Director’s Message

Director Moura Quayle
Welcome to the University of British Columbia’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program. We are looking forward to working with you on some of the most urgent public policy issues facing the world today.

With the energy of a new year and new students in the air, and some big news on the horizon, it’s an invigorating time to be on campus. As UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program enters into its second year, our faculty and staff are excited to welcome our new MPPGA candidates alongside returning students who will form the program’s first graduating class in 2017.

The MPPGA program’s first year was an unequivocal success, with 15 enthusiastic students representing a wide range of perspectives and interests.

During the year, participants chaired Policy Practitioner series, met with federal ministers on issues such as climate change and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and applied their strategic design skills to energy consumption reduction at a PolicyStudio@UBC in Ottawa. During the summer, many took advantage of policy-related co-op positions through UBC’s Faculty of Arts.

UBC is a place where bold, innovative and transformational ideas are welcome. We believe that, together with you, we can have a positive impact on the world. Behind the scenes, we’re working hard to build on that auspicious start with our progress towards the launch of a new UBC Policy School. It’s a big story—one we’re proud to be part of.

If you are considering our professional graduate program, please subscribe to our newsletter, join us on social media, and contact the MPPGA Program Office for more details.  We are excited to hear from you.

Yours truly,

Moura Quayle
Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program
Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Professor, Strategic Design