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Policy Lab

Starting each January and running until the end of the MPP program, the Policy Lab gives students a unique opportunity to work closely with a private, public or non-profit organization to solve a real-world policy issue, while building connections and gaining invaluable experience. Students work in small groups supported by academic and practitioner coaches. 

The Policy Lab brings together all the key elements of the program, including the theory of policy, performing thorough analyses with imperfect data, trade-offs between different stakeholders, communication challenges and more. Evaluation is based on the output of group work—the policy briefing and associated written materials.

Policy Lab 2021

In these reports and presentations, created by our second cohort of MPP students, read about policy solutions for addressing housing discrimination, educational gender inequality, the social acceptability of drones, and more.

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Policy Lab 2020

A series of policy reports by our first class of MPP students on the circular economy, power purchase agreements, Canada's legal Cannabis industry, Canadian innovation policies, public transit, and affordable housing. 

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