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A School within the Faculty of Arts

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Allison Macfarlane, Director
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Telephone: 604.822.3801

The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is an essential centre for innovation in global affairs and public policy. The Policy School consists of a network of scholars from across UBC who collaborate with students, community, government, business leaders, and civil society through research, teaching, and practice to develop practical policy and governance solutions. The Policy School houses the Institute of Asian Research, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) and offers a two-year professionally oriented master's degree program, the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA).

The School graduates its first students in May 2017. Graduates of the MPPGA program can expect to find careers locally, nationally, and internationally across the public, private, and civil sectors. The program equips future policy leaders and analysts with a broad mindset, multiple tools, and cross-Pacific human networks that enable them to make a difference in government, international institutions, private businesses, and in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The Policy School will engage academic units from across both UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, taking advantage of an exceptional collection of scholars who have deep knowledge in their individual disciplines and a capacity and willingness to work across disciplines in a rapidly changing world.

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