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Article 3 of The Ryerson University Act, 1977 legislates the objects of the University (usually referred to as the “Ryerson Mandate”):
Article 3 - The objects of the University are:
The Department of Politics and Public Administration works very closely with a number of external advisors to ensure that the work of the Department, especially the delivery of its academic programs, contributes to the Ryerson Mandate.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration is supported actively by an Advisory Council consisting of prominent administrators and employee representatives drawn from all levels of government, the third sector, academe, organized labour, and from the ranks of program alumni.
Each of the federal and provincial governments appoints a “Deputy Minister Champion” to provide advice and support to the Department.
Since 2010, the Department of Politics and Public Administration has been honoured to have a Distinguished Public Servant in Residence. In addition to facilitating closer relations with the Ontario Public Service in general, the Distinguished Public Servant in Residence has provided graduate students with wise counsel about their career plans, and for the Case Study competition, and has administered the Field Placement (PA8213) in the Public Policy and Administration MA program.