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In addition to a PhD in Policy Studies from Ryerson University; Maria holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany in Albany, NY; and a Bachelors of Public and Municipal Administration from the School of Public Administration at the Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. Maria’s studies in the USA were supported through a prestigious Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship.
Maria has worked for federal and provincial government for more than seven years, where she has held positions as Senior Policy Analyst, Senior Policy/Program Analyst and Immigration Officer. In her most recent roles, she has been leading a number of high profile portfolios such as the
Ontario Justice Sector Transformation Initiative, Federal/Provincial/Territorial Justice and Public Safety work, youth radicalization research and residential services reform.
Maria presented the results of her research and research projects she collaborated on at conferences in Canada (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014, 2016, 2017), National Metropolis Conference (2016, 2017), Social Media and Society Conference (2017)) and abroad (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance in Galway, Ireland (2018) and International Conference on Public Policy in Milan, Italy (2015).
Social media use in government, digital government, e-government, networks and collaboration in government, public service delivery, role of social networks in immigration.
PPA50 A/B: Practicum
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English, Russian, French