May 1, 2024

Asian Heritage Month: Profile of Professor Mou

With more than 15 years of experience, Dr Haizhen Mou (PhD) brings an economist’s perspective to solving public policy problems that impact society, including health care, education, public finance, and barriers faced by immigrant women.

Feb 1, 2024

Towards a food-secure future: Albert Ugochukwu

Dr. Albert Ugochukwu’s (PhD) journey into the field of agricultural economics was driven by a passion for sustainable development, nurtured by various mentors during his doctoral studies at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Mar 9, 2023

Finding her place

Heather O’Watch, who is receiving a Leadership Award at this year’s University of Saskatchewan (USask) Indigenous Achievement Week awards ceremony, is one of four youth delegates representing Canada at the Y7 Summit in Tokyo, Japan in April.

Feb 7, 2023

New research chair at USask to focus on Métis governance and policy

The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), University of Saskatchewan (USask), and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) have committed a combined $1,130,000 over four years to support the establishment of a JSGS Research Chair in Métis Governance and Policy—the first of its kind in Canada. The funding will also support scholarships and internship opportunities for verified Métis students and the development of a Métis governance training program.

Nov 9, 2022

Making her mark in a new country

Jovita Dias is set to graduate on November 9 after completing her Online Master of Public Administration program through the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She is one of 12 new JSGS alumni to graduate from this online program.

Nov 8, 2022

Building capacity in the North

Hannah Hoefer will be graduating this November 9 after completing her online Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas Program through Johnson Shoyama, and under the guidance of her supervisor Dr. Bram Noble from the Department of Geography and Planning.

Oct 21, 2022

Cassandra Opikokew Wajuntah is blazing a trail for others to follow

Opikokew Wajuntah is the first First Nations woman to graduate from Johnson Shoyama Graduate School’s (JSGS) doctoral program at its University of Regina campus. But that’s just one of many firsts she has undertaken while pursuing her PhD in public policy.

Oct 18, 2022

IPCC named Co-laureate of the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

Joined by many international scholars, JSGS Professor and CRC Margot Hulbert was the only Canadian Coordinating Lead Author chosen to contribute to the UN’s Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was recently named a co-laureate of the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, together with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

May 18, 2022

International Scholar on Gender Equality and Agricultural Co-operatives to Visit Saskatoon

The Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is excited to announce that internationally renowned scholar and award-winning author, Dr. Bina Agarwal, will be visiting Saskatoon. Dr. Agarwal has written extensively on land and livelihoods; environment and development; poverty and inequality; and agricultural co-operatives, especially from a gender perspective.

May 16, 2022

U of R-led research aims to strengthen public trust for regenerative medicine

Regrowing human skin and replacing damaged cells, tissues, and organs are techniques that no longer belong in the realm of science fiction. They are life-saving procedures known as regenerative medicine. And while the science has been around for decades, it’s advancing quickly, which is creating considerable controversy.

Mar 28, 2022

Re-envisioning child welfare

Jillian Senécal hopes her GENI research project will help bring traditional Indigenous family values to child welfare policy.

Mar 25, 2022

Straight to the point

Graduate student Kwaku Ayisi took home first place at this year's Three Minute Thesis competition after presenting his thesis Decolonizing Child Welfare in just three minutes and using only one slide.

Mar 1, 2022

A New Journey

JSGS GENI student Victoria Gagne is applying her learning to help Indigenous and female entrepreneurs overcome barriers to business.

Jun 30, 2021

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 school’s USask campus, effective July 1, 2021. MacFadden will serve in this capacity for a one-year term, as the campus’ previous director, Dr. Murray Fulton (PhD), goes on administrative leave.

Jun 24, 2021

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 Administration (MHA)-Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program—a milestone in the evolution of HIM in Canada.

Jun 9, 2021

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 supporting positive change wherever she is to uplift communities around the world.