Policy Connections For Canada

Terry Copp Appointed Member of the Order of Canada

John Terry Copp, C.M. Elora, Ontario Terry Copp has nurtured Canadians’ understanding of our history. Professor emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the founder and director emeritus of the Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies, he...

Historical Empathy for the Past and Present: An Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Doing History

Photo via Pixabay [VanVangelis]In this article, Sara Karn explores her research on historical empathy and its significance for teachers, learners, and historians. She suggests that empathy—and the associated emotions and feelings that arise while learning about people...

Call for Papers: Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies (MANECCS) is accepting proposals from all academic disciplines for its 2024 conference to be held at the Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 8-9, 2024.  MANECCS has a long history of...

The Chancellors’ Challenge: An Introduction

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: The Green Transition

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: Interprovincial Trade Barriers

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: The Sustainable Development Goals

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: Defence Spending

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Watch Now: Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Guarantee

Amid soaring costs of essentials, could a basic income guarantee be the game-changer? Both the market economy and welfare system are falling short, with minimum-wage workers, and people receiving social assistance trapped thousands of dollars below the poverty line....

A Reading Week Trip to Michigan State University

Laurier students pose by a mural in Flint, Michigan during a city tour, part of their visit to Michigan State University's East Lansing and Flint campuses. The mural depicts (from left) the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, James Forman, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev....

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How well is Canada navigating a dynamic regional and global context marked by profound political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental shifts?  What kinds of challenges are Canadian governments facing, and how are they addressed with the tools of public policy?  

The ‘Policy Connections for Canada’ cluster exists to foster research, education, and discussion of Canada’s policy choices in a changing regional and international landscape. It acknowledges and engages with the complexity, interconnectivity and uncertainty that make public policy such a difficult yet essential field of study and practice.  The cluster’s researchers conduct multidisciplinary research on a wide variety of issues, including trade and foreign policy; climate and environmental policy; immigration, citizenship and refugee policy; as well as social policy and urban development.  

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