Winners announced for 2017 National Public Administration Case Competition! / Les gagnants annoncés pour le Concours national des affaires publiques 2017!

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Winners announced for this year's National Public Administration Case Competition!

CAPPA and IPAC are pleased to announce the winners of this year's National Public Administration Case Competition held at Ryerson University's Department of Politics and Public Administration on Saturday, February 18, 2017. These are:

  • 1st Place: Carleton University (School of Public Policy & Administration)
  • 2nd Place: Université Laval (Departement de science politique)
  • 3rd Place: Simon Fraser University (School of Public Policy)

The competition enjoyed success again this year. The competition attracted twelve excellent teams representing universities from across the country. We wish to recognize the special talents of all our students, who participated in this event. Without them, there would be no competition! Our very special thanks go to the School chairs and directors and coaches for their constant and unwavering support of this event, judges, and sponsors. Our sponsors this year were the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), Institute for Research in Public Policy, and Ernst & Young.

Thanks to our Organizing Committee for their diligent work, which included Dr. Kathy Brock (Queen's University), Dr. Ken Rasmussen (Johnson-Shoyama), Dr. Andrew Graham (Queen's University, and Dr. Robert Shepherd (Carleton University).

Each of the teams performed extremely well in front of a tough panel of judges. Our judges were: Mark MacDonald (Partner, Ernst & Young); Ms. Laurie LeBlanc (DM, Ontario Ministry of Housing); Dr. Robert Taylor (CEO, Institute of Public Administration of Canada); Dr. Andrea Migone (Director of Research and Outreach, Institute of Public Administration of Canada); and, Ms. Kaylee Chretien (Supervisor, Transport Canada, Ontario Region). We owe each of the judges a debt of gratitude for their time, rigour, and experience.

We owe special thanks to Ryerson University's Department of Politics and Public Administration for hosting this event, and to Dr. Bryan Evans for coordinating the planning and logistics. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Ms. Vanessa Wachuku (PhD Candidate) for taking care of all of the logistics, and ensuring that the teams were well taken care of during their visit. We also wish to recognize the excellent contribution of each of the volunteers, who gave of their time and energies to make each of us feel welcome and important while visiting Ryerson.

The case this year focused on the F-35 procurement issue (PDF, 237 kB), with particular attention on how the Public Service would go about resolving a long series of delays, while at the same time ensuring that Canada has a fleet of new fighter aircraft that will serve both its domestic and international needs.

Each of the presentations are superb, and the students should be commended for their creativity and innovation. Next year's competition will be held at Simon Fraser University.



Les gagnants annoncés pour le Concours national des affaires publiques!

La ACPAC et IAPC ont le plaisir de vous annoncer le lauréat du concours national d'affaires publiques de cette année qui se tiendra au Département de la politique et de l'administration publique de l'Université Ryerson le samedi 18 février 2017. Ce sont:

  • 1re place: Université Carleton (École de politique publique et d'administration)
  • 2e place: Université Laval (Département de science politique)
  • 3e place: Université Simon Fraser (École de politique publique)

La compétition a connu un franc succès cette année. Le concours a attiré douze excellentes équipes représentant des universités de partout au pays. Nous souhaitons reconnaître les talents particuliers de tous nos étudiants qui ont participé à cet événement. Sans eux, il n'y aurait pas de concurrence!

Nous remercions tout particulièrement les présidents et les directeurs des écoles pour leur soutien constant et constant à cet événement, aux juges et aux commanditaires. Nos commanditaires cette année ont été l'Institut d'administration publique du Canada (IPAC), l'Institut de recherche en politiques publiques et Ernst & Young.

Merci à notre comité d'organisation pour leur travail assidu, qui comprenait Dre Kathy Brock (Université Queen's), Dr Ken Rasmussen (Johnson-Shoyama), Dr Andrew Graham (Université Queen's, et Dr Robert Shepherd (Université Carleton).

Chacune des équipes s'est très bien tenue face à un panel de juges difficiles. Nos juges étaient: Msr. Mark MacDonald (associé, Ernst & Young); Mme Laurie LeBlanc (DM, ministère du Logement de l'Ontario); Dr. Robert Taylor (chef de la direction, Institut d'administration publique du Canada); Dr Andrea Migone (directrice de la recherche et de la vulgarisation, Institut d'administration publique du Canada); Et Mme Kaylee Chretien (Superviseure, Transports Canada, Région de l'Ontario). Nous devons à chacun des juges une dette de gratitude pour leur temps, leur rigueur et leur expérience.

Nous remercions tout particulièrement le Département de la politique et de l'administration publique de l'Université Ryerson d'avoir accueilli cet événement et le Dr Bryan Evans pour la coordination de la planification et de la logistique. Nous devons également une gratitude à Mme Vanessa Wachuku (candidate au doctorat) pour avoir pris en charge toute la logistique et veiller à ce que les équipes soient bien prises en charge durant leur visite. Nous tenons également à souligner l'excellente contribution de chacun des bénévoles qui ont consacré leur temps et leurs énergies à faire en sorte que chacun de nous se sente bien accueilli et important tout en visitant Ryerson.

Cette année, le cas s'est concentré sur la question des marchés F-35 (PDF, 237 kB), en accordant une attention particulière à la façon dont la fonction publique allait régler une longue série de retards tout en veillant à ce que le Canada ait une flotte de nouveaux avions de chasse qui servira à la fois Ses besoins intérieurs et internationaux.

Chacune des présentations sont superbes, et les étudiants doivent être félicités pour leur créativité et leur innovation. La compétition de l'année prochaine aura lieu à l'Université Simon Fraser.

Call for Nominations for the Annual National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration | Demande de mises en candidature : Prix annuels nationaux étudiants et de leadership éclairé en administration publique

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Attention Directors and Members!

Please see the attached announcement for this important opportunity for students | S'il vous plaît voir le communiqué ci-joint pour cette opportunité importante pour les étudiants.

The deadline for receiving nominations is June 30, 2017. La date limite de réception des candidatures est le 30 iuin 2017. The National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, a joint initiative of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) and Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), aims to recognize talent in Canadian schools at the regional level and at the national level. It promotes excellence in public administration and showcases the top talent emerging from Canadian programs each year. Please see the attached 2017 Call for Nominations for more details.

Les prix nationaux en administration publique pour étudiants et pensée avant-garde, une initiative de l'Association canadienne des programmes en administration publique (ACPAP) et de l'Institut d'administration publique du Canada (IAPC), visent à reconnaître les talents dans les écoles canadiennes aux niveaux régionaux et national. Chaque année, ces prix reconnaissent l'excellence en administration publique et mettent en valeur les meilleurs talents émergeant des programmes canadiens. Nous vous prions de consulter l’Appel de candidatures de 2017 ci-inclus pour plus de détails sur les prix.

New: CAPPA Accreditation Self Study Template

A new self study template for programs seeking CAPPA accreditation has been developed. It is intended to help guide the preparation of materials that will allow a review team to assess the program against CAPPA standards. Materials beyond those explicitly requested are welcome to the degree that they provide vital information consistent with CAPPA standards. 

CAPPA Self Study Template

Update on the fourth edition of the National Student Paper Competition | Mise à jour au sujet de la 4e édition du Concours national d’essais universitaires

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The finalist papers (top-5) have been determined in mid-January 2017:

Name

Title of Paper

University

Robin Barcham

Implementing Change: A Transformational Leadership Framework Applied to the Canadian Public Service

Royal Roads University

Hope Caldi

Offering a Warmer, Wiser Welcome: Recommendations for Reforming Canada’s Immigration Loan Program

Simon Fraser University

Sarah Evershed and Sadie Harrison

Access Denied: Leveraging Existing Federal Frameworks to Improve ATIP Performance

Carleton University

Danny Holmes and Brandon Krauthaker

Getting to Empathy: Fostering Innovation and End-User Focus in the Canadian Public Service

Carleton University

Logan Stewart

Measuring the Impact of Recreational Marijuana: Potential Approaches and the Facilitation of Government Goals

Dalhousie University

The DM panel to select the Grand Prize Winner will meet to video-conference with authors of the finalist papers and select the Grand Prize winner on February 14. Joining the Canada School’s DM, Mrs. Wilma Vreeswijk, this year, the following judges are:

  • Ms. Manon Brassard, Deputy Minister and President of Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions;
  • Mr. Graham Flack, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage;
  • Mr. Chris Forbes, Associate Deputy Minister of Finance Canada; and
  • Mr. Joshua Frame, Chair of the Federal Youth Network.

While the DM Panel to select the Grand Prize winner will meet the authors of the finalist papers on February 14, the organizers would like to encourage participation in voting for the Public Choice Award on the IPAC website. Every visitor to the website is allowed one vote per 24 hours and you can view the students’ papers and video pitches here. The voting period is open from 12:00 p.m. (EST), on February 3 to 12:00 p.m. (EST) on February 10.

The winners of the Grand Prize and the Public Choice awards will be announced on the IPAC website and GCcollab on February 20.

Questions or feedback can be directed to Claudia Martinangeli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melisa Altundag at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Les cinq essais finalistes (top-5) furent choisis à la mi-janvier 2017 :

Nom

Titre des essais

Université

Robin Barcham

Implementing Change: A Transformational Leadership Framework Applied to the Canadian Public Service

Royal Roads University

Hope Caldi

Offering a Warmer, Wiser Welcome: Recommendations for Reforming Canada’s Immigration Loan Program

Simon Fraser University

Sarah Evershed and Sadie Harrison

Access Denied: Leveraging Existing Federal Frameworks to Improve ATIP Performance

Carleton University

Danny Holmes and Brandon Krauthaker

Getting to Empathy: Fostering Innovation and End-User Focus in the Canadian Public Service

Carleton University

Logan Stewart

Measuring the Impact of Recreational Marijuana: Potential Approaches and the Facilitation of Government Goals

Dalhousie University

Le 14 février prochain, les SM faisant partie du panel se réuniront afin de déterminer le gagnant ou le duo gagnant du Grand prix. La rencontre avec les auteurs des cinq essais finalistes se fera le même jour via vidéo-conférence. Outre la SM de l’École, Mme Wilma Vreeswijk, se joindront à elle :

  • Mme Manon Brassard, Sous-ministre/Présidente de Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec;
  • M. Graham Flack, Sous-ministre de Patrimoine canadien;
  • M. Chris Forbes, Sous-ministre adjoint, Finance;
  • M. Joshua Frame, Président du Réseau des jeunes fonctionnaires fédéraux.

Entre temps, nous aimerions vous encourager à participer au Choix du public en votant pour votre essai préféré, et la vidéo correspondante, sur le site web de l’IAPC. Chaque personne ne peut voter qu’une seule fois par période de 24 heures. Vous pouvez consulter les essais et les vidéos ici. Le vote débutera à midi (heure de l’est) le vendredi 3 février pour se terminer à midi (heure de l’est) le vendredi 10 février.

Les gagnants du Grand prix et du Prix du public seront divulgués sur le site web de l’IAPC et sur GCcollab le 20 février.

Pour toutes questions, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec Claudia Martinangeli à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ou Melisa Altundag à l’adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Overview to Essay Competitions

Every year the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS), under the direction of a coordinating committee, coordinates the National Student Essay Competition. The coordinating committee includes representatives from The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), CAPPA, and founding members from Dalhousie University and the University of Regina.

The competition is designed for graduate and post-graduate students to share their ideas for how to improve the Public Service of Canada or how to improve public-policy making and implementation more generally. The competition is usually launched in the spring, with papers being submitted before the end of the year. A winner is selected by March.

Previous competitions have invited students in fields such as public administration, international relations, public policy, business/management, health administration, law and journalism as well as disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and applied sciences to participate. The papers typically address various themes, such as:

  • public policy development and implementation
  • networked governance and collaborative arrangements
  • citizen engagement
  • delivery of public services
  • public management and leadership
  • improving workplace culture
  • communicating and identifying the role of the Federal Public Service to Canadians
  • private and public sectors working together for the benefit of Canadians
Winning is a significant achievement: there are several rounds of adjudication, students make videos, participate in an online voting contest, and discuss their ideas via web-conferencing with a panel of senior public service executives. Past winners have been invited to attend the 2017 Manion Lecture in the National Capital Region (expenses paid). The winner of the 20176-17 competition will also be awarded a 4-month placement in the federal Public Service.

For more details and to see past winners, visit the IPAC website at http://www.ipac.ca/blueprint2020-news.