At a ceremony held at Government House in Regina on September 17, the Saskatchewan Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) presented awards the following students from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy:
- Nichole Benke, Recipient of the IPAC Award for highest mark in GSPP 801
- David Cundell, Recipient of the IPAC Promising Young Professional Award
- Jay Kirkland, Recipient of the Inaugural Doug Stevens Scholarship
MPA student Michael Fotheringham also received both the IPAC Thought Leadership Award, a national award recognizing the intellectual and community contributions made by a student in public administration and policy in each province, and the IPAC-Saskatchewan Outstanding Student Award.
IPAC promotes and celebrates good practices and innovations in the public sector and includes members from the provincial, municipal, federal and regional governments; students and professors of administration; and private sector partners of government.
Photo (left to right): Neil Robertson, IPAC President; Doug Moen, Deputy Minister to the Premier of Saskatchewan, and winner of the Lt Governors medal for 2010; David Cundell JSGS Student and award recipient; Lt Governor Gordon Barnhart; Nichole Benke, JSGS student and award recipient; and Jay Kirkland, award recipient.