DeCelles Award: Call for Nominations

Colleagues, 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. IPAC and CAPPA are calling for nominations of excellent mid-career post-secondary teachers in the field of public administration who have demonstrated: Consistent concern for improvement of their courses, both in terms of content and delivery; Consistent concern for improvement of their courses, both in terms of content and delivery; Consistent concern for improvement of their courses, both in terms […]

Pierre DeCelles Award

The Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Administration recognizes outstanding accomplishment that is worthy of emulation. Aiming to foster innovation, IPAC and CAPPA’s Pierre DeCelles Award recognizes the outstanding skill, accomplishment and commitment of an exceptionally creative and effective teacher. The winner is normally announced at the IPAC Annual Conference. Professor Pierre DeCelles taught for many years at the École nationale d’administration publique, and was its Director General. Prof. DeCelles was also a member of the Board of Directors of IPAC, and acted as Treasurer and President-Elect. The award was created honour his memory and to promote excellence […]

Awards : Call for Nominations for the Annual National Student and Thought Leadership Awards

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Call for Nominations for the Annual National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, 2019-20 Academic Year     September 10, 2020   Dear Directors of CAPPA Member Programs:   The National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, a joint initiative of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), aims to recognize talent in Canadian public administration and policy programs at the regional and national levels. It highlights excellence in public administration and showcases the top talent emerging from Canadian programs each year.  Because COVID-19 resulted […]

Call for Nominations for the Annual National Student and Thought Leadership Awards

Call for Nominations for the Annual National Student and
Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, 2019-20 Academic Year

September 10, 2020

Dear Directors of CAPPA Member Programs:

The National Student and Thought Leadership Awards in Public Administration, a joint initiative of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), aims to recognize talent in Canadian public administration and policy programs at the regional and national levels. It highlights excellence in public administration and showcases the top talent emerging from Canadian programs each year. Because COVID-19 resulted in the postponement of the IPAC National Conference (and this awards process), this competition recognizes outstanding students from the 2019-20 academic year.

Criteria and Procedures

1. Selecting winners:

CAPPA members will solicit and judge entries (best paper, best professional report, or best graduating student, however defined) from their students, and select a winner in the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (as applicable to each department). Representatives from the IPAC regional group may be asked to help with the adjudication. Together, the students selected from each institution are the National Student Leadership Award winners.

2. Giving local recognition:

We encourage programs, departments and schools to hold recognition events for the winners. You may also want to approach your local IPAC group to provide recognition. In some cases the local regional group may have more than one university in their catchment area, and the range of winners will be broader.

3. National recognition on web sites:

Winners will be celebrated by IPAC and CAPPA on their respective websites. The names, contact information, brief bios, and synopsis of the accomplishment of the winners should be forwarded to CAPPA at the contact point noted below. The deadline for receiving these packages is October 9, 2020.

4. The 72nd Annual IPAC National Conference, November 16-18 2020 (Virtual):

• The winners from every program will receive an invitation to the IPAC national conference. The IPAC Endowment Fund will pay the registration fees for the winners. (As the conference is virtual this year, there are no travel/accommodation costs.)
• All of the National Student Award winners will be asked to participate in an E-poster session describing their best piece of research or analysis, taking place in conjunction with the IPAC Annual Conference in November.

• A jury will select and rank the three best E-poster presentations for the National Student Thought Leadership Awards. The top three winners will receive a cash award and will be recognized on the IPAC and CAPPA web sites.

We look forward to receiving notification of your top students by October 9, 2020.

For each nomination, please include:

• nominator’s name and contact information
• nominee’s name and contact information;
• a brief bio (no more than 100 words); and
• synopsis of accomplishment (i.e., top student, best, paper, project or research, contest winner, etc.)

Please forward all nominations to youngb@uvic.ca. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Belle Young at youngb@uvic.ca or Andrea Rounce at andrea.rounce@umanitoba.ca or 1-204-891-0501.

Brooke Jeffrey
CAPPA/ACPAP President
Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration

Suzanne Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Public Administration of Canada

Winners announced for 2017 National Public Administration Case Competition! Les gagnants annoncés pour le Concours national des affaires publiques 2017!

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(La version française suit.) Winners announced for this year’s National Public Administration Case Competition! CAPPA and IPAC are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s National Public Administration Case Competition held at Ryerson University’s Department of Politics and Public Administration on Saturday, February 18, 2017. These are: 1st Place: Carleton University (School of Public Policy & Administration) 2nd Place: Université Laval (Departement de science politique) 3rd Place: Simon Fraser University (School of Public Policy) The competition enjoyed success again this year. The competition attracted twelve excellent teams representing universities from across the country. We wish to recognize the special […]