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Public Policy and Administration, MA


Bill Davis Awards

see The St. George’s Society of Toronto / Bill Davis Graduate Entrance Awards in Public Policy and Administration (below)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Ontario

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Ontario Award will be offered to an incoming student enrolled in the MPPA Program, whose research interests intersect with CCPA’s stated mission and goals, and relate in some meaningful way to CCPA Ontario’s current projects and initiatives. One award of $2,500 will be provided each year for a minimum of five years, beginning in 2013-2014.

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Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship

Deadline: 30 September of each year

The Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship is designed to generate research recommendations that shape public policy related to freshwater resources in Canada.

$25,000 annually in fellowships to fund up to 2 graduate projects in Canadian water policy.  Fellowships may be held for up to 2 years.

Research projects should be rooted in the social sciences and contribute to interdisciplinary analysis and discussion of freshwater governance and policy in Canada.  

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David Suzuki Fellowships

Building on David Suzuki’s legacy, the David Suzuki Fellowship program will help the next generation of leaders tackle complex environmental problems. Successful fellows will embody David’s research excellence and his ability to motivate people to make a difference.

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Hydro One Aboriginal Award

The Hydro One Aboriginal Award for Graduate Studies in Public Administration will be awarded to up to two Aboriginal graduate students studying Public Policy at Ryerson University.

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IPAC/CAPPA National Public Administration Case Competition

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) organize a national public administration case competition open to student teams from programs in public policy and/or public administration.

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IPAC/CAPPA National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration

The National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, a joint initiative of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), aims to recognize talent in Canadian schools at the regional level and at the national level. It will promote excellence in public administration and showcase the top talent emerging from Canadian programs each year.

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IPAC Promising New Public Servant Award

Each year, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) presents one national award to a promising new public service professional who is an emerging leader within the public sector and represents the ideals, values and abilities of sound public administration. The recipient of the national Promising New Public Servant Award is determined by a selection committee based on the quality of the submission and information provided.

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ISA: Robert W. and Jesse Cox Graduate Student Paper Award

Deadline: 20 October of each year

Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races.

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LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award

The LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Institute Jack Brown Award is presented to an undergraduate or graduate student for demonstrated interest in and/or involvement in studies or activities which enhance the quality of life for seniors.

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Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award

The Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award are presented annually to individuals in several Canadian provinces who have demonstrated the spirit of humanity through volunteer work, advocacy, leadership and/or philanthropy, here at home or around the world.  The Awards are presented annually in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and in each Atlantic Province.

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Simons Foundation Graduate Research Award for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

This award programme was initiated in 2003 by Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, President of The Simons Foundation, in partnership with the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) (now Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)). The primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues.  The Simons Foundation is a charitable organization in Vancouver, Canada, with a focus on education on nuclear disarmament, international law and human security.

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SLC Student Engagement and Leadership Award

The SLC Student Engagement and Leadership Award recognizes students who have contributed actively to the growth of a stronger community within Ryerson, but it also acknowledges contributions made beyond the university’s borders. Its roots are found in the original vision of the Student Learning Centre (SLC): a centre for participation that enhances the Ryerson student experience. This award honours the impact made by the winners and encourages future students to take the lead.

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St. George's Society of Toronto / Bill Davis Graduate Entrance Awards in Public Policy and Administration

The St. George’s Society of Toronto / Bill Davis Graduate Entrance Awards in Public Policy and Administration will recognize academic excellence and provide support for two incoming students enrolled in the MPPA Program. The St. George’s Society of Toronto – the city’s oldest charity – was founded in 1834. As the Society is a great supporter of education, these awards are a fitting tribute to Bill Davis, who gave his whole career to public service. The endowed fund will provide two annual entrance awards of up to $4,500 each.

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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute  Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities

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External Awards

2016-17 external award winners:

  • Emily Guhl received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award

2015-16 external award winners:

  • Yared Mehzenta received a Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Award
  • Joseph Fantauzzi received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award
  • Junn (Peter) Hur received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award

For information on other Internal and External Awards, see /graduate/funding/

External Fellowships/Internships

Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP):

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) provides recent graduates from Canadian universities with a paid internship and a unique perspective into Ontario Politics. During their time in Toronto, interns assist backbench Members of Provincial Parliament in the daily workings of the Legislature.  In addition, interns can apply their university experience through regular academic discussions with prominent figures and by presenting an academic paper on a topic of their choice at the CPSA annual conference.

  • Sara O’ Sullivan (2015-16)
  • Amanda Garofalo (2013-14)
  • Sasha Tregebov (2010-2011)

Ontario Internship Program:

The Ontario Internship Program invests in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. The OIP is a paid, two-year developmental opportunity to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.

  • 2016-2018 Tara Muzumdar 

Toronto Urban Fellows Program:

The Toronto Urban Fellows program provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada’s largest city through a combination of full-time work experience and a series of seminars, tours and workshops. Urban Fellows make important contributions to the City of Toronto's policy and research agenda, provide fresh perspectives on complex issues, and undertake essential program development and evaluation activities. While their academic and professional backgrounds vary, all Toronto Urban Fellows share a commitment to excellence, public service and the City of Toronto's success.

  • Jacinta Evans (2016-17)
  • Sara O’ Sullivan (2016-17)
  • Christopher Hubbarde (2015-16)