Director’s Message

Director Moura Quayle

Welcome to the University of British Columbia’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program in our newly established School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). With the energy of a new policy school at UBC-Vancouver, it’s an invigorating time to be on campus. SPPGA seeks to catalyze a network of accomplished scholars from across UBC who will engage with students, community, government, business leaders, and civil society through research, teaching, and practice to develop practical policy and governance solutions.

As the new home for the MPPGA program, UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs aspires to be an essential centre for innovation in global affairs and public policy.

As the year comes to a close, we are thrilled to congratulate our new graduates, who are the third cohort of students in the program and the first group to graduate from the new UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.  MPPGA Grads, now you are about to embark on the next chapter in your careers. I encourage you to take every chance to learn and become very good at what you do – eventually employers will be coming to you with opportunities in the years to come. You’ll be “in-demand” as global change makers!

We look forward to following the progress of our graduates – many took advantage of policy-related co-op positions through UBC’s Faculty of Arts over the summer months. We were also thrilled to welcome our fourth MPPGA cohort of students this fall!

UBC is a place where bold ideas are welcome. There has never been a better time than now for us to strive towards a new approach to policy, one that integrates perspectives from science, social sciences and humanities and fosters collaborative and creative skills along with intercultural understanding to advance innovative modes of study and policy solutions.

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 look forward to hearing from you!

Yours truly,

Moura Quayle
Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program
Professor, Strategic Design