For the past 40 years, CAPPA has been the leading Canadian association for those with an interest in education and scholarship in public administration. It is an institutional membership organization with approximately 25 graduate and undergraduate program members across Canada all of which are involved in public administration teaching and research.
The conference brings together Canadian and international scholars from various disciplines sharing an interest in public management, public administration and/or public policy analysis issues.
It is designed to highlight the excellence of Canadian public administration programs and students, and to provide a valuable learning experience for students. Canadian universities that have programs in public administration may compete.
The competition is designed for graduate and post-graduate students to share their ideas for how to improve the Public Service of Canada or how to improve public-policy making and implementation more generally.
Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process involving a rigorous external review of a program conducted by peers to ensure that the program meets a standard of excellence that provides a high quality of education for students.
Facing the Challenges to Public Administration Research and Teaching
June 2-4, 2021 via Zoom
The annual CAPPA Conference brings together scholars and students of public administration, public policy, and public management to consider new developments affecting teaching, research, and practice.
The location of the conference rotates between CAPPA member universities and is usually held in the spring. A theme is selected and scholars are invited to submit panel and paper proposals.
Panel proposals consist of three or four individual papers that focus on theoretical or methodological issues and can be submitted by one individual on behalf of the full panel. Submissions should include a short description comprising: 1) the overall theme of the panel (150 words); 2) an abstract for each paper in the panel (250 words maximum); and, 3) the names/ institutional affiliation/ position/ brief bio of the panel members (100 words).
Individual paper proposals
Individual paper proposals are evaluated based on the significance and quality of the research question, design, methods, data (where appropriate), and implications. They should include: 1) an abstract (maximum 250 words); and, 2) the names/institutional affiliation/position/brief bio of the researcher (maximum 100 words).