In January 2021, four UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) student teams began their Global Policy Projects, working with clients on topics related to climate action, sustainable energy, and decolonization. PPGA 590B is being led by Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
The Global Policy Project is a 6-credit course that provides the opportunity for MPPGA students to engage with policy makers and civil society organizations on a real-world policy challenge, both in Canada and around the world. Client organizations present a specific policy problem facing their organization to students, provide context to help students further define the issue and support the students as they work address it. With the support of a SPPGA faculty member, students work in teams to apply their creative thinking and analytical skills to their policy challenge.
Learn more about this year’s projects below:
Climate Action Strategy: Coordinating Action on Squamish Nation Territory
Client: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)
Faculty Lead: Andrea Reimer
Students: Kingsley Eze, Remy Hellstern, Nidhi Sharma, Claire Ross
Students will complete their Global Policy Project (GP2) with the development of a final deliverable(s) for their client, as well a presentation of their findings and policy recommendations presented during the annual MPPGA symposium held at UBC in early April 2021.