National Public Administration Case Competition 2024: JSGS is all set for action

JSGS is thrilled to host the National Public Administration Case Competition on February 24, 2024, marking 12 years since JSGS hosted the inaugural event at its USask campus.

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 s...

Impact Spotlight: Cheryl Camillo

Imagining a Better Future for Vulnerable Communities

Connecting community with the Land

Jebunnessa Chapola dives into climate change and its effect on Indigenous and racialized women.

Policy School welcomes Environmental Economist Alaz Munzur as its newest faculty member

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Alaz Munzur (PhD) as an assistant professor at its University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus.

Policy School welcomes Lin Gallagher as new Director of Executive Education

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lin Gallagher to the position of Director of Executive Education, effective Ju...

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 r...

Provincial policy school awarded $1.75 million to support municipalities in advancing sustainability in Saskatchewan

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R), has been awarded $1.75 million by the Gove...

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...

Canadian political science has lost one of its greats, David E. Smith (1936-2023)

David E. Smith died at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake on January 2, 2023.

With a little help from your friends

Mentorship program gives a running start for JSGS students

University of Regina researcher helps chart a course for eliminating poverty while protecting the planet

In a new study published in the journal Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists from the Earth Commission, convened by Future Earth, investigates the Earth syste...

2022-23 JSGS Internal Case Competition was a 'virtual' success!

Held on Friday, November 4, the JSGS internal case competition encouraged students to work together in a virtual format as they tested their knowledge and expertise.

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 i...

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 Shoy...

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 on...

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 I...

City-USask projects target Métis history, clean runoff, green rental housing

In three new projects, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are aiming to trace and reconcile Métis history in Saskatoon, prevent a toxic compound from entering the river...

Policy school welcomes new faculty members

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Akram Mahani and Merelda Fiddler-Potter, effective July 1, 2022.

University of Regina researcher receives $2.5 million in humanities and social sciences research funding

A researcher from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) has been granted a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the federa...

Saskatchewan policy school and FNUniv launch nation-building program to support Indigenous leaders in advancing priorities and needs of their communities

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with the First Nations Uni...

USask leads national team in creating the next generation of food and water security leaders

The newly funded Food-Water Nexus Education and Training (FWNET) program will foster a new wave of professionals primed to lead Canada through future agricultural and climate-relat...

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 Saskato...

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...

CDF Canada and the University of Saskatchewan to develop Climate-Smart Co-operative Projects

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and University of Saskatchewan (USask) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to serve as a foundation for future c...

Re-envisioning child welfare

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

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 u...

Establishing connections through the QES-Advanced Scholars program

One researcher shares the experience she gained conducting research with Indigenous groups in Canada and Ecuador.

Saskatchewan policy school places second at national competition

Students from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s (JSGS) University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) campuses placed second at the 2022 ...

A New Journey

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

Inaugural recipient of the Leo and Bruce Thordarson Social Economy and Co-operatives Award exhibits lifelong passion and commitment to the co-operative sector

Like the Thordarsons, Sarah Firby has shared a lifelong passion and commitment to the co-operative sector that began in her early youth.

Interdisciplinary research team examining how technology can help improve delivery of home care

This article was originally published by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, as part of its 18th annual Santé Awards which aim to to celebrate top health scientists in the...

JSGS students compete virtually in the 2021 internal case competition

Held on Friday, November 26, the JSGS internal case competition encouraged students to work together in a virtual format as they tested their knowledge and expertise.

New USask research collaboration focused on examining how social enterprises can improve community safety

Thanks to Research Junction—an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan—researchers and practitioners from the Canadian Centre for th...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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).

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...