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.