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Engage with leading policy scholars & experts

SPPG allows audiences to engage with leading policy scholars and practitioners through lectures, symposia, and conferences. SPPG’s flagship annual events are: The Peterson Leadership Lecture, The Cadario Visiting Faculty Lecture, and Big City, Big Ideas as well as many students-led events and many others.


Blazing Trails for Women and Leadership: An Evening with Kim Campbell

January 18, 2018Join us for this talk with Kim Campbell, Canada's 19th Prime Minister. Read More

Building a Better Budget Process in Toronto

December 19, 2017Join us for a special discussion jointly hosted by Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and SPPG. Read More

Digital Government: what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next?

November 28, 2017Join us for this new event series on Digital Government. Read More

CUKC 2017 | Dilemmas of Democracy: Challenges to the International Order

November 18, 2017An annual event, The Canada-UK colloquium aims to increase knowledge and educate the public about the advantages to be drawn from a close and dynamic relationship between the two countries. Read More

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An Evening with Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada

Recently Katie Telford visited SPPG to to give a talk on: “Politics and Policy: the Best Job in Ottawa”. This was the first event of this year’s new Woman and Leadership series sponsored by the David Peterson Leadership Fund.


Photo of Katie Telford in Conversation on Stage at SPPG (Photo by Lisa Sakulensky)

Maclean’s magazine has called her the “most influential woman in Canadian politics”; Prime Minister Trudeau described her as “hard-working, tough, honest, and wicked smart”. In this standing room only event, Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and top strategist, shared what it’s like to have the toughest – and best – job in Ottawa.

If you couldn’t attend in person, you can watch it now on demand now. Don’t miss her insights into politics and policy today – and her mission to get more women into positions of power.

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Past Events

SPPG Women and Leadership Series: Christine Hogan

October 30, 2017Christine Hogan, Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the World Bank, will give a talk at the School of Public Policy & Governance about Canada's role in the World Bank on October 30 at 12:15 pm in CG 160. Lunch will be provided. Read More

Professional Development: Data Analysis

October 25, 2017Evidence-based policy making requires analysts to be able to manage, analyze and interpret large data sets. This course offers participants Microsoft Excel training in the steps necessary to analyze data Read More

Fall 2017 Open House at the School of Public Policy & Governance

October 25, 2017The School of Public Policy & Governance's Fall 2017 Open House will take place on October 25th Read More

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