School of Community and Public Affairs

Faculty

Principal

ANNA SHEFTEL, DPhil University of Oxford; Associate Professor

Distinguished Professor Emerita

MARGUERITE MENDELL, PhD McGill University

Professors

CHEDLY BELKHODJA, PhD Université de Bordeaux‑Montesquieu; Professor
ANNA KRUZYNSKI, PhD McGill University; Professor
DANIEL SALÉE, PhD Université de Montréal; Professor

Associate Professors

CATHERINE RICHARDSON, PhD University of Victoria; Associate Professor
LOUELLYN WHITE, PhD University of Arizona; Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

BIMADOSHKA PUCAN, PhD Western University; Assistant Professor
NICOLAS RENAUD, MA Université du Québec à Montréal; Assistant Professor
SIGWAN THIVIERGE, PhD University of Maryland; Assistant Professor

Fellows

CHANTAL MAILLÉ, PhD Université du Québec à Montréal; Professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute
ALAN E. NASH, PhD University of Cambridge; Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
MARK WATSON, PhD University of Alberta; Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Location

Sir George Williams Campus
ANNEX CI
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Note

For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Objectives

The School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA) offers a multidisciplinary program in public policy analysis. The School prepares its graduates to be knowledgeable participants in the policymaking process in the private, public, and community sectors.

An innovative combination of academic and practical training exposes students to a wide range of public issues. In small classes encouraging participation, students develop specialized abilities to do research, to communicate, and to organize public consultations and debates. An internship program also enables students to gain the necessary experience of working in a public affairs job.

The School will be of interest to excellent students in a variety of disciplines, including economics, history, political science, sociology, urban studies, journalism, and communication studies. While some of our students enter the work force upon completion of their undergraduate degree, the majority continue their education. SCPA graduates tend to do graduate work either in their disciplines or, more often, in professionally oriented programs including public or business administration, international affairs, industrial relations, and law.

The historic Mackay Street building which the School occupies is an ideal site for small classes, public lectures, social events, and meetings. School facilities include a common room, a reading room and documentation centre, a seminar room, a computer room, and faculty and student offices.

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