Known as a provincial school for advanced education, research, outreach and training in policy and administration, the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School serves as a source of respected policy advice (research contracts with government) and commentary (faculty serve as experts for media). Here are a few brief facts about the school:

  • We offer students opportunity to engage with faculty from diverse academic backgrounds (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, geography, law and education)
  • We offer a full spectrum of public policy and administration education - from policy concepts and theory to hands-on practical application through its internship program.
  • We offer a range of programs including the Master of International Trade (MIT), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), PhD in Public Policy (PhD), and various Master's Certificates.  
  • We employ three Canada Research Chairs (Daniel Beland, Ken Coates and Greg Marchildon) and one Centennial Research Chair (Jeremy Rayner).
  • We have 17 core faculty with more than 100 years applied public policy, administration and governance experience in industry, government departments, NGOs and advisory committees. Our faculty members have conducted research worldwide in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Belgium, Australia, China, Brazil, Italy, Netherlands, Chile and Uruguay.
  • We have more than 40 associates, adjuncts, post-doctoral fellows, professional affiliates and policy fellows from across Canada and around the world.
  • We employ 14 staff members supporting the school’s academic, outreach and training activities.
  • In 2010-11, we had 17 students involved in internships with municipal, provincial and federal governments.
  • We have a growing Executive Education program (Deputy Minister Briefings, a Director Education and Certification Program, Executive Development Series, Middle Manager Series and Policy Workshops). In the 2010-11 academic year there were more than 1,400 registrations in these programs.
  • We offer extensive opportunities for students to engage with the policy community and the public - 27 public events held throughout 2010-11 with more than 1,500 people registered.
  • The school publishes The Western Policy Analyst, an online quarterly and bi-weekly publication, covering the four Western Canadian provinces.