public policy

In a world of political polarization, environmental threats, a changing labour market and growing gaps between rich and poor, there has never been a greater need to engage in a thoughtful examination of public policy and train a new generation of policy leaders.

Against this backdrop, McGill University is pleased to announce that it has received a $10-million donation from Max Bell Foundation to establish a new school of public policy at McGill. The School will reside in McGill’s Faculty of Arts.

Classified as: max bell school of public policy, public policy, Christopher Ragan, antonia maioni, Faculty of Arts
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

Modern states have everywhere been born of tax revolts, and Canada was no exception. 

"This book shows that the history of taxation is not only important - it can also be provocative, infuriating, and exciting. Tax, Order, and Good Government is an essential read for all historians of Canada." — Eric Sager, University of Victoria

Classified as: McGill Canadian Studies, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Canadian Content, Canada150, Canadian Studies, public policy
Published on: 19 May 2017

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the McGill team has put the spotlight on a major public health problem: the dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers, which were involved in more than 16,000 deaths in 2010 in the U.S. alone. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption.

Classified as: public policy, mortality, opioid-related deaths, overdose, painkiller, painkillers, presciption drugs, public health
Published on: 18 Jun 2014

Miranda Campbell, DISE PhD 2010 graduate and now professor of English at Dawson College has been short-listed for the prestigious 16th Annual Donner Prize. Her book "Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy is one of five books vying for the 2013/2014 Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Dr. Campbell's book was based on her dissertation which was supervised by Dr. Bronwen Low.

Classified as: Donner Prize, Miranda Campbell, public policy
Published on: 7 Apr 2014