Pierre DeCelles Award 2023 : winner

The Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) and the Institute of Public Administration in Canada (IPAC) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Pierre DeCelles Award is Professor Naomi Couto, Graduate Program Director, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) Program, School of Public Policy & Administration, at York University.

Professor Couto is a long-time instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University, with a record of excellence and innovation in the classroom. Her contribution to the quality of education as Graduate Program Director and now as Director has been outstanding, encompassing expanding course offerings, establishing a new program in municipal government, nurturing student and alumni associations, establishing links with public sector organizations, and mentoring individual students.

Thank you to the members of the Award Jury for their time and service to the public administration community.

Thank you also to the students, faculty, and community members who took the time to nominate talented professors of public administration, management, and policy.  We encourage you to participate in next year’s DeCelles Award process, and look for the call for nominations in Spring 2024.

IPAC and CAPPA’s Pierre De Celles Award recognizes the outstanding skill, accomplishment and commitment of an exceptionally creative and effective teacher. Pierre De Celles was Director General of École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP), and was known as a gifted teacher.

For any questions about this award, please contact Professor Sandford Borins, at Sandford.borins@utoronto.ca.