms. Sharon Lee Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Region, Western Economic Diversification
- Mr. Dan Perrins, Executive-in-Residence, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School
The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy would like to congratulate the following students who were awarded first place in the case competition:
- Andrew Coffin, University or Saskatchewan campus
- Stephanie Grant, University of Saskatchewan campus
- Golam Munir, University of Saskatchewan campus
- Juliet Nmezi, University of Regina campus
- Michael Oram, University of Regina campus