USask celebrates expansion of co-operatives programming

In May 2021, when Miranda Flury received a certificate recognizing her as a certified co-operative director, she was one of the first 48 Canadians to ever receive such a designatio...

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Policy school welcomes Danette Starblanket as its newest faculty lecturer

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Danette Starblanket as a faculty lecturer at its University of Regina (U of R)...

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Policy school appoints former deputy minister and current executive-in-residence as interim director of its USask campus

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are pleased to appoint Alastair MacFadden as the interim director of the scho...

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Leading scholar joins USask’s internationally recognized co-operative centre as CRS Chair in Co-operative Governance

For Dr. Dionne Pohler (PhD), the opportunity to take on the role of Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) i...

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National survey: More Non-Indigenous Canadians see themselves as having a role in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

The fourth report from the Confederation of Tomorrow 2021 Survey has found that seven in 10 Canadians believe individuals have a role to play in reconciliation—a proportion that is...

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Saskatchewan’s Policy School receives program accreditation for MHA-HIIM

The Canadian College of Health Information Management (College) has granted accreditation to the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s (JSGS) Master of Health Administ...

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National survey: Westerners support measures to address climate change, but differ on how quickly to act

The survey finds that Canadians in every part of the country—including Saskatchewan and Alberta—lean toward a balanced approach to addressing climate change that involves a gradual...

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JSGS student awarded the Best Social and Population Health Paper at the 2021 USask Life and Health Sciences Research Expo

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) would like to congratulate Stephanie Ortynsky, PhD Candidate at its University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus, who was a...

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JSGS graduate has life-changing experience on first day of class

Ian Worme graduated with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree after a five-year academic journey that began in the most unconventional way—with the birth of his youngest ...

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U of R graduate expands her knowledge and refines her leadership skills at JSGS

Amanda Willcox wanted to continue her education with a program that would equip her with the skills to become a leader for positive change in the public service. She is passionate ...

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U of R graduate, global citizen serving Saskatchewan communities

Amanda Noubarian identifies as a world traveller, shaped by the beauty, experiences, and stories she has witnessed around the globe. Along the way, she has gathered a passion for s...

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MHA program supports key moments in U of R graduate’s career

Winnie Ma was already experienced in clinical pharmacy but looking for concrete ways to build her professional leadership skills when she decided to enroll in the Master of Health ...

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USask graduate, Nathalie Atanasova, found a perfect fit at JSGS

There could not have been a better fit for Nathalie Atanasova, than a master’s program that would set her up for success in the public sector.

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Patience Hanson, USask graduate thrives in JSGS community

Originally from Ghana, Patience Hanson seized every opportunity available to students during her time at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS).

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JSGS USask graduate invests in her future and community

A self-proclaimed city-dweller with rural roots, Abby Wolfe enjoys many aspects of life in Saskatchewan, including bird watching and gardening. Her interest in the Saskatchewan com...

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Behavioural scientist, Dr. Vincent Hopkins, joins policy school as an assistant professor

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vince Hopkins (PhD) as an assistant professor at its University of Saskatc...

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The role of government and division of power: National survey reveals Canadians’ views divided about pandemic management

Released on Monday, the report details how most Canadians continue to be comfortable with the division of powers and the decentralized nature of the federation. While there is wide...

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JSGS names Nancy Gardner as the recipient of the 2021 Mentor Award

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to award Nancy Gardner, director of Strategic Management for the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission, with...

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Masks, vaccines, lockdown and trust: National survey reveals what Canadians think of COVID-19 pandemic response

Researchers from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the University of Regina (U of R) have collaborated with ...

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JSGS researchers examining the latest impacts of digital technologies on public and agricultural sectors

The nature of work is fundamentally changing due to digital technologies. JSGS researchers have received nearly $60,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of ...

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USask researchers help lead $9-million COVID Variant Rapid-Response Network

University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) researchers are joining forces with scientists across the nation to undertake surveillance, sequencing, tracing...

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2021 Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship Recipient Sees Opportunity to Shed Light on a Unique Type of Worker Co-operatives

Congratulations to Celeste Osses, recipient of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives' 2021 Fredeen Scholarship!

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JSGS researchers providing virtual health solutions for the elderly and Indigenous communities receive $200K in support from SHRF

Faculty members in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s (JSGS) University of Regina campus have received $200K from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (S...

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U of R researcher awarded more than $500,000 to develop long-term digital health solution for Indigenous communities

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, northern Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan experienced a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases while the rest of the province showed si...

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USask receives $300K from FCL to renew research chair focused on co-operative governance

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will receive $300,000 over five years from Federated Co-operative...

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A New Governance Framework

Governance is a key factor in determining organizational success and one that is particularly important for co-operatives.

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JSGS Students Place Third at National Public Administration Case Competition

Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) students in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), at the University of Regina and Uni...

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Online Norwegian-Canadian Northern master’s program ahead of the curve

Faced with the global COVID pandemic, many universities have scrambled to put their academic programs online. The master’s program in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern an...

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Lauren Wallingham, JSGS GENI student, receives USask Indigenous Achievement Award

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce that Lauren Wallingham, a member of the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun (Wolf Clan) and a student...

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JSGS faculty awarded funding for project aimed at improving investment and economic development in Saskatoon

Thanks to Research Junction—an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan (USask)—faculty members in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate Schoo...

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JSGS Student Wins Virtual Hackathon

Congratulations to Master of Public Policy student Canute Rosaasen and his partner, Mahesh Rachamalla, on placing first in the University of Saskatchewan’s first virtual hackathon,...

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Berdahl passionate about teaching and reaching students

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD) was ahead of the curve when the global pandemic struck.

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The impact of COVID-19 on post-secondary education

The COVID-19 pandemic demanded a quick response from the Canadian education system.

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JSGS Alumni Selected as Saskatoon Placemaker Program’s First Curator

Jen Budney, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), PhD. in Public Policy graduate, was selected to be the curator of the 2020 public art installation by Saskatoon...

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JSGS students compete virtually in annual internal case competition

Held on Friday, November 6, the JSGS Internal Case Competition brought on a new virtual format that saw students from around the world working together to highlight their knowledge...

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USask researchers lead national project to eliminate cervical cancer in Canada

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will play a lead role in a $1.6-million Urban Public Health Network (UPHN)-led national research project to help eliminate cervical c...

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CCHL awards LEADS certification to Saskatchewan’s Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and signs three-year strategic alliance focused on health leadership

The partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field and provides the policy school with the opportunity to incorporate the LEADS fram...

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Loleen Berdahl receives Master Teacher Award by USask

The Master Teacher Award is the highest form of recognition for faculty members. It was established to recognize faculty members who make outstanding contributions to the learning ...

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New e-book from USask and U of R policy school examines core issues of 2020 provincial election

The Saskatchewan Election: A 2020 Perspective provides a snapshot of the provincial election and the outcomes in a variety of policy areas.

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Policy school welcomes new faculty member this fall

Dr. Jim Farney, a sought-after political scientist from the University of Regina (U of R), will join the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) as an associate pro...

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JSGS expert appointed to international working group focused on identifying governance solutions for a safe and just planet

Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy and professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, has been appointe...

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USask researcher studying COVID-19 impact on Indigenous businesses

SASKATOON – Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), has been awarded $25,000 in federal funding to study the impact of C...

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Policy school welcomes Dr. Kurtis Boyer as its newest faculty lecturer

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the one-year appointment of Dr. Kurtis Boyer to a faculty lecturer position at its University of Saskatc...

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Saskatchewan universities appoint new executive director for provincial policy school

Dr. Loleen Berdahl has been appointed as the new executive director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, effective October 1, 2020

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Saving Lives: Investing in breast cancer screening research

Dr. Cheryl Camillo (PhD) has been awarded a $102,660 SHRF Establishment Grant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the free provincial breast cancer screening program.

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Dr. Ranjan Datta: The road to reconciliation

Dr. Ranjan Datta (PhD) believes everyone has a role to play in contributing to the ongoing reconciliation process in Canada.

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Co-Away: a digital tool to help northern communities address COVID-19

Co-created with Indigenous communities in northern Saskatchewan, the project leverages locally crowd-sourced data to make informed decisions.

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Making a difference: JSGS student supports Yukon First Nation initiative to improve education outcomes

It is a common belief that providing young people with a good education should give them a better chance at life. This is especially true when trying to build human capacity while ...

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Research team awarded $230,600 to track the impact of public health measures on COVID-19

The team, led by USask community health and epidemiology professor Dr. Cory Neudorf, has received $180,600 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), plus $50,000 from...

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Policy school welcomes on board two new executives-in-residence

Two former senior public servants, Ron Styles and Alastair MacFadden, have joined the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, effective April 1 and June 1 respectively.

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Researchers awarded prestigious national fellowships for climate change-related projects

Two exceptional young University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded highly competitive Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships totaling $280,000 over two years for proj...

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Mitacs and JSGS to support Indigenous and northern communities with new digital technologies in fight against COVID-19

The projects will introduce Indigenous and northern communities to digital technologies that can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide additional economic and commercial...

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JSGS statement on death of George Floyd

Like millions of people around the world, we are saddened and outraged by the death of George Floyd and the underlying racism that it highlights.

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Hope or Hoax? The controversial promise of stem cell treatment

This article was originally published in the University of Regina's Discourse magazine.

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From cancer therapy to improving policy for the handling and storage of vaccines

Understanding the business of quality health care and the complexities of the healthcare system were key reasons why Shalini Gambhir pursued her Master of Health Administration (MH...

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A simple choice turned into a fulfilling experience for one MHA student

With over 10 years of health care experience, Stefany Kawka joined the online Master of Health Administration program to advance her career.

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GENI student videos showcase strength and resilience of northern communities

JSGS students in the Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) program are showcased in a series of short videos that highlight the resilien...

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JSGS employee receives USask Service Award for International Engagement

Emmy Neuls, manager of Johnson Shoyama’s online Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) and online Master of Public Administration (MPA) a...

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Global Institute for Food Security at USask signs agreement to accelerate social science research in food security

University of Saskatchewan (USask) research has received a $675,000 boost from the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) to investigate social science impacts on food security ...

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USask graduate students examine Indigenous, non-Indigenous relations in new documentary play

Graduate students Yvette Nolan (JSGS) and Joel Bernbaum (Interdisciplinary Studies) have created a new documentary play that sets the stage for honest dialogue about relationships ...

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The Honourable Wayne Wouters awards JSGS student, Larissa Shasko, with a scholarship in his name

Larissa Shasko is the 2018 and 2019 recipient of the Wayne Wouters Scholarship.

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Rebranded co-operatives centre focused on future

More than 50 co-op practitioners and researchers gathered on October 16 during Co-op Week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the newly rebranded Canadian Centre for the Study of ...

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From government to graduate school

Leaving a steady and rewarding career in government for graduate school at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) was a difficult choice, but it is one decision that Privilege (Pri...

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JSGS alumni and students recognized at the 2019 IPAC Saskatchewan's Annual Awards Banquet

Congratulations to JSGS alumni and students and IPAC award recipients Iryna Soloduk, Yessica Ascensio, Sulaiman Jalloh, Amanda Noubarian, and Nataliia Karpiak.

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Congratulations to Doug Moen and David Zussman, recipients of the 2018 and 2017 Vanier Medal

First presented in 1962, The Institute of Public Administration awards the Vanier Medal as a mark of distinction and exceptional achievement to a person who has shown distinctive l...

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JSGS Students Compete in 2019 Internal Case Competition

Congratulations to all 32 students who competed this past weekend.

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Policy researchers among those awarded $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC

Haizhen Mou of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School is evaluating whether fiscal rules work the way they are intended in the Canadian provinces.

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New and renewed CRC appointments in Climate Change and Regional Innovation announced in the Johnson Shoyama policy school

Dr. Margot Hurlbert (PhD), professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) and a Fedoruk Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Polic...

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New director appointed to science and innovation policy centre

Dr. Jeremy Rayner (Ph.D.), an expert in global forest governance and environmental policy, has been selected to serve as the new director for the Johnson Shoyama Centre for the Stu...

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JSGS welcomes two new faculty lecturers to its USask campus

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the two-year appointments of Dr. Yang Yang (Ph.D.) and Dr. Christopher Gunter (Ph.D.) as faculty lecture...

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U of R student receives Vanier Scholarship to explore the media's role in reconciliation in Canada

Merelda Fiddler-Potter, a University of Regina doctoral student in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduat...

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IPHRC and SCPOR launch first-of-its-kind training for health researchers engaging with Indigenous communities

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is teaming up with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) to offer free, monthly training modules for ...

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Patient-oriented research receives $500,000 boost

A significant number of people in the province are impacted by alcohol misuse and sleep problems, while the physical, mental, and emotional health of young people is a matter of gr...

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Martin Boucher joins JSGS USask campus as a new faculty lecturer

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Boucher to a faculty lecturer position at its University of Saskatchewan (USas...

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Championing public health and access to care

Dr. Keith Da Silva wants to develop a better understanding of barriers to accessing dental care by identifying how coverage programs are established and how they are funded. To fin...

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JSGS student receives Indigenous Student Achievement Award for exemplary leadership

As a northern Métis man from Cumberland House, John Desjarlais is working towards finding solutions that address the challenges and opportunities faced by his community and the gre...

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Saskatchewan's Failing Report Card on Child Care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a report identifying Saskatchewan as the province with the lowest ranking for overall quality and rates of access to regula...

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Investing in Internships with Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Since 2010, federal government departments and agencies have enjoyed a beneficial working relationship with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS). Western Eco...

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New Director appointed at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc-André Pigeon as the ne...

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JSGS Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Lab is Funding Cutting Edge Active Living Research

The Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Lab (DEPtH) at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan is seeking competi...

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New Western Hub connects funders, grantees, and academics

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina has received $80,300 from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ...

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New report explores whether 3D printing can revolutionize construction in Northern communities

A new report is recommending 3D-printed housing be tested in Northern communities as a potential solution in addressing housing problems in Northern and Indigenous communities.

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Research led by JSGS professor promotes global exchange of knowledge for active living policy development

The India Report Card is part of an international endeavor of researchers from across 49 countries in six continents, called the Global Matrix 3.0.

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Budgeting for efficiency in Canada’s education sector

What began in 2013 as a casual conversation between faculty members and executives-in-residence at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) has resulted in resea...

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GENI program a wish come true for Landrie-Parker

Dazawray Landrie-Parker joined the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) two years ago, hoping to develop a better understanding of policy issues in northern and ...

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Location, Location, Location!

With a new academic year in full swing, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) University of Regina (U of R) campus is settling into their new home on the revi...

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JSGS student awarded Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship for social policy research

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) student, Jade Anderson, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship (QEII) of $20,000 to assist in her future research on...

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Saving the lives of life savers: JSGS student examines paramedics' need for mental health support

Suicide and mental illness among Canadian first responders represents a major health issue, with about 250, including 63 paramedics, having taken their own lives since 2014 (The Te...

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JSGS student returns from studying at the Arctic University of Norway

Through an innovative and unique partnership between the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) and the Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Master of Governance and...

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JSGS welcomes assistant professor, Marc-André Pigeon, to its U of S campus

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc-André Pigeon as an Assistant Professor in the area of co-operatives and p...

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Prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow joins University of Regina research community

A researcher whose project focuses on working with Indigenous communities to learn how to best mitigate the negative impact that pipeline leaks have on their communities has joined...

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JSGS expert among those from U of S weighing in on cannabis legalization

As Canada prepares to become one of the few countries in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use, the question remains: Are we ready?

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JSGS Ph.D. graduate awarded a University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) Ph.D. in Public Policy graduate, Jennifer Budney, has received the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award in the S...

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JSGS graduates improving northern governance and development

From Northern Saskatchewan to Northern Europe, three students in the Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) program have gained valuable best lessons, models and prac...

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2018 Spring Convocation Q&A: Shawnakay Sterling-Daley

Shawnakay Sterling-Daley moved to Canada from Jamaica, bringing with her an undergraduate degree in management studies and a desire to see positive changes across government. Many ...

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