Carleton SPPA Graduate Students Ace National Competition
This past weekend, a Carleton team from the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) won the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) National Case Study Competition. The team, made up of four Master’s students (Ron Gallipeau, Miriam Gough, Hazen Jonah, and Meagan Wiersema) beat out eleven competing teams from across the country.
Says Amanda Clarke, one of the team’s coaches: “The team did an excellent job and apparently “blew the judges away” with their research and analysis. The judges observed: “We can see all of them going very far in life.”
The other Carleton coaches were Chris Stoney and Richard Paton.
The team had one week to prepare a formal presentation – as part of a simulation, they had to brief the federal Cabinet on a strategy for defence procurement, focusing in particular on the question of how best to replace Canada’s soon-to-be-retired CF-18 jets. They then had to present their simulation to a judging panel consisting of a federal and two provincial Deputy Ministers, the CEO of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), and a senior partner from Ernst & Young.
Ernst & Young, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) sponsored this year’s event which was held at and also sponsored by Ryerson University in Toronto.
For more information about the competition, please visit the IPAC website.