SPPGA Fellow Andrea Reimer Launches Ask Me Anything Initiative with UBC Community



Ask Me Anything

Andrea Reimer, the first Policy Practitioner Fellow at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), has launched an ‘Ask Me Anything’ initiative, inviting UBC students, faculty, and staff to ask her the questions that they’ve been pondering about power and practice, and the practical challenges of policy-making. Andrea will answer them, find someone who can answer them, or point the person to a resource to learn more.

As a SPPGA Policy Practitioner Fellow, she looks forward to engaging with you, our UBC community. Andrea invites your questions by email at sppga.fellow@ubc.ca or on Twitter with the hashtag #AMASPPGA.

2020 Schedule on Twitter:

Andrea is sharing insights and answering questions on power and public policy on Twitter (#AMASPPGA) from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays from May until August, 2020. Andrea is inviting former and current policymakers as guests to join her in conversation during these times.

Tuesday, May 26: With special guest, Meaghan Thumath, Public health leader & Trudeau Scholar at Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence Based Intervention

Tuesdays in June: June 6, 9, 16, 23

Tuesday, June 30 – with special guest, Professor Max Cameron (Political Science), Acting Director, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Tuesdays in July: July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Tuesdays in August: August 4, 11, 18, and 25

Past guests have included David Miller, former mayor of Toronto; Maria Cabildo, Senior Fellow with the Advancement Project California; Joshua Diemert, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs student; Doug Ragan, Specialist, Urban Children and Youth, UN-Habitat, Nairobi; Karen Ward, Drug Policy Advisor & Community Information Coordinator for the City of Vancouver; and Farhan Mohamed, former Daily Hive Editor-in-Chief.

Background on Andrea: During her decade on Vancouver City Council, Andrea initiated a number of initiatives, including the City of Vancouver’s award-winning effort to be the Greenest City on earth and Vancouver’s nationally significant municipal framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. She has been a strong public voice in Vancouver and the metro region, with a focus on working with residents to build green, reconciled, engaged communities and making government easy for the public to access.

No question is too big or too small!

COVID-19 Resources: A list of UBC and governmental resources related to COVID-19 for students, staff, faculty and community members was compiled by UBC, the MPPGA Program, and SPPGA Policy Practitioner Fellow, Andrea Reimer.

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